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FLOW- Year One Results Nigeria

Changing attitudes in Nigeria


Helping marginalised women in Nigeria to live free of violence and determine the course of their lives

Through the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands’ Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme, between 2016 and 2020, Women for Women International will be supporting 11,000 marginalised women in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nigeria to strengthen agency and self-reliance, and tackle violence.

In Nigeria, women noted significant changes in men’s behaviours following training. Women listed examples of men now helping with household chores, such as fetching water and preparing dinner, that, previously, would have been considered a woman’s responsibility.

Some women also reported changes in household decision-making power.

Women were not consulted by male family members when taking decisions at home in the past. Now, we are consulted before a decision is made on every issue.

Programme participant, Women for Women International- Nigeria
Before joining the Men’s Engagement Programme, Auta believed that women did not have the right to inherit property, so he named his brother as next of kin. Now he has learned that his wife can inherit property, land and possessions. Photo: Monilekan

Our work in Nigeria

Since 2000, Women for Women International has served more than 60,000 women through our year-long programme in Nigeria.