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Upcoming Event

Project Alert Staff/Management 2016 Year End Retreat

Date: Tuesday 20th, December 2016

Venue: Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Time: 9am - 5pm

 

Previous Event


IAMESTHER Campaign

ProjectAlert collaboration with Hegal & Esther Make - up tools are embarking on a campaign known as IAMESTHER. The campaign is aimed at getting women who have suffered one form of abuse or the other to speak out and regain their self esteem through makeup and looking good. Using beauty as a tool, these women would rediscover themselves again, believe in themselves and fall in love with and embrace who they are.

The IAMESTHER campaign will give these women a professional beauty makeover and free photo session; teach them how to use make up to enhance looks; give motivational talks; and also free makeup products.

The campaign will run for 30 Weeks and will be publicized on on - line media houses, radio stations, blogs etc.

The women must be between ages 18-30. We plan to kick off on Tuesday October 25th. If you are in Lagos; age 18-30; and interested, please inbox/call us. VERY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.

Capacity Building on Response to Sexual Violence for Counsellors

 

Project Alert and Amazons Motorcycle Club ( http://www.amazonsmc.com )

Presents
, Breaking Barriers: Female Bikers Against Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination

Date: Saturday April 2nd, 2016

Venue: CLEEN Foundation Conference Room, 21, Akinsanya Street, Ojodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Time: 11am - 2pm

Click here to register

 

Finsters Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Seminar/ Lunch Meeting

Date: Saturday March 12th

Venue: Nylah's Catering, 10B Olaniyi Street,
Julie Estate, Oregun (By Clay Bus Stop)

Time: 11am -3pm

Click here to register

February 25, 2016: Survivors Forum

Theme: Domestic Violence, Matanal Health and Safety

 

December 8, 2015:- WG8 Celebrating 2015; 16 Days of Activism at Oyingbo Market Outreach.

 

Dec 5th, 2015:- Triple 16 Celebrations:Celebration of 16 Day Activitism,Project Alert 16th Anniversary and 16 Survivors

     

 

October 29, 2015:- Press Conference/Demotration on the shocking dealth of Dr. Hestianna Idiodi - Thomas

 

July 22, 2015:- Second Anniversary of Mirabel Centre -Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Lagos

 

July 22, 2015:- School Based Advocacy Programme during the valedictory service of Dream School, Okota, Isolo, Lagos

July 8, 2015:- Seminar on the reality of Women's Right in Nigeria by Section on Legal Practice of Nigerian Bar Association

May 29, 2015:- Faith Based advocacy programme at st Timothy Catholic Church, Ojodu Berger, Lagos

 

March 14, 2015:- Faith Based Advocacy workshop during 2015 church officers’ retreat at Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Lagos Mainland, Iju Circuit.

March, 2015:- Jumia, Celebrate International Women’s Day With Project Alert

 

March , 2015:- lcatel-Lucent Celebrate International Women’s Day With Project Alert

 

Free Empowerment/Capacity Building Programme(Strictly for women)

As we all prepare to mark this year's International Women's Day, IWD celebration, we will like to bring to your urgent attention an economic empowerment/capacity building programme that Project Alert in collaboration with Jumia is planning. Jumia as part of its corporate social responsibility wants to introduce and empower young women experiencing one form of violence or the other, on two of their products. The products are JFORCE and MARKETPLACE, which are great opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency and gain financial independence, which will in turn assist these women in making that very important choice of saying NO to violence.

Date: 11th of March 2015

Duration: 3 hours

Skills required for eligible participants: Online and computer access. Literate and educated.

Additional support: Vouchers for start up materials.

Please endeavor to get back to us

Call 08180091072 or email [email protected] to register on or before Wednesday March 4, 2015.

