About Us


Diamond Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (DiWoYEF) is a women-led non-profit, non-sectarian, non- governmental, membership based organization.

DiWoYEF entails making women financially independent, progressive, educated and also partake in enjoying good social status.

It would therefore be a fallacy to dream about sustainable development in a community if women and youths are not righty empowered


DIWOYEF is established for the economic, social and political Empowerment of women and youths in Nigeria and Africa at large, to in a long run improve the economy, political participation as well as peace and security of the communities in which they live.


Our mission is to empower women and youths by mainstreaming their issues and concerns into the National development agenda, based on the United Nations Convention on the rights of women and young people.


Our goal is to motivate women and youths for effective nation building through advocacy, sensitization and capacity building.

Core Values

Our most important values are integrity, accountability and trustworthiness. We are committed to the quest of a new Nigeria of our dreams where governance is made to work for the collective good of all, policymakers are held accountable and citizens are empowered

Thematic Areas

We work in the following thematic areas: Democracy and Good Governance, Entrepreneurship and Legislative Advocacy. Our development strategies include: Civic Engagement, Capacity Building, Voters Education and Development Networking.

Our members are market women, professional women, women petty traders, students, traditional craft women, cooperatives, vocational training centers, and self-help women groups representing over 500,000 women and youths spread all over the 36 states of the federation and the FCT. A lot of projects have been carried out in different parts of the country; bringing women and youths together from all geographical areas of the country towards achieving our aforementioned VMG.

Management Structure

Board Of Trustees

Mrs Vera C. Ashibuogwu

Has over 10 years experience with youth and women movement, An Accountant with over 10 year experience, worked with GITTO construction Company, a founder of Diamond Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (DiWoYEF).

Mr Sunday Adeola

Chairman board of trustees, public servant currently working with Oyo State Governor as a senor special adviser on youth and student matters

Mr. John Emeke

A computer scientist and lecturer of computer science in Dorben Polytechnic

Mrs. Blessing Osadebe

An accountant and an event manager

In the past DiWoYEF has received support mainly from churches, Financial institutions, public spirited indidividuals, Nigerian Communication Commission, Small and Medium Enterprises Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and National Directorate of Employment, Democratic Governance for Development.

The organization is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission as a charity organization. DiWoYEF is a member of International Women’s Network for Development, Coalition for Youth Capacity Building, Human Rights Information Network, British Council and Transition Monitoring Group respectively.

Aims / Objectives

  • Our Aim and Objective is to adequately educate, train and empower women and youths which will go a long way to improve socio-economic wellbeing, boost the social and economic activities of their host communities as well as reduce the potential for crime and social vices as their girls will also be engaged. well educated, counseled and taken care of.

Development Strategies


Capacity Building




Development Programs

Voters Education Project

Capacity Building for Women in Politics

Youth Organizing School

Voices Against Gender Based Violence

DIWOYEF Newsletter

Our Outcomes

Improved economic relevance for youth, women and people with disability.

Increase awareness on the issues and plight’ of women and youth in Nigeria.

Galvanized action and advocacy for participation and inclusion of women and youth in Nigeria.

Increased mobilization of women and youth into the political process in Nigeria.

Our Theory Of Change

Youth and Women Speak, work your talk