ABOUT NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT (NCWD)
The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) is a Federal Government Institution established in 1992 and modelled after the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).
Training and Economic Empowerment of Women are critical to the realization of the mission of this center, as our focus is to improve the lives of women, especially those in the rural areas through sustainable developmental programs, so they can become productive and self-reliant.
It is important to note that Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Vocational & Entrepreneurial Skill Developments are imperative in enhancing the economic status of women, while the role of research is critical, as key target groups and data concerning women are sought and generated for intervention. These areas; Training, Research and Gender Advocacy and Development forms the key areas of focus in the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
GRAPHICAL DATA DISTRIBUTION OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) REPORTED IN DIFFERENT STATES FROM 2015-2020 AS CAPTURED IN NCWD GBV DASHBOARD
Gender-based violence is prevalent globally. It occurs in many forms, including intimate partner violence, rape and coerced sex, child sexual abuse, human trafficking etc. Such forms of gender-based violence are a significant risk factor for poor health, impacting on individuals’ physical, sexual and psychological health, as well as their social and economic well-being.
In a bid to stem the tide, the National Centre for Women Development launched a Gender Based Violence DASHBOARD, to capture reported cases of all kinds of violence against women so decision makers can access this information and develop policy to reduce this crime.
Pre-Test Study on Nigerian Women and the Economic Value of Unpaid Care Work
Majority of women in Nigeria and across the globe spend most of their time on domestic shores, either fetching water, cleaning, cooking, caring for children, the aged, persons with disabilities, the ill and other vulnerable groups within the household or in the neighborhood. Despite the usefulness if these tasks, no economic value has been attached to these services rendered by women.