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Women Educators Association of Nigeria (WEAN)

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Joined March 2017

WEAN is a gender-focused literacy organisation headquartered in Nigeria with country offices in Western and Central Africa. We collaborate/partner with national and international NGOs.

Presence in: Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Women Educators Association of Nigeria ( WEAN ) is a gender / women focused literacy organisation established in the year 2000. Following the success and relevance of the organisation in Women’s Human Rights promotion, it was registered as a National CSO, with registration number; CAC/IT /NO/24189.

Members of the organisation are drawn from professionals (particularly women ) from diverse fields of studies including legal and paralegal.

Our Vision
Wean envisages a Nigeria in which there is equitable, active and broad-based participation of citizenry in effective service delivery and utilization for sustainable governance.
Our Mission
To guide service providers and users in all fields, to be empowered with appropriate skills and competences for effective service delivery and utilization.

WEAN’s philosophy is to hunt for and share information aimed at promoting women’s human rights and development.  In line with this philosophy, we have produced information on laws and legal rights that is accessible to women in “Pidgin English”and other non-legalistic languages through all shades of sensitisation and awareness raising including seminars and workshops, focused-group discussions, meetings with women in their various groups at the community/grassroot level, information dissemination through radio, poster, pamphlet, street drama.

Our funders include:

* UNDP Country Office – Pre and post 2011 Nigerian general elections, as executing partner.

* UNDEF – Post 2011 elections, as implementing partner.

* INEC Gender Unit – Pre and post 2015 elections.

* Amplified Change: as a grassroot implementing partner – legal literacy on gender-based violence; ongoing in communities.

* Advocacy for law reforms to promote proportional participation of women in the political space; ongoing and funded by WEAN internal generated funds.

People Associated With This Organization

Sylvia Briggs

Nigeria  
Women Educators Association of Nigeria...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
Works with Women Educators Association of Nigeria (WEAN) is a collection of Educators particularly women who are professionals in diverse fields who equip women and youth with the appropriate skills and competences to generate income and fast track economic development.
Sylvia Briggs is the network champion (main point of contact) for Women Educators Association of Nigeria (WEAN).

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