Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Lagos, Nigeria
|Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Street address:||42/56, Moshood Abiola Crescent,
Off Toyin Street, Ikeja
|Location coordinates:||6° 28' 54" N, 3° 22' 34" E|
|Executive Director:||Hafsat Abiola-Costello|
|Organization type:||National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)|
KIND’s vision is an Africa where women are full participants in the continent's social, economic and political development; and our mission is to strengthen organisations and create initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women.
The Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), was founded by Hafsat Abiola-Costello in 1997 to honour Kudirat Abiola, her mother and a leading democracy activist, who was killed by soldiers during the period of military rule. KIND was launched in USA in January 1998, where it joined other organisations in the Nigerian pro-democracy movement to campaign for an end military rule in Nigeria. Following the restoration of democracy in May 1999, KIND established a Nigeria office in Lagos from where it works to strengthen Nigeria's nascent democracy.
KIND accelerates the emergence of women who bring a service orientation to leadership in Nigeria by pursuing two objectives:
-Building and promoting a community of girls and women with a service orientation to leadership. -Fostering a public environment that enables women’s public participation.