FIDA Nigeria as part of activities under the Action Aid WVL Project (Year 4) held a coordination meeting for community paralegals and service providers on 10th August 2022.
The meeting was aimed at establishing an efficient and effective referral pathway structure for responding to GBV in selected communities across three Area councils of the FCT.
At the end of the meeting, community paralegals and service providers had a clearer understanding of their roles, the available referral mechanisms as well as the various service providers cataloged under the referral pathway system for improved and effective responses to GBV cases.
FIDA Oyo State Branch, ably led by her Chairperson, Mrs. Olusola Sulayman paid a courtesy/familiarization visit to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oyo State, Ibadan on 6th August 2022.
The visit also aimed to strengthen the synergy in the fight against the high incidence of female genital mutilation in Oyo State which according to National data ranks fifth. Oyo State can improve through collaboration in advocacy and sensitization of Women and Youth.
The team was well received by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Oyo State Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo SAN. He promised to partner with FIDA Oyo in helping to fight against norms that affect the right of women and children.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria celebrates in grand style female sports champions winning 12 gold medals for Nigeria at the just concluded Commonwealth Games which held in Birmingham United Kingdom
Despite all the negatives attributable to supporting women in sports such as:
– Poor infrastructure for training etc
– Lack of proper financial support
– The withholding and or non-payment of allowances and benefits
– Bad structure and leadership challenges
– Discrimination & sexism in sports, these negatives primarily against women in sports must stop
Our sportswomen have nevertheless, with pure grits, sheer determination, perseverance, and strong will rose to overcome all challenges and have shown to the world the power of strong, focussed, committed women with a vision, devoted and passionate about a cause
Nigeria got TWELVE GOLD medals at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham i.e., our flag was hoisted, and the Nigerian Anthem played because of these meritorious women, some of whom also furthermore broke set records
On pure merit they deserve the resounding accolades, respect, and even national commendation and honours; not to mention a ‘SHEROES’ welcome on their return to Nigeria.
Nigeria, (her relevant agencies and indeed the good people of Nigeria) must rise up to further fund and support such great young girls who are still in their twenties to enable them achieve even more for our nation going forward.
- Adijat Adenike Olarinoye – who won gold in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.
- Rafiatu Folashade Lawa l- who won a gold medal in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event
- Chioma Onyekwere – First Nigerian to win gold in the discus event at any Commonwealth Games
- Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu – won a gold medal in the women’s discus throw.
- Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo – who won gold in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event
- Blessing Oborududu – who won a gold medal in the women’s 68kg wrestling event.
- Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye – who won a gold medal in the women’s 57kg wrestling final.
- Miesinnei Mercy Genesis – who won a gold medal in the women’s 50kg wrestling event
- Eucharia Njideka Iyazi – who won a gold medal in the women’s shot-put event.
- Tobi Amusan – who won a gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdle race event while later winning another gold medal defending her 100m hurdle race title
- Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary, and Nzubechi – who won Gold in 4 x 100m Relay
- Ese Brume – who won gold in the Long Jump
FIDA salutes and commends their fire, passion, zeal, and performance. We applaud their efforts and sacrifices while celebrating their successes as we call on other young girls to emulate these female sports champions of Nigeria. Indeed, the future is women!!!
– Support women in sports
– Stop gender discrimination in sports
– Promote and reward female sports champions
FIDA Ekiti with support from Ford Foundation trains twenty paralegals from two Communities in Ekiti State namely: Ilawe-Ekiti and Erinmope-Ekiti on 3rd of August, 2022
The participants are stakeholders who served as gender-based violence surveillance teams in the communities.
The training is to equip them with necessary knowledge to handle uncomplicated issues in their Communities and refer crimes and complicated issues to the Law Enforcement Agencies and FIDA.
This will ensure the sustainability of the Ford Foundation funded project in the Communities and also strengthen the referral pathway in reporting matters regarding women and girls in the Communities.
FIDA Nigeria, Plateau state branch with support from Ford Foundation carried out Action Plan Implementation Oversight visits to focal communities in Plateau State on Thursday the 28th day of July, 2022 and Friday the 29th day of July, 2022.
The activity aimed at accessing the progress of Community Action Plans implementation.
The activity focused on celebrating implemented milestones and proffering growth paths for stakeholders.
In Gyel community, the Traditional Ruling Council presented to FIDA a draft copy of the Community Bye Law developed to address cultural norms that affect the rights of women and girls within the Gyel District.
While in Mungun community, the District Head, HRH Da Job Ali, highlighted key provisions of the proposed Community Bye Law which is currently undergoing a wider consultation by the Community’s stakeholders.
Representatives across each stakeholder groups were able to share progress and challenges experienced on preventive and responsive activities undertaken to address emerging incidents of GBV within the communities.