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  • Organisation

    The Mothers and Marginalised Advocacy Centre (MAMA Centre) is a Non-Governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan organisation established in 2014. The Organisation engages government on legislative and policy advocacy to eliminate threats to the socio-economic and political status of the marginalised groups and advance their socio-economic and political rights towards self-determination, self-reliance and self-sustenance in Nigeria.

    Through its engagement strategies—advocacy, capacity building, research and networking, the organisation works to ensure full participation and partnership of women and men in productive and reproductive life, including shared responsibilities for the care and nurturing of children and maintenance of the household.

    The organisation empowers women to receive formal education in showcasing their knowledge, abilities and coping mechanisms to attain healthy and fulfilling lives. Through regular field-based research and fact-findings, MAMA Centre creates socio-economic empowerment platforms that enable women to innovatively improve on the existing income-generating activities, save more money, develop financial literacy, and diversify in other income-generating activities.   In addition to increasing women’s access to financial services, the organisation prioritises skills learning and capacity building, self-esteem, increasing access to information and resources, and promoting collective action among women in community associations.

    • Organisation

      The Mothers and Marginalised Advocacy Centre (MAMA Centre) is a Non-Governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan organisation established in 2014. The Organisation engages government on legislative and policy advocacy to eliminate threats to the socio-economic and political status of the marginalised groups and advance their socio-economic and political rights towards self-determination, self-reliance and self-sustenance in Nigeria.

      Through its engagement strategies—advocacy, capacity building, research and networking, the organisation works to ensure full participation and partnership of women and men in productive and reproductive life, including shared responsibilities for the care and nurturing of children and maintenance of the household.

      The organisation empowers women to receive formal education in showcasing their knowledge, abilities and coping mechanisms to attain healthy and fulfilling lives. Through regular field-based research and fact-findings, MAMA Centre creates socio-economic empowerment platforms that enable women to innovatively improve on the existing income-generating activities, save more money, develop financial literacy, and diversify in other income-generating activities.   In addition to increasing women’s access to financial services, the organisation prioritises skills learning and capacity building, self-esteem, increasing access to information and resources, and promoting collective action among women in community associations.

    • Project

      EMPOWER project targets female-headed households in the community of Ngwo, Egugu state. This project opens up spaces for women to understand their full potential and use that to improve their livelihood and that of their children. The project empowers rural community women to move as one voice and demand from their elected or appointed public officers access to social services that positively affect their economic lives. 30 women who are breadwinners from Ngwo community are selected for this intervention, although more women also benefit.

      The project also identifies and selects women with similar interests in the area of farming with a specific focus on palm oil production. Women are educated on several ways to organise themselves, mobilise, coordinate and advocate to those in power to facilitate provision of mechanized equipment used in extracting palm-oil; an innovative way from the normal practice where harvested palm-fruits are crudely processed through a tedious process of matching with feet or pounding with mortar and pestle to extract oil.

       

  • Project

    EMPOWER project targets female-headed households in the community of Ngwo, Egugu state. This project opens up spaces for women to understand their full potential and use that to improve their livelihood and that of their children. The project empowers rural community women to move as one voice and demand from their elected or appointed public officers access to social services that positively affect their economic lives. 30 women who are breadwinners from Ngwo community are selected for this intervention, although more women also benefit.

    The project also identifies and selects women with similar interests in the area of farming with a specific focus on palm oil production. Women are educated on several ways to organise themselves, mobilise, coordinate and advocate to those in power to facilitate provision of mechanized equipment used in extracting palm-oil; an innovative way from the normal practice where harvested palm-fruits are crudely processed through a tedious process of matching with feet or pounding with mortar and pestle to extract oil.

     

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