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Youth Department

Gender Based Violence and Discrimination (GBV&D) in Children department of ACP is a unit that emphasizes the girl – child development and tackles issues that seek to reduce incidence of violence and discrimination that may impede their development.
Some of these issues are:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child prostitution/Trafficking
  • Sexual Violence
  • GBV&D social problems
  • GBV&D right education
  • Child / forced marriage
  • Girl – child education

This unit is dedicated and committed to the emancipation of young people especially girls for development, also to promote young peoples right, gender equity among the youths, increase their legal protection and fight for better choice for abused girls and youths in general.
We also promote responsive behaviour in the girl – child with reference to their social interaction with their male counterparts.
To achieve the above, GBV&D covers following areas:

  • ACP Anti – Violence clubs in schools: Is a club set up to tackle frequent abuses the girl –child faces in schools and even at home. The club serves as an influence on the girl – child right from school and this will in turn influence her belief and values systems about male female relations. The club also serve as a place where the girl – child can get better information/education on sex education, discourage cultural  practices that encourage sexual  freedom from male, decent dressing, upholding good moral values and how to “say No” to what can jeopardize her future.

The ACP Anti –Violence club does not preach discrimination, female preference, arrogance, disrespect or waywardness.
The club meetings hold every Wednesday, during the students’ extra curricular activity hour.

  • The department also serve as a medium to raise awareness and facilitate process of “breaking the silence” on GBV&D incidences, influence in-school training programmes on increasing the girl-child on their sexual rights and sexuality within the community.
  • The department run specific all girls GBV&D campaigns on date rape, assault and violence forms at home.
  • The department train teachers and school counselors on GBV&D, using ACP Anti-violence Club manual to achieve this
  • The department works with market women in reducing the rate of child labour during market association meeting days.
  • The department also coordinate peer Training workshop for the  youths
  • Youth competition among students with presentation on drama, art works, songs, poems, and essay to test their understanding of gender based violence and discrimination, after which prizes like ceiling fans, wall clocks and exercise books are giving out to participating schools and students.
  • Above all the department handles counseling of youths and young mothers as a result of teenage pregnancy or negligence, making use of youth friendly tools in a conducive environment, with the help of our experienced youth counselor and coordinator


In line with the activities of Ajegunle Community Project, Youth Department of Ajegunle Community Project inaugurated more Anti-Violence Clubs under Educational District VI. The students were trained through the ACP Facilitator Manual which will be utilized in order to instill behaviourial change among the students. Schools in attendance were:

Metropolitan Senior College Isolo
Isolo High School
Ajumoni Senior Grammar School Okota
Iri-akari Senior Grammar School Okota
Ijeshatedo Junior Grammar School
Central Senior High School
Ilamoye Senior Grammar School
Ilamoye Junior Grammar School
Eko Girls Junior Grammar School

The Officials and Representative of Educational District VI were also in attendance. 

Alhaja Roli Raliat Daniju the Executive Director ACP during her welcome address Mrs. Olushola Akai the Head of Programme ACP during her lecture
Cross-section students during lunch break ACP officials and officials from Education District VI Oshodi-Isolo L.G.A

Mrs. Tosin Omosholuyi the Assistant Programme Officer Youth reviewing the Anti-Violence Club Manual

Group photograph at the end of the workshop.



Youth Department organized a One Day Activity of Creating Awareness Campaigns on Violence against the Girl-child by showcasing a One-Hour File Documentary Titled “Sound Of Silence” directed by Mr. Wole Oguntokun a seasonal film producer. 

The documentary was produced to educate the student on their right and to sensitize them on the nature and implication of abuse and discrimination on the Girl-child. The documentary was showcased in Fifteen Secondary Schools under Educational District V.

Mrs. Funmi Adeniyi of ACP inviting guest to the high table

Mrs. Celine Njoku a Resource Person reviewing the ACP Facilitators Manual for Schools.

A student addressing the audience during the question and answer session

One of the teachers from the participating Schools addressing the students.

Cross-section of students during the workshop

Group photograph with Mrs. Shola Akai (fourth right) the Executive Director ACP

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