Girls Advocacy Alliance

palnThe Girls Advocacy Alliance  is a 5-year joint project (2016-2020) led by the Dutch offices of Plan International, Terre des Hommes and Defence for Children and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries spread across Africa and Asia.

The Girls Advocacy Alliance focuses on combating violence against girls and young women and increasing their economic participation in developing countries. Violence and economic exclusion are closely linked. Girls massively drop out of secondary and vocational education, especially due to child marriage, sexual violence, trafficking and the worst forms of child labour. Their chance to ever get a 'decent' job is minimal;  without income and independence, they are more vulnerable to violence.

NIGEE is a new grantee under Plan International Kenya and we are implementing the project in Kisumu West and Seme sub counties. We have a target 6,000 girls and community members in 30 schools and 100 young women advocates out of school.

NIGEE is intervening through our Girl-Led Advocacy Model and so far we have trained 30 girls’ advocates on Girl-led Advocacy and 28 girls’ advocates on Girl-led media. We have also trained 33 boda boda riders on advocacy to end Child Marriage and other forms of. In the month of June 2018, our girls’ advocates in partnership with Plan International planned and conducted a successful Boda boda festival as a strategy to engage men in ending all forms of GBV. The festival attracted over 400 people.

ABOUT NIGEE

logologoNyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment is an organisation that envisions a society and a future of self-determining and self-reliant girls and women.

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P.O. Box 7979-40100, Milimani Estate - directly opposite PathFinder International
Kisumu, Kenya.
Email : info@nigee.org

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