Note: Strictly for women

1st February 2015: Faith based advocacy workshop at Christ Apostolic Church, Rock of Ages, Isawo-Ikorodu, Lagos and Faith Baptist Church, Isawo-Ikorodu, Lagos

15th February 2015: Seminar on Sexual Violence and Youth in Nigeria at God Kingdom Christian Center –GKCC at Ojodu-Abiodun, Berger, Lagos

 

''Vlisco, a household name in African wrappers for women, paid a courtesy visit to Project Alert on Thursday June 26th. During the visit by a representative of the company, Mrs. Maureen Daini, the company donated new clothings sewn with Vlisco materials to Project Alert. According to Mrs. Daini, Vlisco identifies with the good work being done by Project Alert to promote and protect the rights of women and young girls, from all forms of violence. She pledged her company's continued support for the work being done by the organization''.

Here are pictures of the event:

Some Project Alert staff with Mrs. Maureen Daini and Executive Director of Project Alert From Left Mrs. Maureen Daini and Mrs. Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, ED Project Alert Some cloth donated by Vlisco

Project Alert commemorates the annual global event known as 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with a PANEL DISCUSSION & PRESENTATION OF BOOKS.

Date: Thursday November, 28th 2013

Venue: 2nd Floor, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Conference and Exhibition Centre,
Plot 10 Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, (Beside MKO Garden Alausa), Ikeja-Alausa

Time: 10am

Chief Host: Her Excellency, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire
Deputy Governor Lagos State

Special Guest: Dr. Oby Ezekwesili

Book Reviewer: Hafsat Abiola Costello

Panelists: Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, Praise Fowowe, Emmanuella Braide

Anchor: Kate Henshaw

A One Day Seminar At The British Deputy High Commission, Lagos On Preventing Sexual Violence Against Women And Girls To Mark The International Women’s Day 2013

Skills Acquisition Training For Women organised by Project Alert on February 20-22, 2013.

     

School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ Cayley College Day and Boarding, Church Street, Off Amaraolu Street, Agidingbi,Ojodu, Lagos organised by Project Alert on 8 Febuary 2013.

     

 

Day 1: School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ ISOLOG College Day and Boarding. Temidire Estate, Alagbole-Akute Road,Ojodu, Lagos organised by Project Alert with support from Mansard Insurance on 10 December 2012

     

Day 2: School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ DANSOL HIGH SCHOOL, 13/15 Acme Crescent, off Acme Road,
Off Agidingbi Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Organised by Project Alert with support from Mansard Insurance Plc on 11 December 2012

     

 

NGOs Care and Support for Mercy Nnadi: Domestic Violence Burns Victim, 6 Months After.

 
Director Women Affairs Department in the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs. Ogunnaike giving a speech at the final rehabilitation of Mercy Nnadi. Mercy is sitting to her right Executive Director of Project Alert, Dr. Mrs Josephine Effah-Chukwuma speaking at the final rehabilitation event. Mercy signing receipt of cheque given to her to start a small scale business by the three NGOs that sought help for her - Project Alert, COD and Zaharawomen  
 

 

Training for Senior Police Officers in Lagos State on Responding to Gender Based Violence. Organised by UNFPA in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Project Alert on Violence Against Women.

Venue: 5th Floor, Elephant Cement Building

Date: October 9th & 11th, 2012

Training for health workers in Lagos State on Responding to Gender-Based Violence

Organised by UNFPA in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs, Project Alert

Facilitated by Project Alert on Violence Against Women

Venue: Lagos Building Investment Company, LBIC

Date: September 25th & 26th, 2012

 

Public Hearing of the CSO Panel on Police Reforms in Nigeria

 
 

OWERRI: Monday 21 May 2012, Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State

UYO: Wednesday 23 May 2012,Eemjm Hotel & Suites, 47 Dominic Utuk Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

SOKOTO: Tuesday 29 May 2012, Dankani Guest Palace Hotels, No 1A Kalambaina Road, Sokoto, Sokoto State

LOKOJA: Monday 4 June 2012,Nostalgia Hotel & Suites, Opposite Synagogue Church, Lokongoma, Lokoja-Kabba Road, Lokoja, Kogi State

YOLA: Thursday 7 June 2012, Muna Hotels, Plot 4, Purakayo Road, Dougirie Behind 80 Units Housing Estate, Jimeta,Yola, Adamawa State

FCT Abuja: Tuesday 12 June 2012, Dennis Hotel, Plot 910 N'jdamena Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

 

International Women's Day 2012 at Dansol High School, Ikeja, Lagos.

