Located in Western Africa, Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the seventh most populated country in the world. There are more than 190 million people living in the country, and this is set to continue growing with more than 40% of the population under the age of 14 years. There are more than 250 ethnic groups and over 500 additional indigenous languages. Nigeria is one of Sub Saharan Africa’s largest economies and relies heavily on oil as its main source of revenue, yet despite this it is estimate that more than 60% of Nigeria's population still live in extreme poverty
Mothers’ Union has been present in Nigeria for 110 years having started in 1908. Conservative estimates of membership numbers start at 60,000 but in reality our numbers could be far greater than this. Mothers' Union in Nigeria is very active in creating opportunities for women and young girls to reach their full potential, working closely alongside the Women’s Guild in each diocese.
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.