- Office Address: Aere Afe Babalola Bar Centre High Court Premises, Ado-Ekiti.
- Phone No: 08034737124,08037516289
- E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Yetunde Oluwatayin Odunayo
Secretary: Blessing Ajileye
16 Days of Activism 2020
FIDA Nigeria, Ekiti State branch, on the 8th of November 2020, trained community paralegals in Ido/Osi local government. The training was aimed at building the capacity of community paralegals and creating awareness of SGBV as it affects the community.
FIDA Ekiti members at the Gender-based Violence Summit held on 25th November 2020 to kickstart the 2020 16 days of activism.
FIDA Nigeria, Ekiti State branch held a Ford Foundation Project Inception Meeting
On the 28th of October 2020, FIDA Nigeria held a Ford Foundation project inception meeting at Erinmope-Ekiti, the Programme Officer, Catherine Oduluyi, introduced the project, with the theme: “Work with Gatekeepers, Women Leaders, Religious Leaders and Traditional Rulers to Address Social Norms that Negatively Affect the Status of Women and Entrench Violence Against Women and Girls”, to the participants. She noted that, various beliefs which sterns from culture and religions are basically the roots of GBV and gender inequality, hence, there is a need for cultural and attitudinal change. She stressed further that Government has provided Laws but the laws seem not to deter people from perpetrating acts of GBV and practices enhancing inequality. Ford Foundation has provided another solution with a community-based approach, hence the need for the commitment different categories of community stakeholders. She gave an overview of the project plan and activities to be carried out in the project.
At the meeting, participants engaged in a collaborative session which helped to create a deeper understanding of the project. The stakeholders in turn shared their knowledge of the project and gave suggestions. The major outcome of the meeting was the formation of a surveillance team to report incidents of GBV in the community to FIDA
14th of October 2020
FIDA Ekiti in collaboration with the Ekiti Sexual Assaults Referral Centre(aka Moremi Clinic), continued her celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child. The centre was established to provide medical, social and legal services to victims of sexual violence in Ekiti state.
The celebration was carried out as a public sensitization with the team moving round in an open truck and stopping at choice locations to address members of the public about rape, sexual violence, it’s consequences on the victim and the punishments the perpetrators could face.
There were still men who believed rape is punishment for indecent dressing; but they were encouraged to desist from having such thoughts.
On the other divide, Some ladies who were scantily clad were pointed out to us and were also counselled on the interesting” thoughts going on the minds of some of the men around them, why they should be on the alert and how to seek redress should they or anyone fall victim of sexual violence.
The sensitization was brought to an end with the convergence of the team back to the Clinic and deliberations on how to replicate the outing in other local governments.
On the 23rd September, 2020, FIDA Nigeria Ekiti State branch with support from MacArthur Foundation, organized a stakeholders training to establish a network of the Bar, Bench, Police force and Correctional Service in Ekiti state. The training is for the effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice law (ACJL) of Ekiti State 2014. The initial meeting was for the police force and the officers of the correctional service to discuss their responsibilities and challenges as provided under the law. a subsequent meeting will be held with the other stakeholders and finally a joint meeting bringing all the stakeholders together to strategies on ways to effectively work together towards achieving the effective implementation of the ACJL in Ekiti State.