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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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Religious leaders open up spaces for women’s leadership

Women and girls are now in leadership positions in religious, student and community-level government institutions. V4C Case Study November 2016 From the outset of the programme, V4C has been working with a group of ‘key influencers’ – including religious leaders[...]

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‘Gender sensitive’ radio stations influence listeners and gain popularity

Radio stations that encourage a debate on gender equality and broadcast gender sensitive programmes have become popular and are influencing the attitudes and behaviours of their listeners. V4C Case Study November 2016 V4C aims to reach a broad audience with[...]

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Radio stations make organisational changes to support gender equality

Female and male radio presenters have equal opportunities within the radio stations. Men and women collaborate more and take on equal roles in presenting radio programmes. V4C Case Study November 2016 V4C aims to reach a broad audience with compelling[...]

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Traditional leaders advocate for female leaders and decision makers

V4C Case Studies November 2o16  Women are being installed as fully titled chiefs and members of cabinet. Traditional leaders (TLs), who are largely men and role models for their followers, can play a crucial part in promoting gender equality within[...]

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Religious leaders speak up for gender equality

V4C Case Study November 2016  Religious leaders are more gender aware, and are taking action in the space they influence. From the outset of the programme, V4C has been working with a group of ‘key influencers’ – including religious leaders[...]

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Radio station staff start to believe in gender equality

Radio station staff and management are more aware of gender issues, believe in the value of gender equality, and take action to support gender justice within their organisations and in other parts of their lives. As a result, radio stations[...]

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Strengthening mechanisms that support gender responsive legislation

As the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill is publicly heard on 9 December, V4C looks at the role of the Gender Technical Unit (GTU) in facilitating the progress of the Bill so far. V4C Case Study: The Gender Technical Unit (GTU)[...]

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