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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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Gender Hub Heightens Its Reach Across V4C’s Intervention States

With a convergence of about 200 participants from the private and public sector, non-governmental organisations, the media and Kaduna State University; a new chord to deepen the understanding of Gender Hub struck within the city of Kaduna, on Tuesday 6[...]

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Why do we care about 16 Days of Activism? Because there’s…no excuse!

“V4C is a programme that enables the environment for gender equality. As a team, we have decided to focus on social norm change. Either we get a law to change social norms or we get a large number of people[...]

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Envisioning a world that works for young people

  Ask young people to describe themselves and the chances are you’ll get very different answers to the ones provided by anyone older. So why do we think we know what young people need?, asks V4C’s Patience Ekeoba. How can we[...]

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT SET FOR TOTAL ERADICATION OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Lagos State Government inaugurated the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in September 2014 as a response to the increase in incidents of reporting rape, defilement, domestic violence, child abuse, neglect and maltreatment in the State. The Team[...]

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#PledgeForParity – IWD 2016 theme

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take[...]

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The Young Women Mentorship Program (YWMP)

The Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (NWTF) works to create spaces for women, specifically in public office and other leadership platforms. The Fund achieves this through advocacy, research and capacity development programmes for women and girls. The Young Women Mentorship program[...]

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International Youth Day 2015 – Youth Civic Engagement

The 2015 International Youth Day theme is Youth Civic Engagement. Youth Civic Engagement, a main goal of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP), seeks to promote young people’s effective inclusive civic engagement at all levels.[...]

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VAPP ACT signed into law; May 25th, 2015

On Monday the 25th of May 2015, the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan signed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill (2013) into law. The new Act aims to ‘Eliminate Violence in Private and Public Life, Prohibit All Forms of Violence Against[...]

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GWiN (Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria) Gets the Limelight!

GWiN- an innovative concept of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (Coordinating Minister for the Economy- CME & Minister of Finance – HMF) aimed at making budgets work for girls and women in Nigeria was officially launched on Monday, 9th March 2015,[...]

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