Grantee Profile

Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

Grants to Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)

    Human Rights

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1999. It works to increase access to justice for women across all three legal systems in Nigeria: common law, traditional law, and Shariah law. The purpose of this grant is to mobilize citizens to call for accountability from the Nigerian government and responsible agencies and officials to rescue and return nearly 300 young girls who were kidnapped from a school by Boko Haram insurgents and to include a citizens’ perspective in the battle against insurgents. The recommended grant will support the coordination with government agencies; development of coordinated citizen responses to the insurgency; production of campaign and mobilization materials; travel and meetings.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Duration 5 years, 7 months)

    Human Rights

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

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    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 $700,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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