About Delta Women

Delta Women was founded in early 2010 by Elsie Ijorogu-Reed's vision to empower the indigenous women of Delta State and support their needs through basic human rights, thus forming Delta Women in Nigeria as a non-profit organization aimed at impacting the communities. Delta Women is committed to teaching women to become socially, economically, and politically empowered.

We initiate projects for the communities in Nigeria who continue to suffer due to the economic situation in the country, and also the lack of initiatives for individuals to elevate themselves out of their plight and other related situations, like poverty. Also, we learnt that there are some who are disadvantaged in the communities due to physically illnesses and are therefore unable to help themselves. We have decided to identify and help them as much as possible.

Inclusive in Elsie Ijorogu-Reed's vision and passion for founding Delta Women was to sensitize, create awareness, and educate the community on vital issues plaguing the wellbeing of the society; e.g. Lack of sexual education, women sexual harassment, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, breast cancer; the list continues.

Delta Women is the response to communities demands and not an idea or a machinery to source for readily available of International funding and grants. We set out to coach communities with ideas they can use by themselves for their own good as well as lobby for help elsewhere on their behalf. We work with the vision to play a critical role in securing progressive growth for women, empowering women and meeting their needs by wealth creation and capacity building.

Delta Women defines empowerment as increasing the spiritual, political, social, and/or economic strength of women, thus developing confidence in one's own capacities.

  • Having decision-making power of one's own
  • Having access to information and resources to make appropriate decisions
  • Having a range of options from which to make informed choices (not just yes/no or either/or.)
  • Having the ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making
  • Engaging in positive thinking regarding the ability to make changes
  • Being able to learn skills to improve one's personal and/or group power
  • Having the ability to change others' perceptions using democratic means
  • Being involved in the never-ending and self-initiated growth process and related changes
  • Increasing one's positive self-image and overcoming stigma

The Mission

To reach women and girls in poor disadvantaged communities and better their lives by providing lasting change through:

  • Capacity building of women to escape poverty through empowerment and education
  • Addressing violence and discrimination against women
  • Providing economic opportunities
  • Influencing policy change to maximize opportunities and equality for women

The Vision

  • To empower women spiritually, socially, politically and economically and
  • To protect and enhance their dignity and well-being.