The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) with support from the FORD Foundation conducted a research study on the ‘Promoting Survivor-Centered Policing in West Africa’ project, aimed at improving the capacity of security agencies (Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to prevent and respond to...Read More
Given the re-emergence of authoritarian regimes across Africa and several other countries around the world in the last decade, the concept of democracy has struggled to thrive in some of those countries. Nigeria has particularly suffered from the effects of poor leadership at all levels and the state of democracy in the country has remained constant in the last 10 years.
The country has...Read More
Hypothetically, after twenty years of uninterrupted civil rule in Nigeria and six election cycles, elections in Nigeria should be devoid of the negativities that have marked the conduct of elections between 1960 and 1999. Conversely, the over two decades of democracy have not yielded the corollary of positivity, good conduct, and peaceful elections in Africa’s largest democracy. Consequently,...Read More
In 2021, PWAN demonstrated operational resilience after the downturn of 2020 and was faced with ongoing global and national impacts. PWAN was able to navigate the year with the help of a focused strategic plan, strong leadership model, and the professionalism and experience of its staff. We strengthened our work processes as an organization and showcased the promotion of more accountable and...Read More
The results and appointments following the 2019 general elections, led to a decline in the representation of women at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government compared to the previous administration. 2,970 women were on the 2019 electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates. Of this number, 60 women are currently in office representing about 4% of elected...Read More
PWAN and the Transparency and Accountability Practitioners (TAPs) carried out a general diagnosis survey to assess certain of the Area Council’s vulnerabilities to corruption. The survey listed the services that the local government provides, and asked respondents to rank (1) the level of monopoly that the Area Council has over service provision; (2) Area Council staﬀ’s discretion in making...Read More
In May and June 2020, PWAN and TAPS held a workshop with the local government’s selected junior and senior staff in order to identify root causes to the vulnerability to corruption rating in the general diagnosis and also to suggest solutions to the root causes.
The workshops focused on the four service categories (Licenses and Permits, Control and Inspection, Public Procurement of Goods...Read More
When Laws and Regulations are made it is vital to ensure that there are not incompatible with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and other Laws in force. All court decisions on various provisions should be taken into account to ensure conformity.
The new Police Act brings about innovations which would impact the police institution and the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. The Act repeals the Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 and enacts the Nigerian police Act 2020 to provide a more effective and well organised police force driven by principles of transparency and accountability in its operation and management of its resources...Read More
In a quest for different security experiences and priorities, the United Nations Security Council in the year 2000 adopted Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 to create a gender-equal, gender-sensitive, and gender-responsive security sector. The efforts at gender mainstreaming in peace and security have been accompanied by state-level attempts to increase the participation of women in the security sector....Read More