We work to eliminate forms of gender-based violence to enhance the dignity of girls and women. With focus on female genital mutilation; child marriage; sexual harassment and violence; and modern-day slavery.
We incorporate a community and youth led approach to end child marriage in Northern Nigeria through advocacy, engagement with religious and community leaders, community sensitization and youth engagement to generate discussions and stimulate efforts towards ending the practice of child marriage. In addition, we advocate for the promotion of girl-child education as a way of delaying the age of marriage.
Active Voices prides itself in the strategic engagement of youths to drive the movement to end FGM while engaging community and religious leaders for a wider impact. To address medicalisation of FGM, we work with health workers and engage other relevant stakeholders including survivors for a holistic and sustainable approach.
We contribute to national discourse, support campaigns and partner with organisations towards addressing sexual violence and trafficking including the ongoing advocacy for the Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) bill.