Women's Organisations


Sorted alphabetically by name of organisation

Africa Harvest Mission
Box 514 Nkwogwu
Imo State
Tel: 234-1-681449
Fax: 234-1-685255

Association Of Women Librarians In Nigeria
P.O. Box 332
Yenago, Elsa State
084 335923

Center for Adolescent Research Education and Sexuality (CARES)
28 Ginuwa Road, P.O.BOX 4223
Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
Phone: 234-53-251549
Fax: 234-1-2600600 Ext. 2719
Email: caresyouth@hotmail.com or bofa@chevron.com
Non-profit NGO with focus on Adolescent Reproductive health, Women Issues especially in the area of FGM, abortion and STD/HIV/AIDS prevention.

Centre For Citizens' Emancipation And Empowerment
C/O Royal Chambers
Daily Times Building
Ahmadu Bello Way
P.O.Box 9077
Kaduna, Nigeria
Formed in year 2002 to promote the emancipation of women especially those in Pudah in the Northern states and to offer legal assistance to the underprivileged in the society.

Centre For Women's Research And Development
No.56, TBS Complex
Race Course
Lagos, Nigeria
Email: frieti@consultant.com
Tel: 234-8023102779
Telefax: 234-1-2645043
We are in the forefront for the propagation for the upliftment of the status of women, fighting against harmful traditional pra ctices against woment, and also have vocational training centres for the less privileged women were skill are acquired after which micro credit facilities are given to establish small businesses.

Coalition Of Nigerian NGOs On Health, Population And Development (CONNOHPD)
1, Lkorodu Rd., Maryland, PMB 21178
Tel: (234 1) 493 7937
Fax: (234 1) 4937937/4960811

Country Women Association Of Nigeria (COWAN)
NO. 2 Afunbiowo Street, PMB 809
Akure, Ondo State
Tel: 234 34 231945
Fax: (011 234-34) 231633

Eminent council for Charitable and Humnitarian affairs
P.o. box 171 ede, osun State, Nigeria.
Web site: http://www.eccha.jeeran.com

Empowerment And Action Research Centre (EMPARC)
1 Wegbo Street (off 56, Iwaya Road)
Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos
Tel: 864656
Fax: 860931

Federation Of Muslim Women's Association In Nigeria (FOMWAN)
22 Ahmad Talib Road, Kongo Campus
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
069 32096

Federation of Muslim Women's Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN)
c/o Islamic Education Trust, 105
Tokunbo Street
P.O.Box 637 Lagos

Federation of Ogoni Women's Association (FOWA)
Ogoni, Nigeria.
Umbrella group for all women's group in the Ogoni region.

Gender and Development Network
c/o Dr. Iyabo Olojede
Dept. of Political Science
Lagos State University
P. M. B. 1087
Apapa, Lagos

Gender Equity Action Planners (GEAP)
c/o Dr (Mrs) Stella Effah-Attoe,
Department of History,
University of Calabar,
Cross River State
Tel : 00-234-87-234741.
E-mail: star@unical.anpa.net.ng

Girl Guides and Business & Professional Women
P.O.Box 1625 Ibadan, Oyo State

Grassroots Health Organization Of Nigeria (GHON)
POB 4704, NO. 3, Abdu Sambo St.
Albasa Rail Line, Kano
Tel: (064) 662519
Fax: (064) 669223

International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Anambra / Enugu zone.
No 9 Second Ave Independence Layout
PO Box 1686, Enugu,
Enugu State Nigeria.

Intl. Fund For National Directorate Of Employment/Better Life Informal Coop Sector Education Scheme
C/O Justice Alfa Belgores Chambers
Supreme Court of Nigeria
Tafawa Belewa Square, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 2635930
Fax: (234 1) 2635426

International Reproductive Rights Research Group (IRRAG-Nigeria)
2 Hudson Lane, off Akakpava Street
PO Box 7400
Benin City, Nigeria
Tel: (234 52) 252497 or (234) 52 25516
Fax: (234 52) 250668.

Legal Research And Resource Development Center
386 Murtala Mohammed Way, Yaba Box 75242
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: (234-1) 864733/862097
Fax: (234-1) 610450/862097

Medical Women Association of Nigeria
Dept. of Community Health, College of Medicine
University of Lagos, Lagos St.

Ministry of Women's Affairs
PBM 229 Garki
Abuja, Nigeria
Objectives:Development of women with equal rights and corresponding responsibilities; Stimulate action to promote civic, political, social and economic participation of women; Co-ordinate and monitor women's programmes; Provide technical and financial support to women NGOs especially National Council of Women Societies.

