FIDA Nigeria on the 15th of June 2021, officially inaugurated her 36th branch, FIDA Nigeria, Katsina State.
Her Excellency the wife of the Kastina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, graced the very happy occasion.
Other distinguished guests present included: the Chief Host of the occasion, the Honorable Chief Judge of Katsina State, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar, who was ably represented by Hon. Justice Hajjo Lawal
The Country Vice President FIDA Nigeria Rhoda Prevail Tyoden led the FIDA Nigeria delegation. She was ably supported by the Deputy Country Vice President Amina Agbaje alongside other FIDA members.
With this great feat, FIDA Nigeria is glad to announce her full representation in all the thirty-six states of the federation including, the Federal Capital Territory
FIDA Nigeria with the support of ActionAid and funding from Global Affairs Canada held a three-day appraisal/review meeting of FIDA Nigeria’s 5-year strategic plan. This is geared towards improved organizational performance in achieving FIDA goals, vision, and mission in serving humanity.
FIDA Conducts a 2-day Training Workshop on Enhancing Leadership Abilities In Community Women Leaders in Plateau State
FIDA Nigeria, Plateau State Branch with the support of Ford Foundation, carried out a leadership training program for 40 community women leaders in Gyel Community, Jos South LGA on the 5th and 6th day of July,2021.
The training was aimed at enhancing leadership abilities in community women leaders through building the participants’ understanding of traits, skills and strategies as well as the use of emotional intelligence in leadership and communication skills.
The training further emphasized gender inclusion as a necessary tool for promoting gender equality and accountability to women’s rights within the community.
At the end of the training, participants would be able to demonstrate an appreciation to lead community development.
In commemoration of International Widows day 2021, the FIDA Nigeria Abuja branch organized a benevolence outreach for some widows in Abuja. The branch supported them with tokens. The women appreciated the gifts while appealing to FIDA to continue to intervene in the lives of women and children for the benefit of society at large.
FIDA Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Branch celebrated the World Menstrual Hygiene Day with students of Adiahaobong Secondary School, Uyo and Girl’s High School Ikot Obiok, Eket. This year’s theme is: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.”
Last year FIDA Akwa Ibom went to a secondary school at Itu and most of the girls hadn’t used a pad in their life! Do you know what they use? Pieces of cloth which they wash after use and re-use. Ha! If you know what that means! Infections, which they may think it’s nothing until it damages one or two organs in their bodies.
Pads should be given free, every month in every secondary school. Our girls need it. I see people giving condoms for free but not pads. Hmmm. Sex is a choice o; menstruation is not.
Let’s do more for our children. Talk to FIDA if you want to help them through us.
Take action! Invest in their future
On Day 3 of the National Executive Meeting (May 27th), the NEC started off with a business meeting. This was followed by the commissioning of FIDA Anambra Family Law Centre. The day ended with a formal dinner at Vertex View Hotel & Suites
Day 2 of the FIDA NEC Meeting which held in Anambra State on the 27th of May 2021, started with an intriguing and educative Leadership training session on “Organizational Effectiveness” presented by the National Secretary, FIDA Nigeria – Mrs. Evelyn Asimiea.
Furthermore, in commemoration of the 2021 Children’s Day Celebration, members thereafter visited the Faith Community Children’s Home to add some cheer and excitement in celebrating the children there.
The major highlight of the evening was the beautiful cultural display and presentations by the different Fida branches; it truly proved very colorful and entertaining
In celebration of Nigerian Children on this day which is an annual event on May 27th and in continuation of the Law Week of the International Federation of Women Lawyers- FIDA (Nigeria) Abuja Branch, as part of FIDA’s mandate to children, paid a visit to the Orphanage home in Karu, FCT. The home at the material time has 67 children with the youngest being a 2 months old baby.
FIDA Abuja celebrated the children’s day with them by donating gifts which included several boxes of clothes, shoes, foodstuffs, toiletries, diapers, etc all donated by members of the Branch. Also, enlightened them about their rights as enshrined in the Child Rights Act.
FIDA Nigeria, at the first quarter meeting of the National Executive Committee, in Anambra State on the 26th of May, 2021; held a review and appraisal session of its 5-year strategic plan. The session was chaired by the National Secretary, FIDA Nigeria- Mrs. Evelyn Asimiea. Representatives of states’ branches were present at the session. Thereafter, it was followed by a cocktail party.
FIDA (Nigeria) Abuja Branch commenced her 2021 Law Week on the 20th of May with a visit to the Suleja Correctional Centre where a free legal Clinic for 31 female inmates comprising of 3 nursing mothers (with 3 toddlers) and 1 pregnant woman was conducted. Welfare packages comprising of toiletries, beverages, diapers, clothing items, foodstuffs, etc. were also distributed.