Save the Child Initiative (STCI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Women’s Right Advancement Protection Alternative (WRAPA), to implement United Nation Spotlight Initiative Project in Sokoto state. The project is aimed at reducing the incidence of Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), and providing support for survivors of SGBV in the state. Save the Child Initiative will be strengthening the capacity of local groups selected from Binji, Sokoto North, Illela and Bodinga LGAs of Sokoto state, collaborating and networking with state actors and security operatives. Achievements during the quarter under review include:

  • Organized a One (1) Day Survivor Interactive Session with Women Rights Advocate, Human Rights Organization and other Relevant Stakeholders on Social Accountability and Response on VAWG, including SGBV/HP and GEWE.
  • Organized a Two (2) Day Capacity Strengthening for CSOs. Media Groups, Women Groups and key Population to effectively mainstream Gender Principle.
  • Organized high-level advocacy visit to security agencies (DSS, NSCDC, NPF, NIS) aimed at raising awareness for the need for an integrated response to the issues of GBV and the desirable support needed to establish sexual assault referral centers in Sokoto.
  • Organized Four (4) day training sessions with Informal Social and Trade Groups (NURTW, Keke Napep,) on GEWE, protection and prevention of VAWG/SGBV/HP/ as well as improved access to SRHR information & services