The Women’s Crisis Centre has been working to eliminate violence against women and help its victims recover since 2002 with the launch of its first project “A Community Approach to Eliminating Violence Against Women” in Owerri.
WCC’s vision is a world of peaceful communities that are safe for women and girls and its mission is to support community based groups expand their capacity to create and nurture peaceful and safe communities.
1. Provision of victim support services
2. Compiling data on prevalence and incidence of domestic and sexual violence
3. Designing, funding and implementing community participatory intervention strategies to mitigate and end violence against women
Women’s Crisis Centre is a member of the #NGWomen4Peace Alliance
Ms. Lesley Agams is the founder of the Women Crisis Centre.
Lesley is a writer, lawyer and social entrepreneur. She is also founder the Family Law Centre Abuja, the Women’s Legal Defence Trust Fund and Naija by Nature Ltd. She worked as country director for Ashoka Innovators for the Public and Oxfam GB in Nigeria learning the leadership skills of the future.
She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and has been providing legal support services to women since 1997. She currently runs a family law practice in Abuja and specialising in family law, public interest litigation and taxation. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fund for Leadership Development award and a Farafina Writing Trust Alumni.
Lesley has worked as trainer with Alliances for Africa, Desplay Academy, Youngstars Foundation, Uturn Projects, Youth for Technology Foundation, Women’s Crisis Centre, Central Bank of Nigeria, and Nigerian Feminist Forum among others. She also designed and facilitated training programs at Ashoka Innovators for the Public and Oxfam GB.