Access to justice

for women and


Women, Law and Development Initiative Africa also known as WOLDI Africa is a non-profit, non-governmental women’s rights organization that was conceived by Dr. Hauwa E. Shekarau in 2019 and formally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in July 2020 to provide voice to the voiceless and access to justice to women and children, promotion of elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children, ensuring sustainable development and gender equality in Africa. In ensuring that the rights and liberties of women are protected and guaranteed, WOLDI Africa uses the machinery of the law to provide free legal services to indigent women, children, vulnerable persons and marginalized groups including women living with disabilities. 

WOLDI Africa has its headquarters in Abuja and works nationally and across the Africa sub-region.