FIDA Cross River State on the 16th and 17th of June 2022, held her United Nations Spotlight Initiative Project Phase 2 Inception Meeting and a Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Responsive Budgeting for 33 women’s and girls’ rights advocates across the State
The outcomes of the Workshop were:
1. Introduction of the project to the selected women’s and girls’ rights advocates and CSOs.
2. An elicited commitment by these groups of individuals to support the Project.
3. Built and strengthened capacities of the selected advocates on gender-responsive budgeting as a tool for addressing VAWG/SGBV/HP.
4. Identification of cohort members in preparation for the Joint Advocacy Activity to be held subsequently on the project.
It was indeed a successful outing
FIDA Cross River Trains CSOs, Senior Government officials and Parliamentarians on Gender Responsive Budgeting
FIDA Nigeria, Cross River State branch held a training on August 4, 2020 for CSOs, senior government officials and parliamentarians on Gender Responsive Budgeting held at the Chamber of the Cross River State House of Assembly . At the occasion, FIDA and her network of CSOs put forward a set of Advocacy Asks aimed at achieving gender equality and the socio-economic well being of women and girls.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Cross River State Branch carried out a peaceful demonstration over all forms of Sexual Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls and reiterate her commitments to protecting, preserving and promoting the rights of women and children.
FIDA LAGOS since this lockdown, has been collaborating with the police, WAPA, especially the director in charge of domestic violence, Mrs. Olorufemi, Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) and other NGOs like STAND TO END RAPE(STER) INITIATIVE etc. on GBV cases.
Ekiti branch is in collaboration with the Gender Desk Officer of the Nigerian Police Force Ekiti, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the S.A. Gender to the Wife of the Governor and some other partners to deal with all cases of GBV during this pandemic.
FIDA OYO enjoys the partnership of the Child Protection Network(CPN), Oyo State GBVRT, NAWOJ, MWAN, JDPC and some other bodies.
FIDA AKWA-IBOM and TARABA are part of their State’s COVID-19 CSOs team to help in sensitizing the public and reporting challenges caused by the pandemic.
FIDA BAYELSA also enjoy good synergy with the Governor’s wife and the Police in curbing GBV cases.
FIDA CROSS RIVER in collaboration with other CSOs have held a virtual meeting proposing measures on how to assist the Ministry of Women Affairs to deal with GBV cases during this pandemic.
FIDA joined other organizations on the 8th April which is declared as International Day for the Street Children to walk with the children through the major streets to create awareness and seek for intervention for them.
The menace of street children is in the increase in Calabar. Some of these children are branded as witches and abandoned by their parents, while some are orphans with no one to care for them.
Attack of Women in IDP camps