Women Initiative for Leadership Strategy and Innovation in Africa (Women Africa) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on promoting gender equality and the broadest participation of women and girls in the leadership space through innovative means.
We are a Nigeria based, sub-regional, women’s rights organization that prepares, develops and inspires African women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors.
Founded in 2014, Women Africa works specifically to address issues germane to good governance, which includes eradication of all forms of violence; and pursuit of inclusive and participatory leadership that strengthens the inclusion of women and girls in decision making processes.
Women Africa started in 2014 as an online mobilization platform, galvanizing support for women’s issues, sharing information, advocating and initiating campaigns for the advancement of the status of African women and girls. Following the extraordinary need for increased social mobilization for women’s equal involvement in local development, the organization moved in 2016 to engage with and motivate a wide range of partners and allies at local and national levels to raise awareness of and demand for the recognition of women’s participation in community development.
Since its establishment Women Africa has carried out activities and campaigns that have played key role in shaping public discourse and increasing visibility on women’s issues inciting social change and leading to discussions that shape the Nigerian political landscape.
Women Africa works towards the maximization of the contributions of women to Africa’s development potentials through capacity development, civic engagements, policy research and advocacy in leadership, strategy and innovations.
A world where the efforts of women and men are measured and valued equally.