National FGM Policy 2021-2025

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation of the right to life, health and dignity of women and girls. Nigeria being a signatory to international human right treaties and conventions that prohibit such acts against women and girls has shown commitment to the elimination of FGM in Nigeria. An expression of this commitment is the…

The Red Dairy

Domestic violence and abuse is a silent killer that has taken the lives of many people in Nigeria, particularly women. Almost a third of all women in Nigeria, have experienced physical violence, mostly within their own homes. The Red Diary is a one-stop resource which provides information in a quick, easy to understand way to…

International Women’s Day: DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

On this year’s International Women’s Day, we reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality in the health and development sectors. We stand with women and girls around the world and celebrate their incredible resilience and strength. This year’s theme, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, highlights the power of technology to accelerate progress towards…

Interactive Workshop to Outline Effective Protocol for NAPTIP VAPP Department

Centre for Health Ethics, Law and Development (CHELD) alongside the Women Arise Developmental and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI), facilitated an interactive workshop to outline effective protocols for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The institutional capacity-building workshop was aimed at strengthening the VAPP department of the National Agency for the Prohibition…

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…

Some Facts about Child Molestation

I wrote an article recently in the Daily Times – Looking Out for Our Children (http://dailytimes.com.ng/opinion/looking-out-our-children) – about the legal regime for sexual abuse of children and the distribution of child pornography and our personal responsibility to create safe environments for our children. Sexual abuse of any persons, men, and women, but especially children can…