International Day of the Girl Child 2022
Community Sensitization & Dissemination of Action Plans Against GBV
FIDA Badagry Branch implemented an activity under the Ford Foundation project titled: Dissemination of Community Action Plans & Community Sensitization Against Gender-Based Violence, Social Norms that entrench Violence Against Women and Girls on 11th July 2022 at Obadore Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
On arrival at the palace of the Baale of Obadore Community Chief Lateef Mohammed, traditional rulers of the community, women leaders and representatives of various stakeholder groups were present. FIDA team went on to sensitize the council and get their commitment on the action plan on Zero tolerance for SGBV.
The Baale of Obadore in his remarks appreciated FIDA for the efforts in mitigating incidences of SGBV and the legal clinics carried out in the communities. After the courtesy call to the Palace, the Team in the company of the surveillance team proceeded with sensitization within the community.
Day of The African Child
On Thursday, June 16, 2022, FIDA Nigeria Badagry Branch Lagos State commemorated the International Day of The African Child with a Sensitization visit to the Alternative High School For Girls, Old Ojo Road, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.
The theme of the program was: Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children: Progress on Policy and Practice Since 2013.
Participants were sensitized on some extant Laws like the Child Rights Act, Laws on Female Genital Mutilation after which the question-and-answer Session took place.
The Principal, Staff, and Students appreciated the visit and became aware of their rights and relevant laws.
FIDA Badagry Celebrates Children’s Day 2022
In commemoration of Children’s Day 27th May,2022. FIDA Badagry, on the 30th of May 2022, celebrated with the students at Excellent Simmy Secondary School, 4th Avenue, Festac Town In Amuwo-Odofin Lga Lagos. The management, staff and children were sensitized on the need to stop all forms of Child abuse which include Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Child Trafficking, Rape, Discrimination, Child-abduction, denial of basic education, Sexual Harrasment, Dehumanization treatment, to mention but a few. There was teaching on ‘Female genital mutilation as another form of violence against the Girl Child. The student were also taught to always report every form of abuse and to say a capital ‘NO’ to such and to exercise their rights at all times.
International Women’s Day 2022
FIDA Nigeria Badagry Branch, Lagos State on the 8th of March 2022, to commemorate the International Women’s Day went on a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly on the rejections of the Gender-inclusive bills proposed to the house.
African Principals Conference
Today 3rd of February 2022, FIDA Badagry Branch, Lagos State attended the African Principals Conference as a facilitator. The Theme of the conference was” The Development and Application of Bullying Prevention &. International Approach in Schools organized by African brand review.
The branch was represented by its Chairperson Adaku Mbama, Secretary Lady Edith Uduji, and the facilitator/speaker Jean Chiazor Anishere SAN was represented by Olukemi Awoniyi.
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
on the 7th of February, 2022, Members of FIDA Ikorodu branch embarked on an advocacy and sensitization walk, in Odoguyan Area Ikorodu to commemorate the International Day on ZERO tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
FIDA Nigeria, Badagry Branch Commemorated the United Nations International Day of Education on Monday 24th January 2022.
FIDA Nigeria, Badagry Branch Commemorated the United Nations International Day of Education on Monday 24th January 2022. The Chairperson Adaku Mbama, in the company of the Vice-Chairperson, Branch Secretary, litigation Committee Secretary and the Assistant PRO, on behalf of the branch successfully paid an Appreciation visit to the Provost and management of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Ijanikin, Lagos.
The aim of the visit was to express FIDA’s appreciation to the PROVOST and her team for all their support towards a rape Survivor a case that is already in Court.
The School management expressed their displeasure with such an act (the rape incident) and had already informed FIDA that they have written a petition to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ijanikin, Police Station, Otto/ Ijanikin, Lagos against one Mr. Muyiwa the Defendant who raped one of their female students Damilola in a lecturer’s office.
The College Management in their petition urged the Police not to trivialize the case of rape to sexual assault as rape is rape and cannot be given another name. The College Management further assured FIDA Badary of their steady support in the prosecution of the case to a logical conclusion.
Advocacy and Sensitization Visit
On the 20th of September 2021, FIDA Nigeria, Badagry Branch, Lagos State paid an advocacy and sensitization campaign programme on the elimination of violence against women and elimination of domestic violence in the ancient Badagry kingdom local community.
Stakeholders in the community such as the Oba of Badagry Oba Akran and his council of chiefs received the branch inside the Oba’s Palace, while the Advocacy and sensitization was done in front of the Palace.
The Community development chairman, the market women leader, Muslim leader, Christian leader, Chairman of Artisans association, the head of their local vigilante groups, teachers were all present for the Advocacy mission.
Inauguration Of Branch
On the 8th and 9th of September, 2021, history was made as FIDA Nigeria inaugurated her 39th and 40th branches- FIDA Badagry and FIDA Ikorodu respectively in Lagos State.
The occasion was attended by the Country Vice President, FIDA Nigeria, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden; Regional Vice-President, Africa (North and West) Mrs. Joy Ezeigbo; National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Eliana Martins; the Asst. National Publicity Sec., Mrs. Lizzy Akah; and Chairperson, FIDA Lagos, Mrs. Philomena Nneji, amongst others.
The CVP, in her opening address, reminded all FIDANS of FIDA’s mission which is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights, interests, and well-being of women and children through the use of legal framework to ensure that they all live free from all forms discrimination, violence, and abuse in the society.
She encouraged FIDANS and indeed the key stakeholders in attendance to speak out against Gender-Based Violence/Domestic Violence so as to eradicate all forms of violence in society.
She encouraged the newly inaugurated Badagry and Ikorodu branches to ensure teamwork, cooperation, and unity in their service delivery to better impact the communities and achieve greater heights.
The Regional Vice President, Mrs. Joy Ezeigbo, and the National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Eliana Martins also stressed the need to focus on the noble aims and objectives of FIDA for effectiveness and efficiency.
Goodwill messages were received from members of the judiciary, the police, learned silks, the NBA, traditional leaders, faith-based groups, and the youth and market women representatives who applauded FIDA for her great works, particularly her quest to move closer to the communities they serve.
FIDA Nigeria, bringing her services closer to the communities!