In 2006, SONAD conducted gender analysis which led to mainstreaming of gender in SONAD activities.

In 2007, SONAD organised a number of gender and women’s empowerment  training cycles. One of the remarkable contributions of this programme
was the link with the International Fellowship of Reconciliation/ Women Peace Programme (IFOR/WPP), where Light Wilson Aganwa and
Susan Simon Lado participated in the Africa Regional Gender Training in August 2008 in Accra, Ghana. The training gave the Branches Groups
Affiliates the opportunity to meet with each other, exchange information  on recent activities and come up with action plans in terms of implementing
the IFOR gender policy in the African context. The training was organised  in cooperation with IFOR/WPP Africa Regional Desk, which is hosted
by the West African Network for Peace building in Accra. The training occasion was used to officially launch the IFOR/WPP Africa Regional Desk
on 21 August, 2008.

Altogether, 644 participants (310 male and 334 female) attended gender  mainstreaming workshops and trainings from 2007 to 2008, marking a
significant breakthrough recorded by SONAD in this endeavour.

Gender and Women’s Empowerment started as a separate project of SONAD only in 2009.

Community Civic Education Workshop