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Woman Empowerment Initiative, formerly known as Women in Nigeria (WIN) Bauchi was established in 1985.
The major strategies adopted by WIN for improving the status of women as a marginalized group was advocacy and sensitization on their rights, and also advocate to the policy makers to recognize women right especially in governance or decision-making.
However in pursuance of this noble cause, Bauchi branch began to realize that the challenge is enormous as advocacy and sensitization were not enough to bring the desired change in the conditions of women particularly the rural women.

Consequently, WIN Bauchi started thinking of ways to better the condition of these women so that they can stand on their own.
The challenges from the women moved the organization to expand its scope to providing activities that would empower these women and so with the support of donor agencies WIN Bauchi started voters’ education, micro-credit services, adult literacy classes, educating the women clients on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, the provision of safe water and the promotion of good sanitation and hygiene.
These activities are greatly empowering women and are making them to participate in their town or village decision-making.

From the ongoing, WIN Bauchi has so much expanded her activities and strategies in achieving her objectives, hence, the change in name from Women In Nigeria (WIN) to Women Empowerment Initiative (WEIN) Bauchi, to reflect her expanded programmes. The organisation is duly registered with the corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).


AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF), USA:- Through Diamond Development Initiative Kano.  It was a five year project from 2002, - 2007.

Nature of Activities:  Empowering rural women through the provision of micro – credit services.

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- Governance

Enhanced status and participation of women in decision making at all levels.

- Agriculture/Economic Empowerment

Improved capacity of disadvantaged women to earn and control income as a means of enhancing their living standard and those of their families in WEIN target communities.

- Education

Increased access of women, girls, vulnerable and out of school children to formal and informal education through strategic engagement and provision of support to target groups.

- Health

Improved health status of women, children and youth in target communities through access to quality health information and service.

- WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene)

Improved living standard of families through increased access in WASH services and information.

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