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What we do

Children

There is an increasing need in Nigeria to eliminate age-old cultural beliefs around medical conditions relating to children development particularly as science shows that early intensive intervention can improve the outcome of such conditions.  Despite the magnitude of the problem of developmental challenges, lack of awareness and entrenched stigma keep majority of people from either seeking help or even getting the right form of help. These factors put children with these conditions at risk of academic failure, abuse and neglect. At The Winford Centre for Children and Women, we offer resources that will support affected families and educators before and after getting a diagnosis so that they are adequately equipped to cope with raising children with developmental challenges.

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Women

Although, Nigeria has a National Gender Policy, social and religious practices continue to restrict women rights. This is further made worse by the notion of the “glass ceiling” which stops women from reaching the peak of their careers due to several things ranging from the sheer fact that they are women to absences due to maternity and childcare. The Winford Centre for Children and Women is committed to supporting disadvantaged women to reach their full potentials. A disadvantaged woman is a woman:

  • who is economically disadvantaged.
  • with a reduced upward mobility (social mobility).
  • suffering social exclusion
  • having limited access to natural resources and economic opportunities.
  • who has been subjected to social or economic prejudice as a result of gender without regard to her qualities and or capabilities.
  • who is not adequately protected by law.
  • who is at the risk of physical, sexual and gender based violence.
  • who is confined to traditional gender roles and expectations regardless of her personal ambitions

Visit our initiatives page to see what we are doing for disadvantaged women.

 

 

 

References

https://www.microlinks.org/good-practice-center/value-chain-wiki/disadvantaged-women

https://business.usa.gov/program/economically-disadvantaged-women-owned-small-business-concern-certification

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