Louisa.O. Eikhomun
Executive Director
Promoting Peace and Security for African Women and Girls
Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative(ECOWA) is a Nigerian non
governmental, non for profit,  women human rights
organisation promoting peace and security for African Women
and Girls, through Social Justice Education, Research and Policy
Advocacy and Support Interventions. ECOWA engages
stakeholders in monitoring compliance with international,
regional, and national policies on the protection of women and
girls in conflict and disaster.
Advocacy Visit by members of
LagosWomen2030 led by Echoes of
Women in Africa Initiative to  Ministry of
Economic Planning and Budget in  Lagos,
Nigeria on October 20th, 2017.
Agenda included: Overview of Women2030
Experience sharing from 2017 HLPF and
VNR, Analysis of Nigeria's report and
strategies for collaboration on the
implementation of the SDGs on leaving no
woman and girl behind in Nigeria.
Public hearing coming up on February
19th in Abuja. Equal Opportunity bill
favours men, women and youth and
persons with disability by eliminating all
forms of discrimination.
2017 HLPF at the United Nations
ECOWA with funding from Women Major Group participated at The 2017 HLPF. From July 10-
19th the world gathered at the UN  with the Theme: ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting
prosperity in a changing world’ was the theme of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) .A
thematic review was conducted for SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14. 43 countries including Nigeria  
presented their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress towards the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
Echoes of Women in Africa led by Catherine Duru,  Deputy Executive Director  organised  
LagosWomen2030 on a protest march to condemn the killings in Benue and other states
in Nigeria.  From January 1st, 97 persons were killed in herdsmen and farmers conflict,
sadly of the slain ,  were pregnant women and children. Women took the protest to Lagos
state governor and speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly on
 February 2nd
2018.Women in Nigeria have come under attacks   from insurgents as well as herders  in
places of  livelihoods farmlands, and market places. Nigerian government  has tte
responsibility to protect and secure lives.