Ford Foundation has given a grant of $250,000 across two years to Hadis Foundation to popularize the VAPP law in Kwara and Kaduna States. The two-year project code-named POVAPPS has kicked off with a baseline scoping study to map stakeholders, identify forms of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) and simplifying the laws in both states. A session with Kwara State’s steering committee was held on July 13, 2021. The session attended by the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Directors and security sector players and civil society leaders dissected the known and unknown in SGBV in Kwara. In August the Kaduna team had a youth-focused FGD with students from tertiary institutions in the state. In a strategy to save time and maximise resources, the documentary teams of young visual leaders are embedded in the baseline team. Already, incredible photos, voice and visual b- rolls are emerging
We are grateful to all stakeholders, partners, team members and allies concerned about SGBV with whom we collaborate on this project. We look forward to an exciting, educational and life-transforming journey.
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