Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative

Thematic Area: Gender and Human/Women`s Right

Overview

The project is set to improve choices and opportunities for Adolescent Girls to live productive and meaningful lives in Northern Nigeria.
The project will be delivered by two fundamental actions:1) Engaging, equiping and activating Faith Actors and Faith Based Organisation on Adolescent Girl issues, and 2) Increased community knowledge of the value of AG and incresed inclusivity of AG within the family structure through community dialogue approaches and support to AG in the community. The project outcome is seen in behavioural changes in Faith Actors, Men, Women and Boys, around Adolescent Girl issues of education, marriage age and economic empowerment as well as shift in cultural practices that re-enforce gender discrimination /inequality. This will strengthen the enabling environment for AG in Northern Nigeria to thrive. Another distinctiveness of the project stems from  the fact that Adolescent Girls' education and empowerment are shown to be key in lifting families out of poverty with development outcomes for individual Adolescent Girls benefitting their families, communities and nations.


Donor: Christian Aid

Location Project StartsProject Ends
Zangon Kataf and Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State 2016-06-21 2017-06-21