Sunday, December 29, 2013
This past May, a global community of innovators, social entrepreneurs, and thought leaders united around a shared vision: That today's connected generation can leverage technology and new media to help create a better world. Here is a look at the highlights of +Social Good’s first year.
Friday, March 22, 2013
|2010 Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders, Washington DC| Photo credit, Women Deliver|
Historically, Youth participation in FP issues has never been ‘organically’ recognized and/or integrated. With UNFPA Nigeria Support, The first ever Youth Pre-Conference at the National Family Planning Conference was held which brought together more 50 youth advocates form across Nigeria to discuss and strategize how to effectively engaged in the conference and be better youth advocates. One of the issues discussed at the pre-conference was the way "family Planning" was been represented in the media and communication graphics as concerning only married couple with one or two children (usually depicted with a man and a woman holding a child). while many single young and unmarried people are sexually active, their interest and needs were not adequately represented in many "family planning" programmes and activities. Young people want this changed.
Our advocacy worked!!!
Driving through the city of Abuja now, one will see new Bill Boards with information on family planning with a picture of a Man and woman (without the child) that appears inclusive of young people. These advocacy efforts have now been recognized by both UNFPA Nigeria and the Family Planning Action Group (FPAG), the leading Think Thank on Family in Nigeria. Recently at the Family Planning Action Group (FPAG) retreat and strategy development meeting, which brought together leading experts and development partners to discuss the future of FPAG, I was nominated and selected as the Youth Representative in the new Management Committee of FPAG after series lobbing and advocacy engagement.
|Advocacy Visit to HPP Nigeria, Abuja| Photo Credit: Don Dickerson|
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tell me why this will happen to a 13 year old? Even after that incident, the beatings and screaming became a frequent episode.