My Salvus Experience

 

Omowunmi Omobee speaks on her experience during the Hacey Health Initiative Symposium on "Building conversations around preventing and responding to sexual violence" and the 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).

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.

Global Goals, Local Action: Advancing Homegrown Solutions for Girls and Women through Regional Advocacy Caucuses

We are pleased to announce the release of Global Goals, Local Action: Advancing homegrown solutions for girls and women through regional advocacy caucuses. This report highlights the exciting advocacy outcomes from eight regional advocacy caucuses held at the 2016 Women Deliver Conference in May in Copenhagen, Denmark. PATH and Women Deliver co-sponsored the caucuses, and each caucus convening was designed and led by a local NGO from the region.

THE WORLD YOUTH REPORT ON YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 2015

Published once every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social affairs (UN DESA), the World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement takes a good look at young people’s participation in economic, community and political life. The report offers and proposes unique and out of the box perspectives and ideas on youth engagement and participation. The report is also expected to generate dialogue, and serve as a tool for policy discussion and action between youth and government. 

The report provides insight on 3 thematic areas: economic, political and community engagement. The objective of the report basically is to provide a basis for policy discussions around youth engagement to ensure that young people are able to participate fully and effectively in all aspects of the societies in which they live.

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.

HACEY Health Initiative Partners With World Heart Connect To Organize Teenagers Open Meeting

As part of  strategies towards fulfilling HACEY’s mission statement  which is “to empower and support women, children and young people through capacity building, advocacy, research and education to lead healthy lives”, and the girl sexual and reproductive health and leadership program the organization partnered with World Heart Connect an initiative based in Rivers State to organize a two-day event for children and teenagers to train young people on the values and knowledge they need to make healthy and positive decisions concerning their lives and equip them with life skills and health information to become focused, productive and well informed adults. The event held at the primary health centre Okwuzi, with over 60 children and teenagers in attendance.