Gender Equality, Peace and Development Centre (GEPADC)

Gender Equality, Peace and Development Centre (GEPaDC) is a non governmental, non-partisan, non-religious and not-for-profit organization whose goal is the “promotion of gender equality, Peace and sustainable development in Nigeria”.

Core Values:

  • Gender equality and gender justice
  • Mutual respect
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Learning and leadership
  • Team work
  • Commitment
  • Courage of conviction
  • Humility

Thematic Areas:

  • Gender, Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development
  • Violence against women
  • Peace education/conflict management/non violent peace initiative
  • Child Protection and Case Management
  • Education in Emagency
  • Women’s Rights
  • Livelihood and Resilience
  • Democracy & Good Governance
  • HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health
  • Environment & Sustainable Development
  • Youth Development


  • Promoting gender equality, women’s rights, peace and sustainable development
  • Challenging prevailing beliefs, assumptions, stereotypes, policies, laws, prejudices and practices which disadvantage women
  • Promoting initiatives that will lead to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including adaptation to climate change
  • Mentoring and leadership developmenteadership
  • Campaigning on issues that have impeded on the advancement of women (gender based violence, girl child education)
  • Training on human rights, gender and gender budgeting and activism
  • Promoting peace education & non violence peace initiatives
  • Research, publication and dissemination of findings on issues concerning women
  • To network/collaborate with other organizations with similar goal of gender equality promotion and women empowerment

Geographical Focus:

  • Nigeria

GEPaDC’s Strategies

  • Capacity building/Training
  • Gender and Peace Academy
  • Sensitization
  • Tribunals
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Research and Documentation
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Consultancies
  • Research
  • Organizational Structure:

    • Board of Trustees
    • Secretariat manned by the Executive Director
    • Volunteers & interns

    Secretariat - Staff:

    • Executive Director
    • Programme Coordinator
    • Programme Officers
    • Director of Administration and finance
    • Administrative Assistance
    • Receptionist
    • Consultants & Resource Persons
    • Volunteers and interns

    Networks & Coalitions:

    • Gender and Constitutional Reform Network (GECORN)
    • Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR)
    • TWest African Network on Peace Building (WANEP)
    • Anti Corruption Revolution
    • Constitutional Reform Dialogue Mechanism (CRDM)
    • National Coalition on Affirmative Action
    • Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET)


    • German Agency for Technical Corporation (GTZ) integrated Gender and Good Governance Project (IGGGP)
    • UNDP/DGD ( NE Gender Issues in the Constitution (GEPaDC & GECORN)
    • Save the Children International (SCI)
      • DFID-Promoting Right and Supporting Protection Needs in the North East Nigeria.
      • ECHO4-Integrated life-saving
      • assistance and protection for the most vulnerable populations affected by conflict in Northeast Nigeria
      • SC Norway- to increase access and improve the quality of ongoing education activities in Maiduguri,
    • Plan International
      • “Providing life-saving Child Protection services to children made vulnerable by Boko Haram violence in Northeast Nigeria”
    • Street child (SC)
      • The Education for Vulnerable Children Project (TEVCHiP)
      • SC/UNICEF-Right To Learn: Supporting Children To Access Education in North East Nigeria.
    • UNFPA
      • Expanding Reproductive Rights of Women.
    • NACA HAF3
      • Adolescent Partner Against HIV/AIDs ,twenty schools in Borno and Yobe State (GEPaDC, GEARDI & SUAHAC)
      • Rollback malaria
    • TB Network
      • Global Fund Round 3 Phase 9 (control of TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDs)
    • NSRP British Council
      • Strengthening capacity of CSOs for effective intervention on the issue of peace and security.
      • Strengthen the capacity of IDPs to bring them from voiceless to voice. Develop charter of needs of target IDP communities from Bama, Konduga, Gwoza and Chibok LGAs, This include Needs in the IDP Camps, outside IDP camps (households) and Local Government Areas (Post Insurgency) UNDEF in collaboration with WARDC