Women Arise was established in 2003. The purpose of WA is to work for the women folk
breaking the culture of silence and finding expressions for themselves in the social
political and economic relations in Nigeria and encouraging them to come together
to stand up against misuse and abuse by a male dominated society. Freedom from oppressive
interference or discrimination by the state, government or society's institutions
on the ground of sex, advocating legal reforms to abrogate obnoxious and harmful
practices targeted against women by religious, traditions and male prejudices.