Project Alert on Violence against Women and her Goodwill Ambassador, Stella Damasus, in commemoration of the Interntional Womens Day, paid a courtesy call on the students of Dansol High School as part of activities marking the day. The theme for this year is Inspiring Girls, Connecting futures. The girls of Dansol High School, Ikeja, Lagos had a great learning experience as the Project Alert team spent time connecting, sharing, and inspiring our future leaders. The Project Alert team was led by the Executive Director, Mrs Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, ............, and Mr. Gabriel Akinremi, IT Officer. They were met by the Principal, Mr. E. Oladapo, teachers and female students of the school.

 

Meeting with the Lavender House of Assur Asset Management (formerly GT Assur)

Project Alert's meeting with the Lavender House of Assur Asset Management (formerly GT Assur) to sensitize them on Project Alert's activities, and discuss possible joint projects. Project Alert team at the meeting comprised of the Executive Director, Mrs Effah-Chukwuma and Programme Assistant, Ms Nwanda Oluka. They were met by the Head of Lavender House, Mr. Victor Inyang and his colleagues .

3 Day Skills Acquisition programme at Project Alert on Violence Against Women.

Areas of training:
1. Small Chops and Party drinks.
2. Liquid Soap making.
3. Bead making.

DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST, WED. FEB 1ST & THURS. FEB 2ND 2012.

VENUE: 21, AKINSANYA ST. OFF ISHERI ROAD, OJODU-BERGER, LAGOS

TIME: 9:00AM Daily

COURSE FEE: N5,000 per participant (includes Training materials and lunch)

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th 2012.

NOTE: At the end of the training, each participants will get a starter kit to enable her continue with the skills learned during the period, it will also be necessary to inform whoever you are nominating that an evaluation of the outcome of the training will be carried out after the first six months following the training.

For further information, please contact Yemi on 08180091072 or Email [email protected]

 

 

Book Presentation: ABUSED - Violence Against
Women in South West Nigeria

Public presentation of our latest Book, ABUSED: Violence Against Women in South West Nigeria.

The report, the first of its kind, documents women's fear of and actual experience of violence; the impact of violence on their lives; and their perception of the criminal justice system.

Please confirm attendance by calling Kate Ibeanusi on 08069839295.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

 

Awareness Walk Against Domestic Violence

Following the gruesome murder of Mrs Titilayo Omozoje Arowolo (nee Oyakhire) in the hands of her husband on June 24th 2011,

 
Titi Alive
 
Mutilated body of Titi
     

Project Alert and the Gender Based Violence Response Network (GBVRN) of Lagos State had an AWARENESS WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011.

The walk is aimed at raising awareness on the rising spate of domestic abuse leading to fatality as has been experienced with late Titi’s case as well as serve as a call to action by all members of society ( communities, religious bodies, families and law enforcement ) to take action to stamp out Domestic violence from our Society.

The walk is billed to hold simultaneously on Lagos Island and Mainland.

Take off / end points:
ISLAND: Falomo – Awolowo Rd – City Mall (NO MORE BONNY CAMP, THROUGH OZUMBA MBADIWE)

MAINLAND: Maryland Junction – Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way – Police College.

Time: 9.00am Prompt .

Due to financial constraints Project Alert will not be able to provide T-Shirts for the WALK. Therefore, T- Shirts will only be available on request at the cost of NGN800.

You will be kindly required to collect your T-Shirts at Project Alert’s Office, No 21 Akinsanya Street, off Isheri Rd by Taiwo Busstop, Ojodu Berger latest on Monday 5th September 2011 @ 4.30pm as T-shirts will not be distributed at the venues..

Interested participants and groups should confirm the number and sizes they will require by call or sms to 234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072.

