THE WOMEN'S ADVOCATE - LEGAL CENTER FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT
It's our civic duty to know the laws that govern our lives as women, whether we're getting married or in a custody battle, legal issues and our rights aren't always clear. Click to learn more about the most important ones that might affect you.
a. Nigerian Marriage Law
b. Child custody
c. Divorce laws
d. Gender based violence
e. Discrimination in the work place
f. Violence Against Women
Do you have any legal questions for us? If you have a legal question, please contact us through our Email Hotline.
The purpose of this Email Hotline is for TWA to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support. We hope that the legal information will help you to understand the law and that we can give you additional information and referrals that will be useful.
The Women Advocates is challenging all Law Firms and private lawyers to take up one pro-bono case per year assisting women in need of legal representation who cannot afford to do so. Representation is not limited to legal advice and court representation. Issues can range from domestic violence to empowerment initiative such as setting up a company or starting a business.
Check back regularyly to see law firms or lawyers who have agreed to partake in this initiative.
Police – Head to the nearest police station closest to you
Project Alert Nigeria - 234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072
Federal Government of Nigeria Toll Free Number for Violation of Girls and Women – 080072732255
CHELD Domestic Violence Helplines – 0810 757 2829; 0813 164 3208
National Human Rights Commission – Plot 800 Blantye Street Wuse II, P.M.B 444 Garki Abuja, Nigeria Tel: 234-9-5238656 Fax: 234-9-5238657 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Women Affairs at the State and Federal levels – Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Annex 3, New Federal Secretariat, Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 229 Garki – Abuja. Telephone: +234 9 5237112; Fax: +234 9 5233644 Email: email@example.com. You can find state offices here.
WRAPA - Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative
WACOL - Women Aid Collective(WACOL), Women House, No. 12 Mathias Iloh Avenue, Newton Enugu, By Airport FlyOver/New Haven Secondary School. Enugu State, Nigeria. Tel - +234-0909-561-9586 +234-0806-609-2184; Fax - +234-42-256831; Email - firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Abuja Family Law Clinic – 4B Oyo Street, Area 2, Garki, Abuja; www.lesleyagams.co