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Why Girls?

According to UNICEF, Nigeria has the third highest absolute number of child brides in the world – 3,538,000 – and the 11th highest prevalence rate of child marriage globally. 44% of girls in Nigeria are married before their 18th birthday and 18% are married before the age of 15. A 2017 World Bank study estimates that child marriage costs Nigeria USD7.6 billion in lost earnings and productivity every year.

In the North West and North East of Nigeria, 68% and 57% of women aged 20-49 were married before their 18th birthday. Child marriage is particularly common among Nigeria’s poorest, rural households and the Hausa ethnic group

We are a revolutionary movement because

Nigeria has over 20 million Adolescent Girls

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Together we will turn that number into solutions as we convert pain to power

CHILD MARRIAGE

Child Marriage is a global problem that affect millions of children who are mostly girls, across the world. Child marriage usually have an adverse effects on the overall well-being of the child who are mentally, psychologically, emotionally and physically unfit for married life. 

FGM

Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. While the exact number of girls and women worldwide who have undergone FGM remains unknown, at least 200 million girls are affected.

SRHR

Sexual and reproductive health and rights or SRHR is the concept of human rights applied to sexuality and reproduction. We believe that every girls body is hers. Universal access to sexual and reproductive health is essential to ensure that the realization of right are met.