The Shelter Management and Counselling Course

The 2 – day residential training on Shelter Management and Counselling comes up in July 2011. This innovation is aimed at providing training and consultancy services to individuals and organizations that run residential programs such as shelters, refuge homes, orphanages and old people’s home that care for abused women and young girls, orphans, very sick children and the aged. Registration is on going with only limited spaces available, so consideration will be on a first come first serve basis.

Aim of Shelter Management Course

· To build the capacity of managers/administrators and staff of shelters/homes in caring and providing support services to vulnerable groups and develop shelter managers and administrators

· To reinforce good practices and share ideas.

Target Groups/Beneficiaries
The primary beneficiaries are officials of homes, shelters, orphanages, and facilities laden with the responsibilities of catering for the needs of abused women and young girls, abandoned children, destitute, drug addicts, commercial sex workers and old people.

Duration: Two-day residential.

Cost: N20, 000 (includes training costs/materials, accommodation for one night, feeding and certificate)

Closing Date: July 14, 2011.

For further enquiries please contact Kate on 08069839295, 018209387 or via E-mail: [email protected]

Project Alert on Violence Against Women (PROJECT ALERT)

FORUM on the Theme: Violence Against Women in Niqeria:
An lmpediment to Women in Business and Management.

Speakers: Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa of the Nigerian lnstitute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos; Ms lheoma Obibi of Alliances for Africa (an NGO) and Ms Chizor Malize, Former Head of Brand Development, Access Bank, and now MD Brand Zone.

The details of the forum are as follows:

Date: Saturday May 28, 2011

Venue: Maryland - Lagos

Time: 10.00am Prompt.

We will appreciate it if the names and contact details of the nominated persons get to us on or before Wednesday May 18,2011. Please contact Kate - 08069839295; or Inem - 08184335900 f or further information

lcatel-Lucent Celebrate International Women’s Day With Project Alert (2015)

RECOGNITION of the work of Project Alert on Violence Against Women, a non-governmental organisation came to fore on Wednesday when two corporate organisations, Alcatel-Lucent Nig. Ltd. and Jumia Nigeria celebrated with them this year’s International Women’s Day at two different events in Lagos.

Effah-Chukwuma educated the women on various forms of violence against women, noting that it cuts across boundaries; and about 75 to 80 per cent absence of women at work is due to family issues, which implies that the cost on businesses is huge, and it leads to women being sent out of work.

 

Jumia, Project Alert and Lóreal Partner To Empower Nigerian Women (2015)

Jumia, Lóreal and Project Alert have joined forces to take the International Women’s Day celebration a step further by hosting training and empowerment sessions for Nigerian women with a mission to empower women to be financially independent and to protect them against violence.

 

SCHOOL-BASED ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN HELD AT TOPVILLE SCHOOLS IKORODU


School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ Cayley College Day and Boarding

School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ Cayley College Day and Boarding, Church Street, Off Amaraolu Street, Agidingbi,Ojodu, Lagos organised by Project Alert on 8 Febuary 2013.

     

 

School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ ISOLOG College Day and Boarding

Day 1: School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ ISOLOG College Day and Boarding. Temidire Estate, Alagbole-Akute Road,Ojodu, Lagos organised by Project Alert with support from Mansard Insurance on 10 December 2012

     

Day 2: School-Based Advocacy Campaign @ DANSOL HIGH SCHOOL, 13/15 Acme Crescent, off Acme Road,
Off Agidingbi Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Organised by Project Alert with support from Mansard Insurance Plc on 11 December 2012

     

 

Training for Senior Police Officers in Lagos State on Responding to Gender Based Violence. Organised by UNFPA in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Project Alert on Violence Against Women.

