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.
This research work provides insight into to the importance of addressing issues of unpaid care work in national development policies and strategies. It is meant to stimulate discussions at the country level with a view towards developing locally-adapted unpaid care work initiatives, and, as an advocacy tool with a view towards increasing awareness of unpaid care work from the local to the international levels. Because unpaid care work is unevenly distributed between women and men, it is important to understand its magnitude, dynamics and impact. In the research on unpaid care work carried out in Ebony State of Nigeria, When asked "Who carry out the highest work load at home”, 97% of 119 respondent said Women carry our the highest work at home.
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. A total of 1260 SGBV cases were reported from 2015-2020