A Nigerian-African focused coalition based intervention to preventing violent extremist practices against women and girls in partnership with strategic Stakeholders.
One out of every three women worldwide is likely to be physically, sexually or otherwise abused and forced to undergo extremism related practices during her lifetime—with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries.
This type of violence can take on many forms, from rape to domestic violence, child marriage to so-called “honor killings,” terrorism, harmful cultural practices and human trafficking among many others..
We believe that ending violence against women is essential to development, health and prosperity in nations and communities around the globe.
Through a strong coalition of key stakeholders, Afriwave envisions an enlightened, educated and empowered women and girls that will change the narratives of all forms of extremism. It aspires to build an African society where women and girls are free to maximize their full potentials through effective engagement in nation-building and peace processes.
AFRIWAVE will engage in advocacy, develop innovative interventions and design policy strategies that support women-focused initiatives against violent extremism.
It will seek to promote a strong coalition and build a future without violence and extremism against women and girls