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The insecurity issue in Nigeria has become a graveconcern to all well-meaning citizens. Most of them continue to wonder how the country arrived at such a dastardly situation where no one is safe. The problem is escalating and now appears to be totally out of control. Insecurity in Nigeria is a recurring phenomenon that threatens...
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In a distressing turn of events, 30 mothers and widows, among others, find themselves spending another weekend behind bars after a Chief Magistrate Court in Lafia, Nasarawa State, remanded them at the Correctional Centre. The arrest and subsequent arraignment stemmed from their alleged involvement in violence and destruction of public facilities following the Supreme Court’s...
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) successfully hosted a one-day National Dialogue on November 29, 2023, at The Palms Hotel by Tropical Galleria Abuja, commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This event, organized in collaboration with partners under the Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria project (WVL-N), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), was aimed at...
In the heart of Nigeria, a story of hope and transformation is unfolding. Zaki’s Gem, an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls, is weaving a tapestry of change through its Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria project.   At the helm of this remarkable journey is Nafisat Zaki, the resolute Executive Director of Zaki’s Gem....
Women of Tunga Buzu community in Kebbi state, beneficiaries of Abban Aisha Women a partner on the WVL project.       In Kebbi State, Nigeria, a transformative wind of change is sweeping through the lives of women, thanks to the Village Savings and Loan Scheme Association (VSLA) implemented under the Women’s Voice and Leadership-Nigeria (WVL-N) project,...
ActionAid Nigeria had the distinct honor of hosting the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Jamie Christoff, the Assistant Deputy Minister Sub-Saharan Africa, Cheryl Urban, and the Head of Development Cooperation Canada in Nigeria, Ahafodji Djifa, at our Abuja Office this week. It was a strategic meeting that allowed us to showcase the results of the...
In the context of Nigeria, where over half of the population has internet access, the prevalence of Internet Facilitated Gender-Based Violence (IFGBV) has become a concerning issue. The rise in social media usage, driven by platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, has inadvertently provided a breeding ground for various forms of online violence against women....
In the dynamic landscape of social change and empowerment, one initiative shines as a testament to the transformative power of dedication and vision. The Equity Destitute Child’s Rights and Welfare Initiative, founded and officially registered in 2018, has emerged as a trailblazer in championing the rights and welfare of the marginalized, led by an exceptional...
Sa’adatu Abdullahi Aliero
Once upon a time in the vibrant halls of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, a timid and introverted young woman named Sa’adatu Abdullahi Aliero dreamed of becoming a leader. However, her aspirations were held back by self-doubt and fear of public speaking. Despite her passion for leadership, she couldn’t muster the courage to...
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