Grantee Profile

Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

Grants to Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — Women's Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1999. It is a membership organization of men and women, with over 15,000 registered members. It works to increase access to justice for women across all three legal systems in Nigeria - common, traditional, and Shariah law. This grant will support the construction of a Resource Centre and the purchase of equipment and furniture. The Resource Centre will provide research and library facilities, office spaces, temporary shelter for abused girls and women, a conference hall, and an auditorium.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — In support of a project on Islamic Family Law (over three years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — In support of Islamic Family Law and Practices in Northwestern Nigeria (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative $1,350,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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