MOMS Club of Onitsha Nigeria.
99 Upper New Market Road Onitsha
Anambra State Nigeria
Tel: 234-46-481762
Fax: 234-46-214352
Email: onitshamomsclub@yahoo.com
Purpose: The MOMS Club of Onitsha Nigeria is the first in Nigeria and represent an international network of all mothers especially those who choose to work from home or stay home to raise their children.We believe that we owe our children a duty to raise them by our selves.The Mother Chapter is in California U.S.A. There is a new chapter in Lagos,the MOMS Club of Ikeja Lagos Nigeria and other Chapters are starting off. We equally believe in reaching out to the community by performimg service projects that will help children in the Community.

Muslim Sisters Organization Of Nigeria
P.O. Box 984, Islamic Trust of Nigeria
234 69 50469

National Baha'i Office For The Advancement Of Women
P.O. Box 2029, G.P.O Marina
Tel: 234 1 834742
Fax: 234 834742

National Centre for Women in Development
Better Life Street, Central Area, P.M.B. 185

National Commission for Women
Area 2, Section I, Block 65
PMB 229
Tel: 09-2340310-1
Objectives: Promoting the general welfare of women while ensuring their full utilization in the development of human resources as full participants in all facets of national development working towards total elimination of all social and cultural practices tending to discriminate against and dehumanize womanhood; Empowerment of Women through co-operative activities and income generation and employment schemes; Monitoring and hashing with appropriate government ministries/departments; Conducting research and formulating plans for improving the status of Women; Co-ordination, structuring and monitoring the activities of women's voluntary organizations.

National Committee On Women And Development
Ministry of Social Development, Youth and Sport
5 Kofo Abayomi Street
Victoria Island

National Council of Women
P.M.B. 229
Area 2, Section 1,
Block 65
Garki - Abuja
It is an umbrella NGO which acts as a bridge for linking women of Nigeria irrespective of creed, tribe or class; it is a platform for disseminating women's opinions and a liaison between the women and the Government of the day. It is the voice of the women of Nigeria and it is strictly non-political. Members are urged to interest themselves in public matters, in the government of the country and in all civil affairs. Partisan politics within the Council is not allowed. Women are however encouraged to fully involve themselves in political activities to ensure effective participation in development and decision-making.

National Council of Women Scientists
No. 3 Abdu Sambo
P.O.Box 4704
Tel: 64 662519
(Education, Literacy)

National Council of Women's Societies of Nigeria - Gongol State
Fufore Local Government
Gongola State

National Council Of Women's Societies Nigeria (NCWS)
Plot Pc 14, Ahmed Onibudo Street
Victoria Island.
P.O. Box 3063,
Tel: 234-615592 or 63 16 37 or (234) 1612091
Fax: (234) 9 234361
Provides a platform for formulating women's opinions and ideas and dissemination of such opinions and ideas; deals with requests and petitions from member organizations for social reform or other requests by making representation to the government or other appropriate bodies; sends delegates and/or representatives to and receives delegates and/or representatives from national and international organizations, meetings, and conferences; publishes a newsletter and any other publications the Council may think necessary; holds a biennial convention at which all member organization are represented.

Network Of African Rural Women Associations
NO. 7, Awosika Crescent, Ijapo Estate, P.M.B. 809
Akure, Ondo State
Tel: (234-34) 231 945
Fax: (234-34) 231 633

Nigerian Association of University Women
Department of Home Economics, Owerri, Imo State.

Nigerian Association Of University Women
P.O. Box 2382
Tel: (234 1) 2620973
Fax: (234 1) 2620973

Nigerian Association of University Women (Ikeja branch)
33, Oba Akran Avenue
P. M. B. 21318
Email: komolara@yahoo.com or nauwikeja@kabissa.org
URL: http://www.kabissa.org/nauwikeja
Webpage: http://millennium.fortunecity.com/fairview/909/NAUWIKEJABRANCH.html

Nigerian Federation of Business and Professional Women
27 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi
P.O.Box 618 Enugu Anambra State
Tel: 042-330-474 01-684-083

Nigerian Women
While this group is dedicated to the strength, the uniqueness and spirit of being a Nigerian and an African Woman, we also hope to use this forum to educate and publicize the issues and problems of Nigerian Women as it affects the whole dynamics of Nigerian Society. The forum is not ONLY for Nigerian Women, it is geared towards ALL Nigerians who wish to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the issues affecting us as Nigerians.
e-mail: NigerianWomen@yahoogroups.com

