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BrandYourWaithood is a formidable platform design to campaign against and advocate for change through a collaborative social innovation. We proffer solution to youth experiencing waithood, suggest concrete action plan to government and policy makers to end and inhibit waithood and ensure global citizen share ideas to tackle it on a global landscape. http://brandyourwaithood.org/
Free sexual and gender based violence to women and girls in public spaces
Brief description: Flone initiative works towards creating safe and free Sexual and gender based violence public spaces for women and girls in Kenya. Long description: Flone is a women led organization that works to create a safe and professional working environment. Its aim is to end violence against women and girls in the public spaces. It aims at influencing behaviour change that promote tolerance and acceptance by strengthening the capacities of the women and girls to fully exploit their potentials.Flone' s main pillars are: women in transport and gender equality and gender based violence. The pillars are addressed by two program; The women in Transport program (WIT); focuses on women empowerment in the public transport industry. The program works towards ensuring that women in the sector are in a position to explore, invest and are be retained in the industry. The program trains them on public relations,safety by creating platforms where they interact with professionals. Usalama Wa Uma Program focuses on creating awareness on gender equality and gender based violence in the public transport industry. Its main aim is to create safe and free sexual and gender based violence public working environment to women; by training on behaviour change and response to cases of SGBV in the sector. It aims at changing the mindset of the stakeholders on issues of women in the public transport industry; and support their employment and advocate for the provision of services and facilities associated with their biological needs.
The aim of the project is to reduce the prevalence of some tropical diseases in Nigeria and achieve the SDGs by bringing quality and affordable health care to the door of the poor.The project scope includes; Needs assessment,community entry/identification of gatekeepers,designing of action plan and the medical outreach includes data collection,investigations,diagnosis,laboratory testing and drug dispensing/collection.Urinalysis, malaria test, random blood sugar screening, blood pressure checks are conducted free for beneficiaries, Doctors make diagnosis and drugs given.So far,over 10,000 persons have benefited from this project in 3 States in Nigeria including the FCT.The States and communities that have benefited includes Kogi( Ibaji,Bassa,Ofu and Olamaboro LGA,CrossRiver State(Boki and Ogoja LGA) and the FCT(Kwali and Abuja Municipal Area Council)
Creating a comfortable forum for girls talk and providing life skills for adolescent girls to be empowered for leadership and make the right choices for a better future. Promoting Girls club establishment in all schools where young girls can impact one another. We train young women of between 18-25 years to support and mentor adolescent girls through goal setting and leadership education. Sexual and reproductive education is a key component of the girls project. Back to school awareness is created to encourage school drop outs to return to school and make a full circle of their lives.
Insufficient, incorrect information regarding menstruation is often a cause of unnecessary restrictions in the daily normal activities of the menstruating girls creating various psychological issues. Studies show that:
• School attendance: 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school during menses (UNESCO).
• Access to hygiene products: a large number of girls leave school for lack of proper hygienic absorbents
• Health: Vaginal infections are 70% more likely when using unhygienic materials. Sanitation, like Deepak Chopra puts it, "although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery” besides, the lack of knowledge and awareness also lead to some poor personal hygienic practices during menstruation leading to many reproductive tract infections.
The silence around menstruation, as well as the lack of access to proper education, sanitation facilities and hygienic absorbents in rural communities directly affects women’s and adolescent girls’ self-esteem, health and education. Poor menstrual hygiene causes great impact in increased vulnerability to reproductive tract infections (RTI). Currently millions of women and girls in low income communities suffer from RTI and infection is transmitted to the offspring. Women having knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene are less vulnerable to RTI and its consequences. This can be tackled if young girls are taught proper hygiene management and have access to good sanitation facilities and hygienic absorbents. Various studies indicate that a huge information gap exists among rural and urban adolescent girls regarding menstrual hygiene. This is not supposed to be so as access to proper information and services on menstrual hygiene shouldn’t be a privilege but a right for all girls regardless of their economic background, age or religious status. The goal of this campaign is that girls from low income communities have access and education to proper menstrual hygiene management which in the long run will contribute to improvements in public health and eradication of poverty in Nigeria through equitable and sustainable WASH interventions. This we believe is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially SDG6 which bothers on the available and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
An online petition addressed to the South African Minister of Police to allocate #PoliceResources to South Africa's Murder Capital, Nyanga.
You will agree with us that this period is very critical for managing stress and depression. Almost everything is a trigger these days… low cash flow, not too bright business outlooks, hunger and customers struggling to pay for needed services. Homes are also not left out; marriages and children are feeling the heat of the season. http://pinnaclemedspeakout.com
Ubah Inspire and Fitness center , This center is the first and the only women’s center for the sports in Somaliland, Our mission is to motivate women to get slimmer and fitter by making exercising and healthy-eating part of their daily lifestyle habits. My passion is for what we provide for women to get space free from social pressure. Also this center promote women’s networking because in Somali society women haven’t any social space to share their information and inspire them selves for development and social assistance. This project is my inner power to develop women community and no one is funded, just I'm starting by my self because it was in my dream since last 5 years, thanks God lastly my goal done successfully. This is social project from transformation to empower women to sports activities, now i'm establish 2 football team they are under training.
Voice Out Against Gender-Based Violence Initiative aims to empower GBV survivors especially those affected by child forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Rape Culture and Domestic Abuse to champion for change and access education, vocational trainings including paralegal support working across Tanzania. Majority of girls and young women in Tanzania experience violence not only physically but psychological and emotional leaving them not aspiring to fulfill their full potentials in life and we are here to demystify this to enable more girls and women who are GBV survivors be confident and role models of change.
What is WASA?
Watoto Africa Soccer Awards is arguably the biggest annual football festival coast region of Kenya. Since 2012, WASA has hosted a series of tournaments and Gala Awards bringing together over 60,000 young boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 18 years. During the gala ceremonies outstanding players and winning teams are recognized and awarded. This year we hope to hit the 70,000 mark. This year alone we are hosting 63 tournaments in the months of April, May and December. Our Mission: WASA platform not all keeps young people busy and away from social evils like drug abuse, crime, radicalization and early sexual encounters but also offers talent development. Organized grass root structures like WASA are synonymous with talent development. There is a need to support such fun, structured and competitive football programs for talented young players within the country. We also deliver vital messages for social development among youth. This year because Kenya is going into elections, our theme is embracing cultural diversity for peaceful co-existence. Lastly we provide space for youth to grow various interests like journalism, event management, photography, and video coverage, MCs, and refereeing. Our challenges: Our success has been our biggest challenge, because WASA has become a very popular event, every child wants to take part. This means that our budget grows bigger each year. In as much as we credit our success to the corporates and well-wishers, we need a lot of support. Our dreams: We want every child to experience the magic of playing the WASA games by taking it to different parts of Kenya as well as other East African countries already Uganda has taken it positively after we there launched last year. We also want to set up soccer centers for talented players in areas where WASA takes place.