Venue: 5th Floor, Elephant Cement Building

Date: October 9th & 11th, 2012

Training for health workers in Lagos State on Responding to Gender-Based Violence

Organised by UNFPA in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs, Project Alert

Facilitated by Project Alert on Violence Against Women

Venue: Lagos Building Investment Company, LBIC

Date: September 25th & 26th, 2012

 

 

Public Hearing of the CSO Panel on Police Reforms in Nigeria

 
 

OWERRI: Monday 21 May 2012, Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State

UYO: Wednesday 23 May 2012,Eemjm Hotel & Suites, 47 Dominic Utuk Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

SOKOTO: Tuesday 29 May 2012, Dankani Guest Palace Hotels, No 1A Kalambaina Road, Sokoto, Sokoto State

LOKOJA: Monday 4 June 2012,Nostalgia Hotel & Suites, Opposite Synagogue Church, Lokongoma, Lokoja-Kabba Road, Lokoja, Kogi State

YOLA: Thursday 7 June 2012, Muna Hotels, Plot 4, Purakayo Road, Dougirie Behind 80 Units Housing Estate, Jimeta,Yola, Adamawa State

FCT Abuja: Tuesday 12 June 2012, Dennis Hotel, Plot 910 N'jdamena Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

 

International Women's Day 2012 at Dansol High School, Ikeja, Lagos.

Project Alert on Violence against Women and her Goodwill Ambassador, Stella Damasus, in commemoration of the Interntional Womens Day, paid a courtesy call on the students of Dansol High School as part of activities marking the day. The theme for this year is Inspiring Girls, Connecting futures. The girls of Dansol High School, Ikeja, Lagos had a great learning experience as the Project Alert team spent time connecting, sharing, and inspiring our future leaders. The Project Alert team was led by the Executive Director, Mrs Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, ............, and Mr. Gabriel Akinremi, IT Officer. They were met by the Principal, Mr. E. Oladapo, teachers and female students of the school.

 

Meeting with the Lavender House of Assur Asset Management (formerly GT Assur)

Project Alert's meeting with the Lavender House of Assur Asset Management (formerly GT Assur) to sensitize them on Project Alert's activities, and discuss possible joint projects. Project Alert team at the meeting comprised of the Executive Director, Mrs Effah-Chukwuma and Programme Assistant, Ms Nwanda Oluka. They were met by the Head of Lavender House, Mr. Victor Inyang and his colleagues .

 

Awareness Walk Against Domestic Violence

Following the gruesome murder of Mrs Titilayo Omozoje Arowolo (nee Oyakhire) in the hands of her husband on June 24th 2011,

 
Titi Alive
 
Mutilated body of Titi
     

Project Alert and the Gender Based Violence Response Network (GBVRN) of Lagos State had an AWARENESS WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011.

The walk is aimed at raising awareness on the rising spate of domestic abuse leading to fatality as has been experienced with late Titi’s case as well as serve as a call to action by all members of society ( communities, religious bodies, families and law enforcement ) to take action to stamp out Domestic violence from our Society.

The walk is billed to hold simultaneously on Lagos Island and Mainland.

Take off / end points:
ISLAND: Falomo – Awolowo Rd – City Mall (NO MORE BONNY CAMP, THROUGH OZUMBA MBADIWE)

MAINLAND: Maryland Junction – Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way – Police College.

Time: 9.00am Prompt .

Due to financial constraints Project Alert will not be able to provide T-Shirts for the WALK. Therefore, T- Shirts will only be available on request at the cost of NGN800.

You will be kindly required to collect your T-Shirts at Project Alert’s Office, No 21 Akinsanya Street, off Isheri Rd by Taiwo Busstop, Ojodu Berger latest on Monday 5th September 2011 @ 4.30pm as T-shirts will not be distributed at the venues..

Interested participants and groups should confirm the number and sizes they will require by call or sms to 234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072.

 

FORUM on the Theme: Violence Against Women in Niqeria:
An lmpediment to Women in Business and Management.

Speakers: Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa of the Nigerian lnstitute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos; Ms lheoma Obibi of Alliances for Africa (an NGO) and Ms Chizor Malize, Former Head of Brand Development, Access Bank, and now MD Brand Zone.

