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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#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 song, 'WE ARE' below:

International Day of the Girl #IDG2016 #GirlSummit #GirlData

Girls Voices Initiative (with support from Plan International Nigeria) celebrated the International Day of the Girl (IDG) 2016 with a Girl Summit. In addressing the global theme, 'Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement', the Girl Summit facilitated girl participants to interact and discuss the topic, 'Connecting Girls' Voices through Data' and 'Girls and the SDGs'. 


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