ECHOES OF WOMEN IN
AFRICA
PROMOTING PEACE AND SECURITY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS
ABOUT US
Who We Are

Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative is a Nigerian non
profit, non governmental women human rights
organization promoting peace security for African
Women and Girls.  ECOWA engages stake
-holders
in monitoring compliance to international, regional
and national policies on the protection of women and
girl’s rights in conflict including their participation in
peace processes. This organization was founded in
2010 and formerly registered in May 2011 with the
Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (RC 44955)
.
Our Mission Statement and Purpose

ECOWA’s Mission is to work non violently for peace,
security of women for practical solutions to development,
ECOWA also inform, mobilise, organise and engage on
issues violence against women and girls in the home and
community and working to:
  • Ensure the protection of female victims/ survivors in
    conflict.
  • Conflict Prevention, Resolution/ Reconciliation.
  • Peace Building
Our Strategies include:

Preventing violence through public outreach and awareness
raising, capacity building, creating opportunities for women to
exercise social, economic political rights and influencing
traditional practices, behavioral change, strengthening
institutional response and implementation on policies, media
campaign, research, monitoring documentation and advocacy.  
Others are: coalition building at the local, state, national, regional
and international levels; support for the provision of community-
based, non-violent alternatives – such as  shelter programs –
IDPS, battered women and eradication of social, cultural and
religious systems which contribute to violence against women
and girls. .


Our focus  Areas are:  

Human Rights, Women and girls, Peace and Security, Non
violence, Women Economic and Political Empowerment, IDPs,
Democracy and Election.
Our Structure

ECOWA Initiative has 5 member Board of Directors who play
advisory roles- Dr Sam Ogbeide, Mrs Bridget Osakwe, Barr. Itoro
Eze-Anaba, Mrs Maria Nnwancukwu.

Staff  who carry on with daily management of the office are:
Louisa Ono Eikhomun             Executive Director
Catherine Duru                       Deputy Executive Director
Barrister W. Imaralu                Legal Officer
Eke Egbuka                            Programme Officer( Ibadan
)
Debby Oboh                           Programme Assistant
Emmanuella Ogbeide             ICT
Officer
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