Gender & Corruption: Women Anti-corruption Initiative (WAI)

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On Monday, August 11, 2014, AFRICMIL in partnership the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) organised a workshop for women civil society organisations on corruption, economic and financial crimes! The theme of the of the workshop which drew numerous participants from women’s organisations was “How women’s organizations can aid the fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes. 

It was the first of a series of workshops aimed at mainstreaming gender in the anti-corruption campaign. At the end of this planned intervention which will include similar workshops in other zones, the expectation is that participants will form the core of a platform – Women Anti-corruption Network (WAN) – that will not only be a forum for the EFCC and civil society to interface on gender and corruption but an avenue for stakeholders to advance their own agenda on the role of women in anti corruption, economic and financial crimes.

For AFRICMIL, strategies for developing a robust women anti-corruption project must include amongst other things: (1) how to access information about corruption and (2) how to use ICT to expose corruption and financial and economic crimes.