About Us

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

Domestic Violence

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

Key Milestones

Promulgation Of Law Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Harrassment, Child Abuse, Creation Of Help Centres, Probono Services, Raising Confident And Bold Children

Present Initiatives/Projects

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.

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