Women's Centre for Peace and Development WOPED

WOPED is an education, information and advocacy centre for the advancement of the human rights of women and girls to social inclusion, economic security, and fundamental freedoms. WOPED envisions a world of peaceful co-existence, improved living standards and gender-responsive human development. WOPED was founded to redress existing wrongs against women and girls in local communities and to propagate peace in its most realistic forms in lived experiences. WOPED understands 'peace' to mean not just the absence of war, but the absence of all forms of violence, be they economic, psychological, physical, socio-cultural or political. WOPED believes that there could not possibly be peace in sit...

Women's Centre for Peace and Development WOPED
Km 12 Owerri-PH Road, P. O. Box 1048
Owerri-Main,
Owerri, Imo State 00000
Nigeria
2347037850117

Board of Directors

Theresa Michael, Hon. Osita Ernest Igbe, Louisa Michael, Dawap Nanbam, Engr Ekisola Obafemi, Priscilla Njoku, Kingsley Ugwuegbulem, Samson Ugbejeh, Julia Ibe, Agatha Omoagholo, Lucky Iheanetu

Mission

WOPED is an education, information and advocacy centre for the advancement of the human rights of women and girls to social inclusion, economic security, and fundamental freedoms. WOPED envisions a world of peaceful co-existence, improved living standards and gender-responsive human development. WOPED was founded to redress existing wrongs against women and girls in local communities and to propagate peace in its most realistic forms in lived experiences. WOPED understands 'peace' to mean not just the absence of war, but the absence of all forms of violence, be they economic, psychological, physical, socio-cultural or political. WOPED believes that there could not possibly be peace in situations of hunger, hatred, repression, ignorance, inequality, marginalization, and strife. Therefore WOPED works through formal and non-formal education, research, social advocacy and practical interventions to facilitate the enjoyment of women and girls' human rights and mainstream gender in policies and programmes at all levels. Key objectives are to increase capability and social mobility of women and girls; protect their rights to self-determination and reproductive health, and expand their opportunities for productive economic engagements, political participation and social partnerships WOPED is duly registered as a Non-Profit, Charitable Organisation at the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria; and has been in active service since May 1997

Programs

PROGRAMS AND MAJOR PROJECTS OF WOPED ADOLESCENTS SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (ASAP) ASAP is focused primarily on adolescent girls' reproductive rights, sexual health and HIV/AIDS responses, teen pregnancy and maternity, basic education, legal literacy, civic leadership and safe livelihood. It deals with the elimination of harmful cultural practices, and facilitates access to health care, health information, and intervention in schools and communities. SAVE TALENTS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SKILLS (STAAS) Provides second-chance education and lucrative skills in arts, sports and science for girls entry into male-dominated occupations in order to break gender, power and poverty barriers that restrict girls to 'feminine roles' only, and uphold their right to self- determination and emerging new opportunities. GENDER AND LAND RIGHTS (GALAR) GALAR is concerned with Women's Right to Land, Inheritance, Credit, Food Security, Water, Climate Change Education, and Agricultural Trade INTEGRATED BASIC EDUCATION (IBE) The IBE program offers basic literacy, school placements, scholarships, teacher education and re-training, development education and public advocacy for children's right to education especially the right of the girl-child. It includes socio-economic and legal interventions to keep girls in school for the attainment of universal Basic education. PEACE AND SOCIAL SECURITY (PASS) PASS promotes Women's Participation in Governance and Electoral Systems, Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conciliation and Rule of Law Enforcement

Statistics on Women's Centre for Peace and Development WOPED