Empower 2000 Young Women in ICT & Human Rights

by Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation
Empower 2000 Young Women in ICT & Human Rights

Summary

This project will provide training for 2000 young women in communities across Northern Nigeria to learn computer and gain ICT skills, providing rich workbooks and handbooks on ICT and Human Rights and the participation of this group in the reconstruction and development of their communities (post-insurgency). This will go a long in solving the problem of early child marriage and enable young women to become solutions in their schools and communities.

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Challenge

The incidence of child marriage is as high as 76% in the Northern Nigeria. Poverty, poor educational attainment and strong religious traditions are drivers. 82% of women with no education were married before 18, as opposed to 13% of women who finished secondary education. Parents complain that the quality of education is so poor that schooling cannot be considered an option to marriage for their girls. This project will directly reach 2000 young women in Northern Nigeria and impact over 100,000

Solution

This project will provide technical and pragmatic ICT, Entrepreneurial skills combining with Human Rights training; enhanced 2000 young women problem-solving skills and capacity which enable them start their own business activity and takes them off the job market and societal challenges.

Long-Term Impact

Stop early child marriage and boost girls education, improved employment opportunities for women and girls and persons with disabilities in the expanded IT sector; Improved access of young women to distance learning and distance work programs; and give a voice to thousands of women in Northern Nigeria and across the states of the federation

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africacore.org

Organization Information

Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation

Location: Abuja, FCT - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.africacore.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @citizensAfrica
Project Leader:
Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Nigeria
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