The details of the forum are as follows:

Date: Saturday May 28, 2011

Venue: Maryland - Lagos

Time: 10.00am Prompt.

We will appreciate it if the names and contact details of the nominated persons get to us on or before Wednesday May 18,2011. Please contact Kate - 08069839295; or Inem - 08184335900 f or further information

INTEGRATED RESPONSE ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE PROJECT 2010

As follow up to the Integrated Response on Gender-Based violence in Lagos state, the open Society Initiative for West Africa funded trainings for Police officers and Social Workers in Lagos State. The first training was targeted at Divisional Crime Officers and Human Rights officers from all the area commands of the Lagos state Police Command. The two day training which focused on Human Rights and the Domestic Violence Law of Lagos x-rayed the concepts of human rights, gender based violence and the enabling laws in the state. Speakers at the fora were Mrs Josephine Effah chukwuma, Professor Ayo Atsenuwa, Mr Frank Mba, Barr. Benjamin Odeh and Ms. Kate Ibeanusi.
In the same vein a capacity for social workers from the Lagos State Ministry of Youths Sports and Social Development was the first in the series. The other three sessions were attended by representatives from the National Association of Social Workers, Lagos State Chapter. The sessions focused on Human Rights, Gender Based Violence and Counselling skills.  The trainings afforded participants an ample opportunity to network.
 

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GBVRN: The Gender-Based Violence response Network, GBVRN, is a network of state and non – state actors that provide services to abused women and children. They include government ministries and agencies such as women affairs, social development, health, the police etc. The non-state actors include non-governmental organisations working to respond to cases of violations against women.

Member Organisations:
Little Saints Orphanage, Child to Child Network, Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative
LEDAP, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, Ebunoluwa Foundation
Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative (SSWI), Alliances for Africa, Gender Equity & Development Initiative, Independent Network, Freedom Foundation – Genesis House
The Women Helping Hand Initiative (TWHHI), SERAC, Bloom Babies, Gilgal Partners
Light for the Lost, Full and Free Ministry, Media Concern for Children, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Ajegunle Community Project, Women Law and Development Centre
Women Advocate and Research Development Centre, Chamagne  Foundation

MALE SUMMIT 2010

The Male Involvement Project hosted a Men’s Summit in Lagos Nigeria that saw men from all walks of life in attendance. The summit with the theme: Eliminating Violence Against Women: the Role of Nigerian Men had men speaking out against all form of violence and abuse on women. Present at the occasion were media representatives, religious leaders, legal practitioners and leading activists. For more on the summit see the link below : Read more
Snapshots from the Men's Summit on Eliminating Violence Against Women...who said what
Teaching men how to behave

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Rally/Walk Against Paedophiles and Child Sex Abusers 2010
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Following the increase in reports of defilement of under aged children especially within school settings, the Gender Based Violence Response Network responded by first holding a press conference condemning the act and calling on the relevant authorities to take steps towards eliminating the scourge of child sexual abuse. This was followed by a protest rally by network members and pupils from selected public and private schools from the state.

Participant at the rally included the following organizations and schools.

  1. Project Alert on Violence Against Women
  2. Women Arise
  3. Real Woman Foundation
  4. Association of Women Improvement in the South South
  5. Freedom Foundation
  6. Exclusive to Divinity
  7. Gender Equity & Development Initiative
  8. Holistic Health Initiative
  9. Kudirat Initiative for Democracy
  10. National Association of Private Schools
  11. Pulight foundation
  12. Do Health Foundation
  13. Media Concern for women and Children
  14. National Association of Social Workers
  15. Baobab for women
  16. Child to Child Network
  17. Joy of the Child Foundation
  18. Chamagne Foundation
  19. Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation
  20. Ajegunle Community Project
  21. Asabe Shehu Yaradua Foundation
  22. Alliances for Africa
  23. Safe Haven International
  24. SERAC
  25. LEDAP
  26. United Action for Democracy
  27. Grass Root Empowerment Initiative
  28. Girls Guide
  29. Street Child and Welfare Initiative
  30. St. Nicholas Hospital
  31. Promasidor
  32. Nestle
  33. SOS children Village
  34. Divine Offspring School
  35. DANSOL School
  36. Little Gems
  37. Starland School
  38. Beehive School
  39. Madonna
  40. Future Kids
  41. Carol School
  42. Mind Builders School
  43. ISOLOG
  44. Honourable Bethel Nursery and Primary School
  45. Lagoos Agege
  46. Ifako Comprehensive School
  47. Gbagada Grammer School
  48. Lanre Awolokun High School
  49. Saint Francis Nursery and Primary School
  50. Niger Delta Youth Congress in Diaspora 

