A rapid assessment of the impact of the lockdown on women across the country conducted by PWAN , has revealed amongst other issues, that there has been an increase in reporting of sexual and gender-based violence related offences across the country since the lockdown began. The economy of the country has not been spared, the organized private sector which plays host to the airlines, bank,...Read More
On Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division delivered its judgment in Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN v. Nigerian Customs Service Board & Anor: Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1113/2019. The Plaintiff (Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN) via his counsel Tunde Ahmed Adejumo, Esq had approached the Court via an Originating Summons primarily seeking a declaration that in view of the...Read More
The shrinking space for women in the political process requires continuous engagements with various stakeholders on the importance of inclusive governance where women are given the opportunity to contribute their quota in national development.
In order to achieve this, PWAN, with support from NED kicked off a project titled: Beyond voting: Increasing Women’s participation in the...Read More
The Reforming Pretrial Detention in Kuje Correctional Center Project (Reform Kuje) is funded by the US Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). This project is being implemented by Partners West Africa Nigeria, PartnersGlobal, the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions Nigeria, and New-Rule L.L.C.
This newsletter is a brief summary of activities from...Read More
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the principal law enforcement agency in the country with a staff strength of 371,800. It has staff deployment across the 36 states of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). There have been several security challenges which cut across the nooks and crannies of the country and the rate is so alarming. Terrorism, Kidnapping, Armed robbery,...Read More
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR SURVIVAL AGAINST COVID-19
According to the United Nations, about 2 billion persons (which is roughly 30% of the world population) experience some form of disability. In 2019, the National Assembly of Nigeria estimated that 20 million persons in Nigeria are living with disability.
Disability is defined as any condition that makes it more difficult for a...Read More
COVID19 AND ITS IMPACT ON NIGERIAN WOMEN – A RAPID ASSESSMENT
Current worldwide statistics on confirmed cases of the Corona Virus stand at 2,471,136 with 169,006 persons confirmed dead according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 1 . On the African continent, WHO postulates that there are currently 16,115 confirmed cases, and 720 deaths as a result of the virus; South...Read More
The COVID-19 is a new virus, which has caused huge havoc across the globe and its resulted in it being studied by scientists, researchers, and medical practitioners. Some of the best ways of flattening the curve of the spread of the virus as advised by medical personnel are to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, its impact on the health of individuals and how it spreads.
The advice by...Read More
Since the end of the 2nd World War in the summer of 1945, the world had never seen any greater devastating experience as the Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19 Pandemic which broke out in November 2019 in the Wuhan Province, China.
Nigeria had it’s first index case on 27th February 2020 when an Italian traveled to Lagos from his home country. Since then, things have not been the same in our...Read More
The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, also known as Partners West Africa, a non-governmental women-led organization, working towards enhancing citizens’ participation and improving security governance in Nigeria and West Africa broadly in collaboration with the Nigerian Policing Program (NPP) seeks to build the capacity of FCT Command Division Station Officers, Inspector Crimes and...Read More