The Safe Cities Campaign (SCC) was one of ActionAid International global campaigns that was aimed at improving safety, mobility and access to public services for women and girls living in poverty and exclusion. The campaign among other objectives sought to reduce violence against women and girls through enactment and implementation of gender inclusive urban policies and legislation that can result in reduction of violence and fear experienced by women and girls in various public spaces. In Nigeria, the SCC focused on the university environment with the single purpose of responding to the issue of safety needs and rights of university students, especially female students.
The Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria (WVL – Nigeria) project is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is aimed at tackling the barriers to gender equality and supporting the empowerment of women and girls through provision of financial and technical resources to local feminist/women’s rights organisations in Nigeria. This intervention is designed to respond to the challenges faced by these organisations in their efforts to eliminate discrimination and rights violations in policy and legislation and the provision of services, as well as harmful social beliefs and practices.
Strengthening the Capacities of Local Women’s Rights Organisations to Address Violence against Women and Girls (SLOC VAW) Project
This is a 3-year project funded by Ford Foundation. It seeks to support Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) in their work of advancing gender equality in Nigeria. Specifically, the project seeks to provide technical and financial supports to WROs as they seek to challenge oppressive socio-cultural norms and practices that exacerbate gender-based violence (GBV) and the fear of it across 3 states -Gombe, Imo states and the FCT.