The protest rally proceeded from Allen Round About to the office of Deputy Governor where she received the group and a protest letter was handed over to her on behalf of the network by Mrs. Josephine Effah Chukwuma. Speakers during the rally include: Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin of Women Arise, Pastor Nike Adeyemi of the Real Woman Foundation, Mr. Nelson Ekujumi of United Action for Democracy, Mr. Andy Nkemneme Of Grassroot Empowerment Initiative, Mrs Josephine Anunobi, Proprietress of Divine Offspring Schools.

Children also had the opportunity to speak to the Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Adebisi Sosan. Also on hand to receive the delegation were the permanent Secretaries and Directors at the Ministries of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and those of Education amongst others.

Once again I thank all members of the network for finding time to participate in this walk. More updates on more activities will be communicated to all

Human Rights Education 2008


Male Involvement Project: This project is aimed at getting men involved in the crusade against violence against women. The strategy of involving men in the campaign for the elimination of violence against women has been tried in several countries. 

South west forum
The Southwest forum held in Lagos on the 19th & 20th of February 2008. The two day event hosted men from different states of south western Nigeria coming together to brain storm on what they can do to end violence against women in their areas. They were chosen from different professional backgrounds and religious inclinations.

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Abuja forum
The Male Involvement train moved to Abuja, the seat of government in Nigeria, between the 22nd & 23rd of April 2008. The forum had in attendance representatives of the National Human Rights Commission and the National Assembly; policemen,

South- south forum
The south south forum held at Marian Hotel Calabar between 25th & 26 May 2008. The forum had participants from Akwa – Ibom, Rivers and Cross Rivers States. It was a two day consultative meeting that tasked the men present on what they can do to end Violence Against Women in their locality.

Engaging Nollywood
This one day interactive forum was targeted at the stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry. The movie industry in Nigeria has become a massive industry and is seen to have great influence on the average Nigerians perception of the society.

ADVOCACIES
Several advocacy projects were embarked upon by Project Alert in 2008. These included media advocacies by the Male Support Groups (MSGs). Advocacy visits were paid to target groups – Students, Trade Unions, traditional rulers, professional associations.

Visit to Nollywood Concepts Promotions Ltd (see Male Involvement Journal Vol. 1 issue 3)

Male Support Group (MSG) activities:
Akwa – Ibom: As part of efforts to engage men to participate actively in the campaign to end violence against women, Project Alert in collaboration with The Network of Men Against Domestic Violence organized a one day sensitization workshop for community

Visit to Brila FM and Television Continental:
The Male Support Group in Lagos were at BRILA FM as part of its activities to encourage other men to join in the campaign to end violence against women. The super morning show with Mandy played host to the group who spoke variously on what

Universities project:
Following increased reports of sexual harassment and violence in Nigeria tertiary institutions it has become necessary to not only raise more awareness on the various forms and consequences of violence but also to put measures in place that will stem

YASV UNICAL: The Youths Against Sexual Violence Club, UNICAL chapter was inaugurated on August 8, 2008 at the Chinua Achebe Hall NAT, University of Calabar. The line up of activities leading to the formal inauguration included a campus wide rally by members of the club.

