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Sharing the V4C legacy

V4C has been piloting several approaches to tackle the social norms underpinning gender inequality that are challenging some of the conventional ways of delivering gender-based development. Much of our work has been experimental, using a range of interventions adopted from[...]

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Inspiring a Generation

V4C’s mission was to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out, empowering young women to achieve their real potential. Conceived as the pilot stage of a twenty-year vision to address structural barriers to gender equality,[...]

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Nothing can stop me now

  Ismailia Oluwayemisi Grace never imagined she would emerge as the first ever female President of the Estate Management and Valuation Department in the history of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus. But she was determined to challenge the students and[...]

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Request for Proposal: Public Awareness Survey of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in Nigeria

Background On 25th of May 2015, the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act into law. This ended the arduous journey of an important law which started about 13 years before[...]

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Muhammad’s hidden treasures

While food plays a very important role for all ethnic groups in Nigeria, the division of labour concerning the preparation of a meal is deeply divided along gender lines. For Muhhamed Shamsuddeen Alkassim, the idea of making a livelihood from[...]

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Young women and girls maintain their dignity in Sumaila, Kano State

Menstruation is experienced by females the world over, yet for many young women their monthly cycle is an unwelcome addition to the gender disparities they face. In communities across Nigeria, women use anything from old clothes to toilet paper to[...]

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Special award recognises V4C’s contribution to women and girls empowerment in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Voices for Change (V4C)’s Kaduna State team has been recognised for its contribution towards the economic empowerment of women and girls in Kaduna. The award, given during the 2017 Kaduna Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit came as a complete surprise and[...]

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Happy International Women’s Day: Be bold for change

In the last 4 years, Voices for Change has been promoting equal opportunities for women and men. Through this journey, we have seen women and even men take bold steps for change by attaining leadership positions, challenging discrimination and speaking[...]

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V4C reveals the extent to which social norms shape Nigerian attitudes towards gender

Over the past three years, the Voices for Change (V4C) programme in Nigeria have been piloting several innovative approaches to tackle social norms underpinning gender inequality. At the beginning of this work V4C identified three key behaviours which it specifically[...]

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