2022 was an important year for us at CHELD. Our work across research, advocacy, and policy enabled us to consistently lend our expertise to developing health policies. From partnering to organise cervical cancer awareness campaigns in Delta State and the COP 23 climate change conference to organising anti-GBV engagement sessions at secondary schools in Lagos, our impact was profound and far-reaching during the year. We hope to deepen these impacts in the coming year.
Our GBV work comprised the provision of legal aid and material assistance to survivors. It also extended to policy research and development. During the year, our study explored the role of males in ending sexual violence in Nigeria. The report titled ‘Engaging Men and Boys in Campaigning Against Sexual Violence in Tertiary Institutions’ was funded and published by Advancing Learning Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN). CHELD also executed various capacity-building workshops for states in northwest Nigeria under the auspices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).