Putting young people at the center of the campaign to end FGM in Nigeria

By Nnamdi Eseme Young people in Nigeria continue to be faced with the issue of female genital mutilation and its harmful effects. Despite calls by several activists that the practice should be abandoned, deeply rooted cultural practices still force young girls in Nigeria to undergo the practice. According to the World Health Organization, female genital […]

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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 amplifying their voices to speak for Human Rights, […]

Knowledge Sharing workshop Orchid Project (KSW) Nigeria.

Project overview The Knowledge Sharing Workshop is based upon the ‘six elements for the abandonment of FGC’ developed by UNICEF using academic theory and lessons learned from such field experiences as Tostan in Senegal. These six key elements can contribute to transforming the social convention of cutting girls and encourage rapid and mass abandonment of […]

YNCSD Breaking Barriers to Safe Access to Abortion (BBSATA)

Project overview: The BBSATA project is aimed at breaking barriers to safe and legal access to abortion . Through advocacy, building capacity with Values clarifications training for Health workers, organizing comprehensive sexual education for adolescent girls, changing state policies on medical abortion and also creating referral pathways for young girls to curb unsafe abortion. Deliverables: […]

Zero Tolerance Day – YNCSD promotes active participation of young people in the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Nigeria.

As the world commemorates the Zero Tolerance Day, the Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD) joins the rest of the world to restate it’s committed to engaging young people as change makers to support the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Nigeria. The engagement of young people is vital in discussions as the […]

Youth Power, an effective force towards ending female genital mutilation

Nnamdi Eseme, Olachi Ojimadu & Nwachukwu Kelechukwu Lucky   It is said that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, but young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow, they are making significant contributions to the world around them on a daily basis. They serve as today’s leaders, making significant contributions to the world around […]

Creating Safe Spaces for better choice By Ukwa Raymond

As we celebrate the international Youth Day 2018, we should be reminded that youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves. Safe spaces devoid of stigma will ensure the dignity and safety of youth. Furthermore, […]

Breaking Barriers to Safe Access to Abortion in Nigeria – an interview with a member of YNAFGM

Promoting adolescent access to essential health services – an interview with Olachi Peace, a member of YNAFGM The BB-SATA Project is funded by AmplifyChange aimed at breaking all forms of barriers limiting adolescent girls from information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It is active in Edo and Delta states. […]