Baobab for Women’s Human Rights (BAOBAB) is a feminist organization based on the principles of equality, empowerment, and respect for the dignity of women as human beings. It was established in 1996 as an intervention strategy to address the myriad of barriers to the actualisation of the rights of women in all its forms under the three parallel systems of law in Nigeria, namely: customary, religious and statutory laws, especially in Muslim-majority communities. The following are the priorities of the organisation: Women’s Rights in the World of Work; Women in Leadership and Decision-Making; Gender and Accountable Governance; Young Women’s Empowerment; and Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls. The strategies for achieving the objectives of the organisation include research and documentation; capacity building; social and legislative advocacy; information, education and dialogues; and communication and networking.
Mission: To promote, protect, and defend the rights of women and girls by improving knowledge and exercise of their rights, as well as advocating for the development and implementation of policies and laws that guarantee those rights.
Vision: A society where the rights of women and girls are an integral part of everyday life.
Key areas of work: Research and Documentation, Capacity Building, Social Advocacy and Information, Education, Communication and Networking.