Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic growth. Unfortunately, there is still a […]
The International Day of Education is celebrated worldwide every 24th day of January. International Day of Education is an occasion to educate the public on issues of illiteracy to advance Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), and ensure inclusive & equitable quality education to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, equally to mobilize political will, […]
Bays Planet Foundation launched the You Care I Care (YCIC) project, a capacity-building and stakeholder workshop to (1) Sensitise parents, guardians, and communities about identifying patterns of sexual abuse or violence in their children and (2) Develop tangible ways to address these issues collectively.
The Heading for the Future program is a project by Girl Up Nigeria and Bays Planet Foundation to bridge the gender gap in Science and Technology-related careers through encouraging and empowering young women, between the ages of 18-27 to take up and harness their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The project is […]
Girl Up Nigeria, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization founded on the 14th of July, 2020, in alignment with the Girl Up campaign under the United Nations Foundation, celebrates 2 years of impact.
Our founder, Baliqees Salaudeen, has always loved everything that contributes to Nigerian and African-wide development. Be it the policy research space, advocacy for the girl-child, boy-child, education, gender-based violence, and several other pressing social and environmental issues.
Girl Up Nigeria, in partnership with Bays Planet Foundation, organised a series of school outreaches across three states of Nigeria to create awareness on menstrual hygiene management, break the taboos, and end the stigma around menstruation.
You don’t need to be the government to empower women. You don’t even need to be as rich as Femi Otedola or Dangote. You only need to be a human who knows that women need to be empowered to do these:
Many children work on farms or in markets to help their families earn more income in Nigeria. These are kids who should be in school.
We wrote about the crazy thing about sexual assault and what it actually means. What we’ve also discovered is that it affects relationships too.