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. Formerly known as Wonderful Women Network Foundation, we are dedicated to promoting opportunities that strengthen women’s right and bridge the inequality gap.
Our core value is to empower girls and women mentally, economically, politically and psychologically through civic engagement, education & social advancement initiatives. We are recognized and acknowledged by relevant Nigerian Government Agencies and other like-minded reputable NGOs worldwide. As the initiator of *StopTheCut* our vision is a society with equal rights and opportunities for all sexes that can lead to sustainable development. We are guided by the values of transparency and accountability; integrity; transformative change; feminism; diversity; and dignity of the human person.
We are recognized and acknowledged by relevant Nigerian Government Agencies and other like-minded reputable NGOs worldwide.
An advocacy campaign and goal cannot be won single-handedly. Identifying allies, building support, and collaborating are keys to success. We are advocating for the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Nigeria and globally
We envision a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have freedom of choice, self-confidence, and freedom from exploitation; and no woman has been left behind.
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 counseling, support and advocacy and work for girl’s and women’s rights through meaningful community projects that promote justice, peace and equal rights for all.
Our goal at Wave Foundation is to provide care and palliatives that will cover restorative surgery, counseling, legal services, recovery cafe & psycho- social support for at risk girls and survivors. We serve as Implementing Partner for several organisations and government agencies for effective community engagement. Wave Foundation support will cover these services;
- Restorative surgery
- Prevention & support for at risk girls and survivors
- Pro-bono legal services
- Recovery cafe
Aims and Objectives
- Addressing the root causes of FGM at the community level, including gender stereotypes, gender inequality, unequal power relations, and negative social norms
- Advocacy and community based action to end FGM.
- Protection and rehabilitation
of survivors and at risk girls and women
- Freedom from violence, stigma and stereotypes
- Poverty eradication, social protection and social services
- Inclusive development, shared prosperity and decent work
- Peaceful and inclusive societies
- Participation, accountability and gender-responsive institutions.