Goodwill message

Paper presented

  The Role of the SUG and Parliament in ending Sexual Violence on Campus

UNIABUJA
Faith Based Seminar: A two – day sensitization seminar for faith based organizations on gender - based violence (GBV) was organized by Project Alert between December 3 & 4, 2008 at the banquet hall of Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja –Lagos.

Training Workshops/Seminars

Training for Law Enforcement Officials (2007)
Between January 17-19, & January 29-31, 2007, in Calabar, Cross River State and Benin, Edo State respectively, Project Alert facilitated a training workshop on Gender Based Violence, GBV for officers and men of the Nigerian Police, Immigrations Service, Prison

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Partnership Workshop on Responding to GBV(2007)
Project Alert on Violence Against Women in partnership with CLEEN Foundation, with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) held a two day partnership workshop on Intergraded Response to Gender Based Violence (GBV) at Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja, Lagos State.


SOME GBVRN ACTIVITIES (2007)
Apart from meeting monthly to discuss gender-based violence related issues in the state, the Gender-Based Violence Response Network, GBVRN, also visited some place and made donations to victims of various forms of gender-based violence. These included:

Visit to the Girls Remand Home in August 2007.
The Girls’ Remand Home and Girls’ Approved School, Idi Araba, Lagos were both visited by the network members. Mrs. Gonzallo from the Social Welfare led the team of 23 members visit. The aim of the visit was for network members to familiarize themselves with the activities of the remand home,

Prison Visitation: September 2007
The Kirikiri Medium Prison for women was visited and members of the network on a fact finding mission on how the prison operates was led by Mrs.N.Onwukwe the Prison Social Welfare Officer. She led the team round the prison where they met with inmates,

Orphanage Visitation: 2007:
Two orphanages were visited by members of the network - the Heritage Home Orphanage, and the Love Home Orphanage, both based in Lagos. At the Heritage Home a set of triplets who were made motherless as a result of domestic violence (their father

Police Trainings on Human Rights and Gender-Based Violence (2007)

Project Alert on Violence Against Women in collaboration with CLEEN Foundation, organized two trainings for police men and women form five out of the eight area commands in Lagos State on Human Rights and Gender-Based Violence. The trainings took place in March and October 2007, respectively.

Furniture/Equipment Donation to the Police (2007)

As part of the Integrated Response to Gender-Based Violence Project in Lagos State, Project Alert on Violence Against Women and CLEEN Foundation with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) donated furniture and equipment to

ILO/PATWA PROJECT (2005/2006)

  • Recognising trafficking in women and young girls as a major form of violence against women, Project Alert in collaboration with Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON), and Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), IMPACT for

Advocacy Visits:  
Project Alert with other partners , organized advocacy visits to traditional and community leaders prior to the commencement of the project in Badagry and Lagos Mainland.

ILO Workshops:
Between January 17 & 18, 2006, a 2 day Sensitization and Awareness Workshop on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour was carried out in Badagry Town Hall. A similar workshop took place at Olaleye community between April 12 & 13, 2006.

In June a  one-day Strategic Workshop for Community Vigilance Groups in
 Lagos state made up of participants from the two workshops: Olaleye and Badagry mobilized into a group; Community Vigilance Groups (CVG) at Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Alausa Secretariat

Consultative Forum on the Role of Men in Eliminating Violence Against Women, Ebonyi State                         
Three consultative forums on the role of men in eliminating violence against women, took place in the three senatorial zones that make up Ebonyi State in south east Nigeria. The zones are Abakaliki, Onueke and Afikpo.. A total of one hundred and twenty-five

Creating Awareness and Providing Support for Victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  (2005/2006)

With support from the European Union, Project Alert in partnership with CLEEN Foundation, embarked on a one year pilot project to create awareness and provide support for female victims of gender-based violence in Lagos State.

The Shelter Management and Counselling Course

Project Alert with support from the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs just concluded training for the staff and management of the Transit Home for Victims of Abuse. The 3 day training for basic, intermediate and advanced level staff of the facility looked at the various issues associated with a facility for vulnerable persons especially abused women and young girls as well as the management techniques required for such a facility.

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