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Violence against women and girls is real! Every day, women and girls endure different forms of violence and discriminations within the society, irrespective of their status and location. The effect of gender-based violence is enormous and devastating, sometimes immediate and at other times long term. Addressing violence against women and girls requires strategic and deliberate...
Listen to Olanike Timipa-Uge talk about one of the most underreported forms of violence against girls is Breast Ironing – also known as breast flattening- a cultural practice of flattening or crushing the breast of an adolescent girl to disguise the signs of development. In this episode, Anastasia Duru and Olanike Timipa-Uge discussed this menace...
A compilation of success stories implemented by ActionAid Nigeria through 12 partners from the Northern and Southern Nigeria on the SLOCVAWG project. This document brings together examples of best practices emerging from the project, which led to changes in attitudes and behaviors in the target communities and the women and girls themselves. Download success stories below.  
The WVL 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 technical and financial resources to local feminist/women’s rights organisation (LWROs) that are advancing the rights of women and girls and championing...
Political parties are essential institutions ofdemocracy through which citizens express their aspirations to contribute to the polity of the nation through participation in political parties and through elections. By competing in elections, parties offer citizens a choice in governance, and while in opposition they can hold governments accountable. The Nigerian Constitution provides for every citizen,...
Mrs. Lilian Abang is a resident of Esuk Utan, a community notorious for the high prevalence of Gender Based Violence and other discriminatory practices against women in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State. Mrs. Lilian, though educated, lives in the community and sees firsthand how vulnerable women and girls in the community are.   With...
In Ikpamodo community in Igbo Eze north, women were being flogged naked at the market square for insulting their husbands as Igwe council was aware of this practice, however, when the WVL-N project came to WEPBI through ActionAid Nigeria, this practice changed as women are now part of the Igwe cabinet in the community and...
  Women’s Rights And Health Project (WRAHP) has secured a partnership with the ActionAid Nigeria and Global Affairs of Canada to organise a sensitisation training for women of Ladies On Wheels Association of Nigeria (LOWAN) on domestic violence and the laws that are in place in Lagos State to prosecute offenders when any of the...
Women‟s inclusion in the traditional councils, that is, in the cabinets of traditional rulers, is likely to be the biggest and final move for gender equity and equality in rural South East Nigeria where Igbos are indigenes. Women‟s representation and participation at this level of decision making will effectively curb the scourge of men‟s discrimination...
  On August 7th, 2022, the baton changed hands as Niri Goyit emerged as the new Women’s Right Manager relieving Nkechi Illochi-Kanny, who is now the Head of Program ActionAid Nigeria. In her previous role as the Project Coordinator Project Coordinator for the Northern region. She provided oversight and technical support to 53 organizations (17...
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