Who We Are
AWLA (Nigeria Chapter) is non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-governmental and professional organization for African Women Lawyers in Nigeria.
Aims & Objectives
To promote the principles and aims of the African union, the united nations, African commission on human and people’s rights, African charter on the rights and welfare of the child; enhance the legal status of women and children; share information, increase capacity, and lobby for gender equality through legislative reforms, public education, advocacy, strengthen existing legal frame works, networking between African women lawyers , increase the involvement of women in power and in decision making.
Target Market: Women and Children
Major achievements from inception to date
Sensitization Of Women And Children On Their Rights And Access To Justice
Influencing The Domestication Of The Child Rights Act In Various States Of The Federation Influencing Law Reforms Against Female Genital
Mutilation, Sexual Harassment
Gender Inequality And Other Forms Of Discrimination Against Women
Strengthening The Capacity Of Members
Providing Open Fora For Discussions Of All Matters Affecting Women And Children
Advocating For Removal Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women And Children
Promoting Their Rights And Interests
Promulgation Of Law Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Harrassment, Child Abuse, Creation Of Help Centres, Probono Services, Raising Confident And Bold Children
Home For Abused Women And Children, Law Providing For Equitable Distribution Of Property At Divorce, Law On Child Support Mandating The Father Of A Child To Be Fully Or 75 Percent Responsible For Providing For His Child And Or Children.