Women Against Violence & Exploitation Foundation (WAVE) (CAC/IT/NO-90075/2016)) is a registered non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation established under Nigerian laws to build strategic partnerships to end Female Genital Mutilation & all forms of VAWG. WAVE Foundation is the first organisation to organise a walk to end Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria.

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We represent an inclusive, confident, loud, independent feminist voice and bring real women’s voices into the arena. We build consensus and mobilise our members’ collective experience to work on major issues affecting women. We provide counselling, legal aid, advocacy and work for girl’s and women’s rights through meaningful community projects that promote justice, peace and equal rights for all.


We envision a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognized, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have freedom of choice, self-confidence, and freedom from exploitation; Equality and equity for all. We must ensure no woman is left behind.

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Gender Equality
  • Mental Health & Counseling Services
  • Psycho-social support
  • Climate Action
  • Legal Aids
  • Reproductive Health
  • Advocacy
  • Women in Leadership & Development

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The World Health Organisation estimates that 200 million girls and women globally have undergone some form of FGM, a quarter of whom are Nigerians! Three million girls undergo some form of the procedure every year in Africa alone. An additional 2 million girls could undergo FGM by 2030 as a result of COVID-19, on top of the 68 million cases which had previously been anticipated. Girls and women who have undergone FGM live predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States, but FGM is also practiced in select countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. It is also practiced among migrant populations throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM has been categorised into four types, ranging from a symbolic prick to the clitoris or prepuce, to the fairly extensive removal and narrowing of […]


Child Molestation is also known as child sexual abuse. It is a secret crime involving a range of indecent sexual activities between an adult and a child. Child sexual abuse in Nigeria is an offence under several sections of chapter 21 of the country’s criminal code. The age of consent is 18. UNICEF reported in 2015 that one in four […]


Violence against women and girls is defined as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women and girls, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

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