NO TO CONSTITUTIONAL & POLITICAL BIAS

As the world marks yet another International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022, with the campaign theme #BreaktheBias, Project Alert on Violence Against Women cannot but note the extreme bias and discrimination against women in Nigeria by federal legislators at the recent plenary session during which they voted on 68 bills seeking to amend the 1999 constitution. The legislators (95.5% …

PROJECT ALERT Trained Community Groups and Association

To enhance the capacity of community women and men’s groups to support the campaign to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), Project Alert on Violence Against Women organized a Community capacity Building Workshop in Ifako IJaiye, Apapa and Mushin local government areas in the state with support from African Women Development Fund (AWDF) The capacity building …

Akwa Ibom Technical Committee Commences Advocacy Visit

As part of the activities outlined for the “Legislative Advocacy on Gender-Based Violence & Women with Disability” supported by OSIWA, Project Alert’s Technical Committee members in Akwa Ibom State paid advocacy visits to the Deputy Speaker Akwa-Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Denis Akpan, representing Etinan Constituency; and the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Ini Ememobong. The advocacy visits …

Josephine Effah-Chukwuma: Celebrating 20 years of Women’s Rights Activism in Nigeria

  By Nehru Odeh Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, Executive Director, Project Alert on Violence against Women is under no illusion where her interests lie when it comes to gender issues. If she were to choose between taking a plum job in either the oil or banking industry and fighting women’s cause, she would definitely opt for the later. Of course, that was what …

SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAMME (SSP)

Mrs. Blessing Christopher Onah, a mother of twins, was burnt with hot boiling water by her neighbor Josephine Omolu over the allegation that she greeted her (the neighbor) husband Sergeant Omolu. While Blessing was immediately taken to St. Victoria hospital for first aid treatment, Josephine was arrested and taken into police custody. Project Alert intervened and was able to raise …

Research and Documentation Programme

Research Methodology and Training workshop on GBV and Women with Disability With support from Open Society Institute for west Africa, OSIWA, Project Alert commenced its Gender-Based Violence & Women with Disabilities project in Cross-River & Akwa-Ibom states, south south Nigeria. The project started with Research Methodology & Training Workshops in both states, between 4th – 8th February 2019. The workshops which held …

HUMAN RIGHT EDUCATION – HRE

One Day Stakeholders Convening on Implementing the Domestic Violence Law of Lagos State. A one day stakeholders convening on Implementing the Domestic Violence Law of Lagos State, held on April 3rd 2019. The convening was aimed at examining the challenges in implementing the Domestic Violence Law of Lagos State, as well as proffering recommendations to that effect. Matters arising included …

WE SHOULD ALL BE CONCERNED

Hi ALL, This is URGENT. Please share extensively. There seems to be a systematic and coordinated attack on women in Nigeria by government and its agencies, starting with the Abuja raid on women and now a raid on a facility that renders family planning services to women and families. Tuesday, May 21st, Police officers raided a Marie Stopes Clinic in …