Centre for Women's Health & Information

A Few Words About Us

The Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN) is an independent, not for profit making, non-governmental organization established for the promotion of and respect for the human rights of women and young girls, especially their reproductive and sexual health and rights. Our definition of health is very broad, as such our approach to addressing reproductive health issues are multi-dimensional. The idea for the formation of the Centre was conceived in September 2000. However it began operations in September 2002. The Centre is registered as a company limited by Guarantee under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 (Its Registration No. is RC 497455).

The Founders

The organisation was founded by Adebanke Akinrimisi and Atinuke Odukoya. Adebanke is a Lawyer by training with more than fifteen years experience in the field of development. Prior to the formation of CEWHIN, she worked as a Health Project Officer at the Empowerment and Action Research Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. She was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fund for Leadership Development in the year 2000 and she executed a research project on socio-cultural, economic and legal dimensions to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of female adolescent domestic workers in municipal Lagos. Atinuke on the other hand, studied Education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University) for her first degree and Public Administration at the Masters degree level at the University of Lagos. She has over fifteen years experience working on women’s development and human right issues. Just before the formation of CEWHIN, she was a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with the United States Aid Agency, Office of Transition Initiatives in Nigeria. Her previous work include being the Project Officer of the women’s desk for the Legal Research and Resource Development Centre, Lagos and a programs staff for the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ), Lagos.


                 

Adebanke Akinrimisi

                       

Atinuke Odukoya

Vision

A society where women and girls are empowered to realise their mental, social and physical wellbieng.


Mission Statement

CEHWIN is commited to empowering individuals for improved quality of life and social change.

Objectives

  • To carry out research and activities in the area of women and young girls’ reproductive health and rights, with the long term effect of reducing maternal mortality and HIV transmission;

  • To build the capacities of women and young girls for creating long-term solutions to the challenges that they face;

  • To act as catalyst in the promotion of women’s human rights through information, exchange of ideas and the development of resources;

  • To provide useful and timely information on issues relating to women and young girls towards promoting good governance for the promotion of the desired social change in Nigeria;

  • To collaborate with similar organisations in advocating and campaigning for the actualisation of women’s human rights;

  • To provide consultancy services on issues relating to human development and social change.

  • Our Core Values

  • Collaboration;

  • Equality;

  • Wellbeing;

  • Healthy Environment;

  • Integrity;

  • Network.