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The Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) Nigeria, is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation established in 1996 for the protection and promotion of human rights and women’s human rights and the strengthening of civil society. CIRDDOC is also committed to the institutionalization of good governance, gender equality and the rule of law in Nigeria. CIRDDOC is registered under Part C of Companies and Allied Matters Act laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990. (RC 10,928).
Founding executive director
Oby Nwankwo was the founder and Executive Director of the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), an NGO with offices in Abuja, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi states. Oby led CIRDDOC to work extensively in various states of Nigeria: Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, Kano, Kaduna, Borno, Plateau, Lagos and Abuja; and has trained Community Information Officers, Civic Educators and paralegals who provide human rights and civic education, as well as, legal services in most of these states.
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The Amplify Change is a fund which aims to empower young people, men and women to realise their sexual and reproductive rights. It supports civil society and grassroots organisations working in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that advocate for and promote respect for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and adolescents. Amplify Change has four grant types, Opportunity Grant, Strengthening Grant, Network Grant and Strategic Grant covering five thematic areas
The Nigerian Sub-national(States) Budget Transparency Survey(SBTS) is the first independent assessment investigating transparency and spaces for public participation in the budget processes and transparency of procurement processes in all 36 Nigerian states.. The survey consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire evaluating: timely publication of budget documents and information, open spaces for public participation throughout the budget process, and sound and transparent procurement processes and systems.
The EU UN Spotlight Initiative project is aimed at eliminating Gender Based Violence and Harmful Traditional Practices among Women and Girls. The project contributes to the social norm change and capacity enhancement of women and girls to advocate for norm change within their communities. It supports awareness creation on early child marriage, gender based-violence, addresses identified harmful practices specific to the communities and promote peer group discussions among young women and girls in and out of school.
The Joint Donor Program on Promoting the Elimination of FGM Phase III is aimed at eliminating the practice of FGM in Nigeria especially in the five focal states – Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ebonyi and Imo states. In the year 2020, CIRDDOC carried out series of interventions in Imo and Ebonyi states. As part of a media awareness campaign on prevention and spread of COVID-19 and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) including Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention in the communities, CIRDDOC produced clips for jingles which featured the Chairman Imo state Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Dr Samuel Agunwa Ohiri. Eze Ohiri made a
The drive for accountability and anti-corruption so far in Nigeria does not reflect a significant contribution of women’s voices. Neither does it squarely address women’s issues as a strategic concern to women’s contributions or as it affects them. The narrative is further reinforced by cultural constructs and faith misrepresentations to justify the denial of women holding high public office. MacArthur Foundation is supporting Nigerians to advance a movement towards increased transparency, accountability that improves quality of life for Nigerians. Focusing on the intersection of gender, corruption and accountability which is critical to the achievement of MacArthur Foundation’s strategic objectives.
CIRDDOC Nigeria through its Legal Department since 1999 till date has successfully been implementing a project titled: “Increasing access to mediation and legal services for poor people especially in rural Communities” The project was supported by two partners: Henreich Boll Foundation (HBF) and The British Department for International Development (DFID) through the British Council Justice For All office in Nigeria between 1999 and 2015. HBF supported CIRDDOC Nigeria to train over 500 Paralegals, Civic Educators (CEs) and Development Information Officers (DIOs) as well as established and equipped Community Information Centres in 9 States of the South East and
LATE CHIEF VICTOR U. NWANKWO
LATE THEODORA OBY NWANKWO
Founding executive director
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is any harmful act of sexual, physical, psychological, mental, and emotional abuse that is perpetrated …
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