The African Women Empowerment Guild (AWEG) is an all female Non-profit, Non-Government Organization. AWEG has been in existence since 1995 but was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Nigeria in 2002 and the Edo State Government in 1997. Her primary targets are women and youths. AWEG consists of female professionals who work to increase awareness on the rights & potentials of women and youths for development and enhance their capacity to occupy visible space in governance & public life. Advocacy programmes are organized to influence policies favourable to women empowerment and overall development.
Specific programmes are geared towards promoting and assisting women in skills acquisition towards greater educational, social, political & economic functioning. AWEG conducts studies and researches on issues of gender based violence and publish literature to promote awareness on democracy, adolescent sexuality education and women’s health. AWEG raises funds locally and internationally to mobilize communities and facilitate projects raised independently and promoted by Government and International Agencies. AWEG works in ten (10) states and has been supported by UNIFEM, UNODC/UNICRI, USIS/USAID, DFID, British Council and OSIWA through CSACEFA.
AWEG participates in joint actions with other civil society organizations at national and international levels who share common aims and objectives, agenda and initiatives. AWEG has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
Dr. Nosa Aladeselu (PRESIDENT)
AWEG envisions a society where women and youths are empowered economically, socially and mentally.
To promote the rights of Women and Youth; empower them with information and skills that would enhance their personal and communal development through training and policy advocacy.
- To equip women and youths with skills to enhance their economical, social, and mental development.
- To promote the rights of women and youths through policy advocacy and awareness creation.
- To increase the participation of women and youth in democracy and governance.
- To promote healthy sexual behavior among teenage girls through publications, seminars, and workshops