Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000 to promote respect for Human Rights, Gender Equality, Equity, Rule of Law, Accountability and Social Justice in Nigeria.

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Advocating for the inclusion of women in the constitution, Reform Networks and Budgeting.


Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) is a women’s right organisation in Nigeria, which provides pro bono legal services for women’s victims of gender based violence and other women’s rights abuse. WARDC since inception has prosecuted over 450 cases in court, instituted four class actions and received an average of six women every week, for legal and socio counseling on matters of gender based violence and other civil matters that affect women. It has also established 42 paralegal communities across Nigeria.

WARDC has developed over the years, working to reassert pro-people budget and women emancipation at all levels of the society, protecting rights and promoting equity in gender relations through Advocacy, Reporting, Impact Litigation, Research and Documentation.

WARDC works with a variety of stakeholders which include policy makers, grass root women, traditional rulers, religious leaders, market women and men, politicians, professionals, national and regional government institutions, private sectors, local and international development partners to achieve its aims and objectives.

WARDC has done extensive work to promote probity and accountability in public finance management in Nigeria, particularly to strengthen policy framework for budgeting at National, State and Local Government level in Nigeria.

  • Advance education, research, self development and positive change in the society.
  • Promote gender equity as a principle of human rights and a developmental goal.
  • Advocate gender re – balancing in resource distribution, legal rights and political participation.
  • Promote gender justice and the achievement of equality in policies, laws and social relations.
  • Contribute positively to the achievement of good governance, transparency, accountability and people friendly legal system in Nigeria.

In 2003, WARDC in collaboration with House Committee on Appropriation and Finance on proposed National Budget Bill and later worked with other stakeholders to review the Fiscal Responsibility Bill. WARDC also participated in the final draft of Budget Office Act. WARDC also worked with policy makers in Ogun State to draft the state Fiscal Responsibility Law and Financial Investigation and Control Agency Law.


Number of States in Nigeria where WARDC operates

Pro - Bono

Free legal services for Women, Children and People with Disabilities.


Advocating for the inclusion of women in the constitution, Reform Networks and Budgeting.


WARDC is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000.