We Lead Launch in Nigeria (EVA host organization)

Today was the official launch of the We Lead Program. We are super delighted to be the host organization supporting them in improving young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRH-R) in Nigeria.

We lead is a movement that focuses on advancing the SRH-R of four specific groups of women: women living with HIV, women with disabilities, women who identify as LBQTI, and displaced women.

The program will enable rights-holder organizations to claim a more prominent role in broader SRH-R and human rights advocacy spaces to develop and pursue their advocacy agenda.

Positive Vibes, Restless Development, Marsa, FEMNET, the Central American Women’s Fund, and Hivos are among the 11 COAs (Community of Action) leading and administering the program in nine countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.

The Federal Ministry of Health, NACA, NACTAL, the FCT SGBV Response Team, and other partners working to improve, protect, and promote young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRH-R) in Nigeria were in attendance at the program’s launch. They pledged their support to the project in their various capacities.

The We Lead Program is supported by a consortium of organizations and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it’s expected to run for five years.

Our desire at EVA is to see a Nigeria where girls and women can freely exercise their rights and reach their full potential, and we’re excited to see the results as we work with the COAs on this project, which will begin in January, 2022.

We Lead Position Paper published during the #16Days of activism. We Lead Position Paper