ABOUT US

Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER)

Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER) Initiative is a not for profit, LB (lesbian and bisexual) led organisation, focused on promoting the rights and well-being of lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women in Nigeria by addressing the psychosocial effect of the dual discrimination faced by LBQ women and their under-representation in Nigeria. WHER aims at promoting a deeper conceptual knowledge of sexuality and sexual orientation, providing access to health and other support services to LBQ women through research, advocacy, education, empowerment and other direct services. Since inception in 2011, WHER has been addressing the issues faced by women which include gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive rights abuses.

VISION

WHER Initiative envisions a Nigerian society free from all forms of discrimination and violence against women.

MISSION

WHER initiative provides a platform for the promotion of a healthy well-being of sexual and gender diversity women, and the protection of our human rights through advocacy, education, empowerment, psychosocial and research.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Provide support and empowerment of sexual and gender diversity women in their quest for self-realization. Work on accomplishing social visibility, or coming out of anonymity and isolation for the purpose of sensitizing the society and reducing homo/bi/trans-phobia.