Nnewi (Better Life) Women Co-operative Society
P.O.Box 578 Nnewi Anambra State

Pan-African Movement
2-8 Calcutta Crescents, Gate 4, P.O. Box 610
Apapa, Lagos
Tel: 01-817333/875389
Fax: (011 234-1) 524000

Planned Parenthood Federation Of Nigeria
224 Ikorodu Road, PMB 12657
Palmgrove, Shomolu Layout, Lagos
Tel: (234-1) 820945
Fax: (234-1) 820526

Save the Lost Women Adult Education Programme
c/o Salva Foundation International School
P.O.Box 206 Nnewi, Anambra St.
(Women, Literacy)

Society For The Welfare Of Women Prisoners
43B Kenyatta St., Uwani, c/o Box 15653, UNEC PO
Tel: (234-42) 45716
Fax: (234-42) 455841

St. Andrew's Women's Organization
P.O.Box 312 Okigwe, Imo State

Steering Committee of Women in Nigeria
Dept. of Sociology
Ahmadu Bello

Women Justice Program (WJP)
15A, Moloney St. POB 73586
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: (234-1) 263 2999
Fax: (234-1) 263 2811

Women, Law And Development Centre
P.O. Box 167
Yaba, Lagos
01 867320
234 1 2635943

Women Living Under Muslim Laws International Solidarity Network - Africa and Middle East (WLUML-AME)
P.O. Box 73630
Victoria Island
Tel: +234 1 617 134
Fax: +234 1 617 134
E-mail: Baobab@baobab.com.ng or ayesha@baobab.com.ng
WLUML-AME is part of the international solidarity network Women Living Under Muslim Laws. WLUML offers solidarity and support to and promotes the exchange of information between those connected to the network. WLUML began in the mid 1980s as an action committee responding to threats using religion as a political means to challenge, deny or reduce women's rights. The organization actively collects and disseminates information. It organizes and participates in solidarity campaigns as well as organizing various training programs. The focuses of the training programs include email, internet, outreach planning, leadership, action research, and participitory methods.

Women In Nigeria (WIN)
P.O. Box 1832
Calabar, Cross River State
Tel: (234-87) 224836
Fax: (234-87) 220143

Women in Nigeria
38 Mount Aion Road
P.O.Box 4263
Calabar, Cross River State
Tel: 224228
Fax: 220143
(Women, right to culture, research, right to work, advocacy services, development)

Women in Nigeria
University of Calabar, Cross River State
P.O.Box 3663 Calabar

Women Welfare Association of Nigeria
33 Goodwill Street, Off College Road
Benin-City, Edo State

Women's Centre for Peace and Development (WOPED)
PO Box 4410
Oshodi, Lagos

Women's Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC)
4, Alofoje Street, Off Uwasota Road
P O Box 10231
Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Tel: 234 52 600151
Fax: 234 52 602091
Email: wharc@warri.rcl.nig.com
WHARC is involved with research, training and advocacy in reproductive health.

Women's Health And Economic Development Association (WHEDA)
NO. 44A Etuk Street
Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State
Tel: 234-85 204964, 85-20 427,
(Women, Health, Family planning)

Women's Health Organization Of Nigeria
1, Ikorodu Road, Maryland, PMB 21178
Tel: (234 1) 962463
Fax: (234 1) 524088

Women's Health Research Network In Nigeria (WHERNIN)
C/O Counselling Center, A.B.U

Women's Health Research Network in Nigeria (WHERNIN)
Dept. of Sociology
Ahmadu Bello University

Women's Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC)
Institute of African Studies
University of Ibadan
Tel: +234 2 810 4077
Fax: +243 2 810 4077
E-mail: library@odeku.ui.edu.ng
WORDOC ia a pioneer effort to systematically collect material on women's studies. The centre is a national institution for research, training, and the dissemination of information for men and women interested in gender issues with respect to study, socio-economic policy and action. WORDOC serves final year undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, as well as non-students interested in gender related issues. The collection includes conference proceedings, dissertations and theses, and many newsletters as a result of a newsletter exchange program in which WORDOC participates. Languages: English, French.

Working Group on Women and Work, NISER
University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Young Women Christian Association Of Nigeria (YWCA)
8 Maloney St., P.O. Box 449
Tel: (234-1) 2630950
Fax: (234-1) 2630950

Youth Resource Development Council
31 Allen Ave. P.O.Box 987, Ikeja
(234 01) 962 785

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