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Women Department

Gender Based Violence and Discrimination in Women
Ajegunle Community Project seeks to create awareness on the violation of women’s human rights, and facilitate the process of eliminating threats grassroots women’s physical, emotional well-being and barriers to their access to quality life in both the family and community.

The primary objective is to equip women with strategies to prevent violation and to influence gender roles that will promote mutual respect; a sense of hope that a woman can live and raise a home in a violent free environment. Specific areas covered are;

  1. Violence and discrimination
  2. Trafficking in women
  3. Domestic violence
  4. GBVD rights education
  5. Establishing GBVD women activist group in key segments in the community
  6. Demonstration Programme on GBV & D through drama
  7. Democracy and Governance programme
  8. Skill acquisition and micro-credits

The women department also network with other stakeholders in elimination of Gender Based Violence and Discrimination through its “Help Agencies” on documentation of cases on GBVD. The Help Agencies comprises, of the Nigerian Police, Health workers in Government Hospitals, Journalist, Magistrate Court, Social Welfare offices in Local Government Council etc.
To further archive its objective ACP has donated office tables and chairs to nine Police Stations under Area “B” Police Command for the establishment of “Women Desk” to document cases that are reported to the Station that is related to Gender Based Violence and to give GBVD cases more attention.

WOMEN IN POLITICS        

There has been growing acceptance of the importance to the society of active participation of women in decision making. The actual participation of women in decision making. The actual participation of women in politics is not significant. In the National Policy on women, provision for 30%political positions for women was made. Nevertheless, women do not represent up to 3% of the political positions.

The under representation of women in decision making are caused by the following factors:

  Lack of gender sensitive attitude towards women in the society.

  Unaccountability of elected officials and political parties for promoting gender equality and women’s participation in public life; 

  Lack of social awareness of the importance of balance participation of women and men in decision-making.

   Unwillingness on the part of men to share power.

Ajegunle Community Project has postulated for Strategies of Effective Political Campaign and making decision to run for election which is as follows:

  Be personally convinced that you have the urge to run

  Reflect over your decision to run over a period of time, to be truly convinced.

  Ensure that you have the qualities of good politician.

  Weigh the negative and positive sides of politics.

  Be challenged by the odds and obstacles that you are likely to meet.

  Put appropriate strategies in place to check all odds against you.

  Be convinced that you can make a difference in the lives of your people.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY WITH THE THEME: EQUAL RIGHT, EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRESS FOR ALL AT AMUKOKO COMMUNITY HALL ON 8TH  MARCH 2010

The International Women’s Day is traditionally marked with a message from the Secretary-General of United Nation. Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world's women? In adopting its resolution on the observance of Women's Day, the General Assembly cited two reasons: to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. 

For the women of the world, the Day's symbolism has a wider meaning: It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.

It is against this backdrop the Ajegunle Community Project (ACP) organized a day sensitization seminar and street march/rally on the theme: Equal Rights Equal Opportunities Progress for all as a unique selling point for women of our generation. When we talk about equal rights, it means that men and women have equal right to life, to participate in politic, to education, to seek loan in banks to do business and women should not see themselves inferior and they should stand up and take what belong to them.

RALLY ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE LAW

As part of its  Advocacy and sensitization activity AJEGUNLE COMMUNITY PROJECT (ACP) embarked on a mobile van rally to create awareness on the recently enacted law on Gender Based Violence by Lagos state government. The awareness rally attracted communities like, Ijora Badia, Oyingbo Market, Orile Market, Agboju market, and boundary Market at Ajegunle.

CLIMATE CHANGE

We are working on  climate change and promoting  individual action to limit human – induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

Climate change is adding a new challenges to Nigeria’s development efforts. Overcoming the development challenges of climate change requires addressing climate change in a sustainable way. Capacity building is about enhancing the ability of individuals. Developing educational, training and awareness activity. ACP is independent organization that promotes sustainable integrated community development with rural communities through improving food security, empowerment of women and the promotion of education and also growth development strategy by promoting, health, environmental management and climate change adaptation.
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