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  • Organisation

    KIND stands for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, a not-for-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. KIND works primarily in Nigeria in the areas of leadership development for young women and on collaborative projects aimed at removing barriers to women’s public participation and ending violence against women. KIND’s vision is an Africa where women are full participants in the continent’s social, economic and political development.

    In the last ten years, KIND has carried out many different activities under its three areas of intervention. The areas of intervention are grouped into leadership development, Creating Opportunities and Working Collaboratively with other organisations, agencies and individuals.

    KIND was founded by Hafsat Abiola-Costello in honour of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, a leading icon and democracy activist who was killed on June 4th, 1996 for her fight for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.

    • Organisation

      KIND stands for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, a not-for-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. KIND works primarily in Nigeria in the areas of leadership development for young women and on collaborative projects aimed at removing barriers to women’s public participation and ending violence against women. KIND’s vision is an Africa where women are full participants in the continent’s social, economic and political development.

      In the last ten years, KIND has carried out many different activities under its three areas of intervention. The areas of intervention are grouped into leadership development, Creating Opportunities and Working Collaboratively with other organisations, agencies and individuals.

      KIND was founded by Hafsat Abiola-Costello in honour of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, a leading icon and democracy activist who was killed on June 4th, 1996 for her fight for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.

    • Project

      This project of KIND Nigeria promotes actions to tackle the policy deprivations as well as social and institutional barriers faced by People with Disabilities (PWDs). Secondly, it mitigates the social exclusions, abuses, exploitation and violence against women in Nigeria. Specifically promoting rights-based approaches to:

      • tackle disability issues in Nigeria
      • influence policy makers to extend social protection to PWDs
      • strengthen the capacity of stakeholders (NGOs) to engage in lobby and advocacy for increased social inclusion and political participation of PWDs and women who are often marginalised and discriminated against.

      The project runs in two out of the six geopolitical zones of the country namely; North central (FCT) and Southwest (Lagos State) for a period of two years. Methodologically, the project employs the social model of disability to strengthen the capacities of Disables People Organisations (DPOs) and to support NGOs enabling them to discharge their lobby and advocacy functions. This ensures more social inclusion and improved access to disability services by the PWDs. In the same vein the project emphasises on activities that will amplify the voice of marginalised women and supports NGOs to tackle the issues of restricted access to productive resources as well as sexual abuses, exploitation and violence.

      The project targets people living with disability and women facing exploitation, sexual abuse and violence and restricted access to finance. It supports DPOs, representatives of PWDs, NGOs working to promote women political participation, women political aspirants and women farmers’ groups facing restricted access to finance. In achieving its objectives, it partners with stakeholders in public and private sectors including government officials, community and opinion leaders, formal financial institutions and the mass media.

  • Project

    This project of KIND Nigeria promotes actions to tackle the policy deprivations as well as social and institutional barriers faced by People with Disabilities (PWDs). Secondly, it mitigates the social exclusions, abuses, exploitation and violence against women in Nigeria. Specifically promoting rights-based approaches to:

    • tackle disability issues in Nigeria
    • influence policy makers to extend social protection to PWDs
    • strengthen the capacity of stakeholders (NGOs) to engage in lobby and advocacy for increased social inclusion and political participation of PWDs and women who are often marginalised and discriminated against.

    The project runs in two out of the six geopolitical zones of the country namely; North central (FCT) and Southwest (Lagos State) for a period of two years. Methodologically, the project employs the social model of disability to strengthen the capacities of Disables People Organisations (DPOs) and to support NGOs enabling them to discharge their lobby and advocacy functions. This ensures more social inclusion and improved access to disability services by the PWDs. In the same vein the project emphasises on activities that will amplify the voice of marginalised women and supports NGOs to tackle the issues of restricted access to productive resources as well as sexual abuses, exploitation and violence.

    The project targets people living with disability and women facing exploitation, sexual abuse and violence and restricted access to finance. It supports DPOs, representatives of PWDs, NGOs working to promote women political participation, women political aspirants and women farmers’ groups facing restricted access to finance. In achieving its objectives, it partners with stakeholders in public and private sectors including government officials, community and opinion leaders, formal financial institutions and the mass media.

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