Period Poverty In Nigeria: Mitigating The Monthly Struggle For Women And Girls Through Free Sanitary Products

  Period poverty which is women and girls’ inadequate access to sanitary products and education, is an extension of the widespread poverty existing in Nigeria. With 95.1 million people projected to be living below the poverty line in 2022[1]   amid extremely scarce resources, there is little emphasis placed on providing menstrual hygiene and health products…

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Child Custody and Protection in Nigeria

Child protection is the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Article 19 §1 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states: ‘Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation,…

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World Breastfeeding Week: Policies and Programmes to Enhance Breastfeeding among Mothers

During the month, CHELD joined healthcare professionals and international development organisations around the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (1- 8 August) through a media campaign on social media highlighting a public health approach to breastfeeding in Nigeria. Some of the issues highlighted were the impact/role of the following policy issues in promoting breastfeeding.…

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Enhancing Cross Border Cooperation for Protection and Reintegration for Victims of Trafficking: A CHELD – IOM Capacity Building Workshop for Service Providers

Nigeria continues to experience high internal and external human trafficking due to the growing size of its population, high insecurity, climate as well as its unmanned borders. Over the years, significant effort has been undertaken at the national and international level to establish an effective and globally coordinated approach to combatting trafficking, however, these efforts…

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Ending the Scourge of Sexual Violence in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions through Male Engagement

The Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) Align with the support of ALIGN (ODI) carried out a study to assess how female-led CSOs engage men and boys through strategies and policies in the prevention, reduction and elimination of sexual violence within Nigerian tertiary Institutions. Please join us at the CHELD’s webinar: ‘Ending the…

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Identifying and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of a Rapidly Growing Megacity: The Lagos Mental Health Conference

Mental health is considered one of the most neglected and stigmatized areas of health in Nigeria. Lagos, a growing megacity, which serves as the commercial and social hub for Nigerians is regarded as one of the most stressful cities to live in. This is based on some environmental factors which includes poverty, unemployment, epileptic power…

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