Investing in Girls Makes Perfect Sense!

As the World marks another Day of the Girl Child, millions of women and girls are still denied access to education, economic opportunities  and basic health care services and struggle with exploitation, discrimination, violence Blessing Ekowho takes a look at why it makes perfect sense to invest in the girl child.

Silence Is Not Golden

#SpokenWord Poetry presented on 6th September, 2017 at the Symposium On Sexual Violence and Launch of SALVUS Platform.

So let me speak to you about Silence. 
Yes, good old Silence.

You see, they say Silence is Golden
But the number of girls out there with their souls broken
Is proof that Silence is not always a virtue. 
Yes, Silence is not golden
As a matter of fact, silence can be costly,
And even, more so, deadly.

My Salvus Launch Experience

 

Omowunmi Mobee speaks on her experience during the Hacey Health Initiative Symposium on "Building conversations around preventing and responding to sexual violence" and the launch Salvus Platform.

The evil of sexual violence is a very serious menace in the society affecting the most vulnerable, mostly children and women. On 6th September 2017, Hacey Health Initiative organized a symposium to raise awareness on the impact of sexual violence and measures to help mitigate such occurrences. The symposium also featured the launch of the Salvus web platform, a web-based platform for reporting sexual violence. The symposium was supported by stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including the Stars Foundation, With and For Girls Collective, EMpower, and Access Bank Plc and other non-governmental organizations(NGOs).

Project Agbebi - 3 Years After

99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) are in some regions of these countries the only form of maternal health service and are widely utilised in these developing countries. Within Nigeria alone 560 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 live births, and the nation contributes 14% of the global burden of maternal deaths. Despite this TBAs are highly trusted in local communities and extensively culturally engrained.