Yearly Archives: 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE TRAINING OF BORDER OFFICIALS ON GENDER AND BORDER MANAGEMENT

ORGANISATIONAL BACKGORUND WEP is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organization whose vision is to ensure a society where the environmental, economic and political rights of women, children and youths are protected. Our mission is to empower women and youths to effectively address the environmental, economic and political issues that affect them. WEP has United Nations ECOSOC Special Status, Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and United Nations Framework Convention on...

WEP COMMEMORATES WORLD BEE DAY 2020

Today we join the global community to celebrate the World Bee Day. Bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, but unfortunately, bees are under serious threat due to human activities. Most crops grown for their fruits (including vegetables such as squash, cucumber, tomato and eggplant), nuts, seeds, fibre and hay require pollination by insects. Pollinating insects also play a critical role in maintaining natural plant communities and ensuring production of seeds in most...

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON WOMEN IN NIGERIA

Women Environmental Programme is carrying out a research to determine the impact of COVID 19 on social and economic life of women in Nigeria. This research aims to gather useful information on how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected social and economic life of women in Nigeria for the purpose of offering useful recommendations to the appropriate authorities on specific issues identified, in which locations and kind of actions to take towards addressing these issues. Let us hear from you...

Promoting business opportunities for women around Niger-Nigeria border

  Import and export trade are some of the contributors to economic growth which leads to poverty reduction and improved living conditions. Import and export trade can lift many out of poverty in Nigeria where 87 million people are poor,  and in Niger where more than 40 percent of the population earn less than $1 a day. A reasonable number of those who live in poverty are women as observed by UN Women that more women than men live on less...

BREAKING GENDER INEQUALITIES

  Women Environmental Programme (WEP) on Wednesday, 11th March 2020 organized a programme themed: “Breaking Gender Inequalities,” to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The programme held at WEP’s head office at Block E Flat 2 Anambra Court, Gaduwa Estate, Abuja. This year’s International Women’s Day has a theme: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future,” which calls for equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and...

DEVELOPMENT OF GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN FOR NIGERIA

  In 2016, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a National Consultation on Gender and Climate Change in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation which then Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed also participated in proposed some recommendations in respect to gender and climate change issues in Nigeria. One of the recommendations from the consultation was that, a gender and climate change roadmap be developed for the Country. Following this,...

NIMC KATSINA OFFICE HAS GONE GREEN

  The National Identity Management Commission’s office (NIMC) Katsina State has gone green. The office once devoid of trees now has different species of trees growing in its surrounding. On the 17th of October 2018, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) collaborated with MURNA Foundation with support from Trees for Cities and planted different species of trees at NIMC office in Katsina town, Katsina State to beautify the environment and address land degradation. One year after, our team was at NIMC office yesterday,...