Women Information Network (WINET) is a media focused, women’s, non-governmental and non-profit organization established in January 2000, registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in 2002 with registration number: RC:14892.
WINET works towards the dissemination of information to promote, women’s rights, gender equality, human and political rights and ensure that Nigerian women and girls have access to information that will enable them to make informed decisions.
The organization carries out training of women and girls, conducts media advocacy, disseminates information on all issues relating to the advancement of women’s rights in the society and implements peace building activities.
WINET has over the years carried out activities to empower various categories of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to access justice through the courts. It has empowered hearing impaired youths with information on their fundamental human rights and women and girls on their sexual reproductive health and rights.
WINET has taken actions to condemn and combat Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the society and engaged in campaigns to promote women’s participation in politics and governance.
Baseline studies that have been conducted by WINET include Online Study on The Most Prevalent Types of Sexual And Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Lockdown March – August 2020 in Enugu State, Nigeria (2020); Child and Forced Marriages in Ebenebe Community, Anambra State of Nigeria (2016); Persons with Disabilities and Access to Justice in Enugu State (2014), Utilization of Customary Courts in Enugu State of Nigeria (2012), and Women’s Reproductive Rights in Enugu State, Nigeria (2006).
WINET seeks an informed society where women know, exercise and enjoy their rights while performing their duties and obligations
WINET’s Mission is to uplift Nigerians, especially women, young people and persons with disabilities, by providing them with information and support to enable them live fruitful lives.