NWTF | Women Fund... promoting gender inclusion in Nigeria
The Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (NWTF) is a gender focus NGO created to increase the representation of women in Nigerian governance at all levels and address the growing concerns about the gender imbalance in elective and appointive positions.
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Statistics of

Elected Women in Nigeria


Current Representation


Target by 2027 Elections

Support Gender Inclusion.


To increase participation and inclusion of women

The inclusion of women in the democratic spaces remains a major bridge to cross in the efforts to effectively address the exclusion of women in elective and representative governance in Nigeria (Revised IGP)
Gender equality & women’s empowerment are basic human rights that lie at the heart of equitable development, so all state and non-state actors must promote gender equality through their institutional policies and practices


Current Statistics

Currently the presentation of women in elective and appointive positions in Nigeria is about 4.8%

35 %

Target Women Representation

We are working on policies change and mobilizing women to reach the recommended 35% affirmative action

all over the world

Female Representation in Leadership

Nigeria has remained at the lowest ebb globally in terms of women’s leadership and representation. Except for 2007 when the country recorded 11% representation of women in elective positions. Since then, the country has witnessed a reduced percentage of female representation. Currently, the percentage of women is about 4.8% since the 2019 General Elections.

Support to Female Politicians

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Young Women Mentorship


Voters Education and Election Observation



Policy Advocacy0%
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What We Do


Our advocacy focuses on lobbying the political class and the electorate by strategizing to put more women into office who can make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, economic and gender equality.

Research & Information

We are committed to becoming Nigeria’s foremost resource hub on democracy, leadership and governance issues by deepening the existing body of knowledge, growing a database of profiled female aspirants and providing comprehensive

Fundraising & Grant Making

Our resource mobilization strategy ensures that we can provide linkages and avenues to access technical and financial resources for female political aspirants and candidates across party lines to support campaign related activities…

Democracy, Leadership & Governance

In recognition of the fact that strong candidates need expertise in the politics of governance, we provide capacity development for women seeking elective positions and women already in elective and appointive positions.

towards 2023 general elections

Women Political Inclusion & Participation

We have series of interventions and programmes to support female politicians ahead of the General elections and to educate as well as mobilize women at grassroot to be acively involve in the electoral processes

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