About

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 registered 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.

THEMATIC AREAS SDG 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls through;
a) Civic Engagement
b) Education
c) Social Advancement Initiatives

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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 le behind.

Aims & Objectives

  • Addressing the root causes of VAWG at the community level, including gender stereotypes, gender inequality, unequal power relations, and negative social norms.
  • Advocacy and community-based action to end VAWG/FGM.
  • Protection and rehabilitation of survivors, girls and women at risk.
  • 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

Our Focus

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Mental Health & Counselling Services
  • Reproductive Health
  • Advocacy
  • Gender Equality
  • Climate Action
  • Women in Leadership and Development
  • Recovery Cafe
  • Psycho-Social Support
  • Legal & Medical Aid
  • Referral Services

OUR PARTNERS

  • Federal Ministry of Women Affairs
  • Federal Capital Territory Administration; Social Development Secretariat
  • Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps
  • National Emergency Management Authority
  • Independent National Electoral Commission
  • WRAPA
  • FIDA Nigeria
  • NAWOJ
  • Nigeria Police
  • NAPTIP
  • Women Voices for Peace
  • WAND
  • Girl Up Nigeria
  • Men Against Rape
  • Albino Foundation
  • Dorothy Njemanze Foundation
  • Global Women P.E.A.C.E Foundation USA
  • Sahiyo USA
  • Story Centre USA
  • Engage Diaspora USA
  • GMC UK Canada End FGM
  • ITNOYD Canada
  • Glow for Equality Sweden
  • UNFPA Nigeria
  • AWLN Nigeria
  • UN Women Nigeria

MEDIA PARTNERS

  • NTA International
  • NTA 24
  • NTA Abuja
  • News Agency of Nigeria
  • Nigeria Info Abuja
  • Wazobia Fm Abuja
  • Armed Forces Radio
  • NSTV
  • Independent Television {ITV}
  • FRCN
  • Rize FM
  • Nigeria Custom Broadcasting Network
  • Aso TV