Uplifting the potentials in children and women.

Creating an enabling environment to enable men and women benefit on equal basis from social opportunities and strengthening institution capacity for girls and women.

  1. build up capacity for children and community members
  2. empower disadvantaged children and women as well as groups
  3. defend the rights of children and women (gender advocacy)


Gender Development Initiative (GenDi)

Gender Development Initiative (GenDi) is a Non–Governmental Organisation committed to the empowerment of disadvantaged children and women in our society.

The first vision started on July 16, 2006, as inspired by the outcome of the Ph.D research thesis of the Chairperson – a research on the socio-economic factors affecting girl-child empowerment in selected agrarian communities of Nigeria sponsored by CODESRIA (2005).

Vision was further enhanced by interactions with a group of grass root women in Leme area of Abeokuta South Local Government Area.  Most importantly is our interaction with groups of young “street boys” in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta who were living on the street on their own; far away from members of their family and loved ones. READ MORE


Every year we built thousands of lives, thanks to our ground-breaking research and innovative project aimed at ensuring better life for girls and women. We rely on the generosity of people like you to help us continue our vital work. Donate from anywhere in Nigeria.

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