SHATWON is committed to the empowerment of women from all works of life, and is dedicated to the eradication of poverty and hunger in rural women and children by effective transformative processes - legally, socially and legislatively.
SHATWON has vision of a society that is educated and sensitive to the plight of women; where women and youths are empowered; and a world where poverty and other forms of abuse of children and women are eradicated.
SHATWON was founded in 1999, a non-governmental organisation that has spoken out for abused and traumatised women of Nigeria, actively fighting for the socio-economic and political empowerment of women. This NGO has joined the bandwagon of few non-govermental organisations trying to eradicate poverty and hunger in women and children.
SHATWON did not emerge in a vaccum but was born out of a harrowing experience of one woman, a mother of seven children, Pharm. (Mrs.) Stella Brown, an unassuming practicing pharmacist residing in Enugu State in Nigeria.
Read Stella Brown's harrowing experience
That became her quest to rehabilitate the abused and the traumatised, the distressed and the discouraged, to fight and speak out for socio-econimic and political empoerment of women in Nigeria.