WHAT WE DO

Active Projects

Women’s Voice and Leadership

WVLN is Canada Global Affairs funded project in 6 states selected across the geo-poitical zones of Nigeria and FCT with the aim of preventing all forms of Gender-Based Violence GBV), maternal death control and support services for women living with HIV/AIDS. Act in collaboration with stakeholders, within available gender-friendly legislation against culturally harmful practices on women.

Girls For Health (G4H)

Girls for Health is a four year (2016-2020) action research project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the GRAND CHALLENGES: PUTTING WOMEN AND GIRLS AT THE CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT. The aim of the project is to promote the economic empowerment, agency and voice of adolescent girls by supporting their transition from school to formal employment in the health and teaching careers, and in so doing, will increase women’s access to health services and girls’ access to education in rural areas.

Female Mechanic Workshop

Female Auto-mechanic Business to Challenge Gender Stereotype in Muslim Northern Nigeria states (Auto-mechanic business by women and for women)

Car repairs in Nigeria and particularly in Northern Nigeria is completely done and managed by men despite the shift in attitude that no longer see engineering training for men only. Further, there is no restriction in the University and Polytechnics engineering faculties against women enrollment

Fishery For Widows and Youths

Capitalizing on the water resources of river Niger and its tributaries, fishing has been one of the major economic activities in Yauri emirate. People travel from different parts of Nigeria and other neighboring countries to engage in fish trading and marketing, most especially in smoked dry fish business. Similarly, many Yawurawa (The Native Residents) engaged in packaging Yauri fish for sale in Zaria, Abuja, Nasarawa, Sokoto, other parts of Kebbi etc.

Closed Projects

Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI)

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AGI is a five year (2018 to 2022) UNFPA funded project, with funding from Canadian Government that aims to improve learning outcomes of adolescent girls from rural areas and their life skills in primary 5 and 6 using safe space methodology. The focus of the initiative will be 10-14 year old girls. The improved learning outcome is expected to serve as incentives against withdrawals of girls from schools for marriage. In addition, Nana identifies girls that are vulnerable to early marriage and engages their parents, especially mothers to allow them to progress to secondary schools. This project is implemented in 52 primary schools in 5 LGAs, Kebbi state.

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