Women empowerment is the overall process geared towards making women to be self-reliance in in all her spare of life. It is alarming that despite the universal declaration of human right, women in most of the countries still suffers from ill treatment in the society. For instance, In Africa, Nigeria to be precise, women are most populated with a greater numerical figure. According to 2006 Nigeria census, Nigerian women were reported to have occupied 49.7% of the whole population. Despite this figure, their Social-political and economic strength remains inactive as a result of age-long inferiority status bestowed on them in the society. This has constrained them from participating in public functions. Despite this universal advocacy for women empowerment and social inclusion; it is pertinent to know that some percentage of women suffers from gender inclusion and this has resulted to poor women empowerment and social imbalance.
To bridge this unequal power relation, CHAD took it as one of their mandates to build the capacity of the every woman to fully participate in the decision making processes that affects their lives, participate politically and economically in their entire sphere. Our various empowerment projects seeks to elevate and build the resilience of women and girls in Nigeria mostly those in North east where crises and disasters has affected their economic ways of livelihood. We enlighten them on poverty reduction strategies, fully participation in politics social and economic strengthening among others. Under this arrangement, CHAD wants to ensure that 70% of Nigerian women which represents the greater number of the Nigeria population are actively empowered. This will help to reduce gender inequality or social imbalance, vulnerability and dependency in their dailies. Our empowerment strategies focuses on creating an enabling environments where they will have equal access to available opportunities without limitation or restriction which include education, profession, health care and lifestyle.
CHAD is an advocate of gender equality. We have been able to empower women economically through various means. Our economic empowerment is geared towards enhancing their ability to enjoy their economic rights as well to have control and benefit from resources, assets, income, and time. Their capacity is built by riving their ability to manage risk and improve their economic status. Suffice to say that many have benefited through life skill education, Income generating skill acquisition, and cash transfer.
Politically, CHAD has been educating women on their political and civic rights. This has as well triggered women involvement in all decision making process as well to champion affaires that affects them. We have been able to bridge the social stratification of the community meted on women based on gender inequality.
As education remain the highest weapon and most important means of empowering women with rich knowledge, skill and self -confidence necessary to participate fully in the development. Hence, literacy of women is an important key to improving health, nutrition on and education in the society, and to empowering women to participate in decision making in the society. It is on this regard that CHAD prioritizes all the welfares of women in their education programme. Our academic program seeks 85% of adolescent’s girls and other children too.
CHAD is committed to eliminate all practices that discriminate against women; assisting women to establish and realize their rights, including those that relates to reproductive and sexual health. We embark on community system strengthening, mobilization of people (including pregnant and nursing mother, adolescent girls and children) to access HIV/AID, STD /Malaria prevention, treatment and Care and support services).To achieve this noble goals, CHAD carries out Community mobilization, sensitization and education, Public dissemination of information through town crier. The use of local and social media plat form, Bulk short massages service (Bulk sms), Community dialogue and Posters, flags, bill board etc.