WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTION GROUP (WRAG)
WRAG is a development-focused organization working through some development agencies in making concerted efforts towards eradication of poverty, promotion of the rights of women and children and also facilitating peace and sustainable development across Nigeria and Africa at large. WRAG was carved out from the parent body CAFSO by a group of public-spirited activist women who saw the need to focus on the issues affecting women and their advancement. WRAG emerged from the commitment to promote the dignity and the well being of women and the girl-child. CAFSO- WRAG was formed and is controlled solely by women.
- To promote and protect the human rights of women and young girls the most vulnerable groups in our society.
- To promote and protect the human rights of women by fully supporting and campaigning for all human rights instruments especially the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
- To build the capacity of local women in micro-credit scheme for economic advancement.
- To campaign and advocate legislation against harmful traditional practices and all forms of violence against women.
- To ensure women’s equal access to full participation in power structures and decision making in all strata of the society
Our Objectives are carried out through, CARE – D
- C – Counselling/Campaigning
- A – Advocacy
- R – Research
- E – Education/Training
- D – Documentation
- Micro-Credit Scheme for Rural Women
- Stand Up Take Action against Poverty SUTA 2008 & 2009 in Oyo State United Nations Millennium Campaign, USA
- Achieving MDGs in Nigeria with the theme “Protect Women from Dying in Pregnancy & Children from Dying at Infancy” with financial support from the United Nations Millennium Campaign.
- Safe Motherhood Campaign in partnership with SMI Australia
- World AIDS Day with financial support from AWDF Ghana.
- World TB Day in partnership with Damien Foundation, Belgium
- Tree planting Campaign in partnership with Ibadan North East Local Government
- International Women’s Day
- Roll Back Malaria