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BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights

A Nigerian women’s rights NGO.
BAOBAB supports sexual and women’s rights under religious, customary and statutory laws.
BAOBAB supports sexual and women’s rights under religious, customary and statutory laws.

"BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights works to galvanize action towards gender parity and the dismantlement of misogynistic patriarchy under which Nigerian women and children have long suffered. Baobab has been at the forefront of organizing for over two decades to advocate for the protection and defense of the rights of Africa’s women and girls, who face injustice in their everyday lives as a result of structural inequality. We work in solidarity with groups and networks to ensure that women and girls are regarded as full citizens. The strategic interventions we aim to realize take place at five interconnected levels – individual, relational, community, institutional, and societal – to bring about attitudinal changes that create an environment of respect and dignity for women. Though we have achieved progress over the years, our work has also been met with resistance by the agents of patriarchy at all levels mentioned. We believe that the transnational solidarity the Progressive International will bring will deepen our work, especially at this time of global crisis, with all its immediate and long-term impact on women and girls. We can make change happen, TOGETHER."

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