“We Must Not Allow the Awareness Raised on the Dangers of FGM to Die Down” – Religious Leader, Imam Busairi

Sheikh Salahuddeen Busairi is a Chief Imam in Akeetan-Bale, Ibadan, Oyo State. Since attending YNCSD’s Inter-religious Key Influencers’ Forum, he has incorporated the EndFGM message in his sermons. In this interview, he speaks on the steps he has taken as a cleric to end FGM in his community.   Tell us about yourself I am […]

Vacancy – Technical Advisor (Abuja)

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Introduction Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) We are the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of violence against women and girls including harmful traditional practices in Nigeria. The Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people and […]

Vacancy – State Advocacy Assistant (Lagos State)

Introduction Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) We are the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of violence against women and girls including harmful traditional practices in Nigeria. The Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people and […]

Vacancy – State Advocacy Assistant (Asaba, Delta State)

Introduction   Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) We are the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of violence against women and girls including harmful traditional practices in Nigeria. The Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people […]

Vacancy – State Advocacy Assistant (Abuja/Kaduna)

Terms of Reference- State Advocacy Assistant Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) is a leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including harmful traditional practices in Nigeria. The Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development is a movement catalyzing social change by […]

“I Faced Criticism for Speaking against Female Genital Mutilation” – Pastor Frank Nwachukwu

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‘People criticised me for being involved in the movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They claimed I was involving myself with issues that were not “divine”. But what else has God placed us here for if not to ensure that people are aware and that they do the right things?’ Pastor Frank Nwachukwu Akuma […]

We Use Our Voices Now..Cheers to Us!!!

In 1979, world governments adopted the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women as a framework to ensure equality and non-discrimination for all women. Years later, in 1995, countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in a bid to further improve the rights of women and girls. These platforms […]

International Safe Abortion Day: Addressing Abortion-Related Stigma.

The Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) identifies with all activists and organisations around the world to commemorate the International Safe Abortion Day. With young people calling for increased access to sexual and reproductive health information and services including safe abortion, it has become necessary to integrate abortion services into essential healthcare by […]