League of Democratic Women (LEADS NIGERIA)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 4th Floor, NNIL Building
No. 4. Muhammadu Buhari Way (former Waff Road),
P.O. Box 558, Kaduna
Country: Nigeria
Region: Western Africa
Website: http://www.leadsnigeria.org
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Areas:
  • Education
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Women's rights'
Short description:
To create legal awareness among Northern Nigerian women; To identify and help in strengthening laws and institutions that protects women’s and children’s rights; To persuade government and individuals to engage in affirmative action in favor of women; To encourage female education in Northern Nigeria; To lobby for the promulgation of laws that encourage equality or for the abrogation of customary laws and practices that discriminate against women; To educate Northern Nigerian women on their fundamental rights; To organize seminars, workshops and conferences on women’s rights issues; and To conduct research and publish reports on women’s rights issues. These aims are executed under the following heads: Legal empowerment, Legislative advocacy, Free Legal aid and assistance, Research and documentation.
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