Apr 15, 2019

MORE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND GIRLS ON IWD

The Rally Going on
The Rally Going on

Women Inspiration development Center is a safe place for Nigerian women and girls in challenging life circumstances to envision and create new possibilities for their lives, families and communities. Our vision is advancing women’s right and creating a safe place for victims of gender based violence and disenfranchised women and girls to develop their agency through empowerment in order to improve their health, economic, and social status so they can have fulfilling lives free of violence.

On March 8th, 2019 this last International Women’s Day, The center joined women worldwide to #BalanceforBetter. We created awareness through a rally round our community on the issue of serious insecurity of women presently in Nigeria. The recent development of ritualists stealing, snatching of ladies panties at gun point for rituals and several women and girls have been killed as a result of this. We distributed pamphlets and fliers on making women and girls safe to achieve balance for better. At the end of the campaign, we went on social media to sensitize the government and law makers to make Nigeria safe for women and girls to achieve gender balance for better world. Also we went on our local  Radio that is heard in at least six states to sensitize women and girls on safety tips to make themselves safe in their community and the need to always support one another whenever there is a cry for help.

Several women and men joined this campaign that went on for four hours. At the end we were able to attract the attention of Law makers in the state and Federal House of Representatives who were ready to carry our voices to the lawmakers to do something about this new trend of Violence against Women in Nigeria.

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Feb 13, 2019

WOMEN INSPIRATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER START SCALING

Empowerment Workshop for Widows in Lagos
Empowerment Workshop for Widows in Lagos

IMAGINE Empowerment Workshop is the Agency Based Empowerment Workshop that is the basis of our activities in Nigeria.  Our team in Women inspiration Development Center with four certified Empowerment Workshop Trainers are all working so hard for the past 9 years to fulfill our dream of scaling the Imagine work in Nigeria. We have trained over 4,000 people translating to the direct impact of improving 95,000 peoples’ lives, and close to one million people indirectly affected. Nigeria and Women Inspiration Development Center is part of the first Imagine Scaling Pilot where I have brought on four new NGOS for this pilot phase. The Empowerment Work continues to transform lives here in Nigeria in ways that I could not have believed possible.

We have started the scaling pilot of this Empowerment Workshop in October, 2018 by recruiting four new NGO with 8 representatives to be trained on how to give this workshop. When they are certified they will be giving this Empowerment Workshop to the populations they are working with. During the two phases of the training of this NGO, they will organize 8 Empowerment workshops of 30 participants each. By the end of the training after 18 months, these four NGOs would have empowered 1,920 translating to direct impact of about 47,000 people’s lives and about 500,000 people indirectly affected.

The scaling process started with preliminary workshop with 10 NGO leaders follow by Empowerment Workshop organized for 40 widows and disenfranchised women in Lagos, Nigeria. The scaling pilot continues till March, 2020. We want to appreciate our donors that has been there for us all these while, we couldn’t have achieved all these without your support. However we are still struggling for the fund to continue this amazing transformation in Nigeria. Poverty, Violence against women and culture of silence are reducing drastically as women and girls through this workshop identify ways they can create the lives they most wanted and the tools they need to use in achieving their formidable vision.

 

Here are some transformation stories of the participants at the workshop:

“My most important personal learning is realization that the power to create the kind of life l really want lies with me and with no one else and that I must not give this power to anyone. I must stand tall and love myself well enough to seek my personal happiness and fulfillment and I must not allow people’s negative opinion to deter me. I leant to take responsibility for my life, for my happiness and my fulfillment. I learnt to responsibility for every area of my life.” Says Anike (not her real name)

Another participants has this to say, “The empowerment workshop has broaden my horizon in the area of relationship; in the area of self esteem vis-a- vis in relationship with people; healthy nurturing of self in respect to self love which reflect my divine manifestation in life.”

“One of the personal important thing l leant in the workshop is about loving myself dearly, l also leant that l am the architect of my life and that whatever l become is as a result of the value l place on myself “ says by another participants.

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Nov 20, 2018

CONTNUED HELP FOR THE ABANDONED AND DISENFRANCHISE

PRESENTING CHEQUE TO THE VICTIM OF FIRE ACCIDENT
PRESENTING CHEQUE TO THE VICTIM OF FIRE ACCIDENT

Women Inspiration Development Center continue to pursue our goal of empowering females in our community to find their voices, discover their powers and live their dreams. In the last three months we have presented funds to abandoned and disenfranchised girls for the preparations of their admission to the universities. These girls were either writing their West African Examination Council examinations (WAEC) or Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). These girls are either victims of abuse, sex trafficking and street girls with no one taking care of them.

Women Inspiration Development Center presently apart from about 120 rural women we are supporting in 3 villages, have 2 girls preparing to enter universities, 5  girls already in the university and a victim of fire accident that continue to attend clinic for treatment of her burns.

During this Xmas, 128 women and girls are looking up to the center to put smiles on their faces for the celebration. Women Inspiration development is their relatives and helper that they are looking up to so that they can join others round the world to have a wonderful celebration during Xmas and the New Year.

Our few donors have been so wonderful, we really appreciate them and others that would be joining them to help us to continue to make life meaningful to the abandoned and disenfranchised women and girls in Nigeria.

Thank you

 
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