Youth advocate Manre Chirtau is optimistic about the future for women and girls in Nigeria: "There are a lot more girls taking on a feminist identity now."
As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the reality of many women and girls.
At the International Women's Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN's Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).
To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.
As the co-founder of Education as a Vaccine, a nonprofit organization based in Abuja, Nigeria, Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau is working to advance young Nigerians’ sexual health and rights through local, national, and international advocacy and peer-to-peer education campaigns.
Our Young Advocates Network got a behind-the-scenes look at IWHC's Advocacy in Practice workshops, where we train young people to lobby at the UN and in government negotiations.
Established in 2000, Education as a Vaccine (EVA) is working to improve the health and quality of life of adolescents and young people in Nigeria. EVA’s programming priorities are sexual and reproductive health, basic education and child health, and HIV/AIDS prevention education. IWHC supports EVA’s work to ensure that young people’s health needs, including sexual…
IWHC, along with partners DAWN and RESURJ, held a two-day Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop over the weekend leading up to the African Regional Conference on Population and Development (ARCPD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AiP workshop is an intensive training that supports participants to develop the leadership skills needed to effectively advocate for sexual…