Gender Equality Peace And Development Centre

About the organization

Vision statement

A society where women and men, girls and boys realize their full potential and participate in every sphere on equal basis and where the rights of everyone irrespective of sex are recognized and respected

Mission statement

Our mission is to work for gender equality, empowerment and advancement of women and girls, peace and sustainable development. To this end, we focus our efforts on promoting the social, educational, economical, and political development of women and girl’s including advocating for women’s rights, eliminating discrimination against women including gender based violence (GBV), advancing women’s capacities and leadership skills, promoting their participation in the decisions that affect their lives, and amplifying their voices for peace and security at all levels.


• Promoting gender equality, women’s rights, peace and sustainable development • Challenging prevailing beliefs, stereotypes, policies, laws, prejudices and practices which disadvantage women • Enhancing knowledge and skills for women, youth and communities to achieve their full potential • Increasing the capacity of women in decision making, communities to engage and demand their rights as well as build the capacity of the duty bearers to respect, protect, promote and fulfill these rights • Advocating for the passage of Child Protection Laws in Northern Nigeria • Building capacity of women & youth for effective participation and leadership development • Campaigning on issues that have impeded the advancement of women (sexual & gender based violence, girl child education, etc) • Promoting peace education & non violence peace `initiatives • Provision of Education to Conflict Affected Children • Increasing access to and utilization of quality healthcare services by vulnerable women, their families & communities • Research, publication and dissemination of findings on issues concerning women • Networking with other organizations with similar goals of gender equality promotion and women empowerment • Enhancing organizational capacity to deliver its objectives and strengthen its relationship with

Thematic areas of work

• Gender Equality, Human/Women’s Rights and Leadership Development • Peace Building, Conflict Resolution/Management, Human Security & Women, Peace & Security Agenda • Violence against Women & Girls • Health and Reproductive Health Rights • Democracy & Good Governance • Children’s Rights, Youth Development/Mentoring • Hope for the vulnerable children Fund • Gender, Environment and Agriculture • Sustainable Development Goals • Education in Emergency, Child Protection and Recovery/Livelihoods development

Contact address of organization

Headquarter: No. 30 Jalingo Close, War College, Gwarimpa, Abuja Field Offices No 7 Nguru Street, Polo Road, Old GRA, Maiduguri Maiduguri Annex: A4 Kossom Shopping Mall, Gombole Road, Old GRA, Maiduguri Pulka Office Behind DRC Skill Acquisation Centre Damara, Pulka, Gwoza LGA Damboa Office No. 3 Lawan Chullumi Damboa