Girls Voices Initiative is empowerment by girls, through girls, and for girls! We call it the Girl Domino - an empowerment system that creates a multiplier effect with the sole aim of connecting, strengthening, and amplifying girls’ voices for positive impact in their communities. We provide safe and engaging platforms for adolescent girls to tell their stories and inspire other girls so they can amplify their voices on issues affecting them and make their voices count. Essentially, we build girl leaders who build and support other girls so that girls train girls and tell other girls' stories.

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Follow The Leader #SheCANLead

#SheCANLead is a campaign launched by the Canadian High Commission where the High Commissioners in various missions across Africa, follow girl leaders on their leadership journeys in a reverse mentorship relationship. In Nigeria, Girls Voices Initiative was chosen to implement the activities to launch the Campaign in the Country. Girls Voices Girl Leader, Wadi Ben-Hirki was followed by the High Commissioner on an exciting week of activities with girls in various communities. Learn more...

Tech Girls Advocacy Program #TGAP

Girls Voices Initiative (with support from Global Fund for Women) launched the Tech Girls Advocacy Program (#TGAP) in the Project, 'Exploring Technology, Media And Arts As Tools To Promote Girl Advocacy'. 50 public school girls were trained in digital literacy skills and facilitated to explore technology-driven advocacy through coding, digital art/illustration, photography, film making, and creative writing. Check out their website which presents an overview of the project and other outputs and resources from the project: The girls advocate Ending Child Marriage,Ending Gender-Based Violence, and Promoting Girls Education. Learn more... 

#AGREE Empowering Girls to Advocate for their rights

Girls Voices Initiative (with support from the Canadian High Commission) is empowering school girls to advocate for their rights. We plan to reach a minimum of 10,000 girls by February 2017. Using the hashtag - #AGREE (All Girls Rights Equal Empowerment), we plan to have thousands of Ambassadors who will take this movement out of control! We have conducted surveys to  assess girls' knowledge of their rights and we have held a couple of workshops to educate girls about their rights as enshrined in the Child Rights Act, 2003 and the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. The girls were facilitated to produce the first ever Girls' Rights Instructional Video and we have expanded the space for girls to explore their creativity to advance their advocacy for their right and this is visible in the song, 'WE ARE' written and performed by an amazing student, Deborah, whose inspiration for the song was birth at our workshop event. Girls are empowering themselves with their rights! Do you #AGREE? Watch the Girls' Rights Instructional Video and the Girls' Rights Anthem, 'WE ARE' below:

#MakeGirlsVoicesCount: A Digital Action Campaign by Girls Voices Initiative

This digital action campaign titled, 'Make Girls Voices Count', seeks to transform girls perception of themselves and their stories by amplifying their voices using radio and social media and providing the skills to empower them. We are mobilizing community action towards girls empowerment through radio call-ins and social media engagement. How can you participate? Share a girls story with us....more
Listen to Sikemi's story here 

Coming soon...#SHE

Girls Voices Initiative is launching the #SupportHerEnterprise.

#SHE as a digital action campaign to promote the enterprises of young women in Nigeria. The aim is to mobilize community support for women's enterprises. How do you #SupportHerEnterprise? Share the promotional videos of these women entrepreneurs on social media, look out for these women's products and services and purchase or engage them, and donate resources to them to help them grow their business ventures. #SHE