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THE FUTURE WE WANT

It will be a great mistake if we do not allow the women in our community to share their voices with other women in Rio+20. Therefore my worldpulse sister, Titilope Akosa and myself, with express permission from my Worldpulse team, we decided to organise an interview with 70 women in Ibasa community, Lagos state where I work with women. Not surprisingly, more than 150 women turned up when they heard that their voices would be heard in Rio.

Ibasa is a community of about 10,000 inhabitants, it is just about 10 minutes drive from my house but they are cut off from our world because the only means of transportaion is by boat. We are glad to present a pictorial report of the event.

In Ibasaland, ther is no electricity for the past 6 years, there is no secondary, the only primary school is like a poultry, tehre is no health centre, there is no road, there is only 1 public toilet, 1 vehicle, there is no potable water, there is no waste disposal system and our sisters unanimously agreed that they need all these essential amenities in their future. Their future is now!

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Taz's picture

Amazing

Wow! What an amazing community mobilizing effort to bring the voices of the women of Ibasa community to the world stage! A lot can be done to raise the status of the community through improving the provision of basic needs. Thanks for raising awareness through your story and the photos, too.

Best wishes to you and your colleague Titilope

Taz

olutosin's picture

THANKS SO MUCH!

We appreciate your comment.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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amiesissoho's picture

Well done sisters in

Well done sisters in solidarity women want to be heard now. Action is need now in this abnd many more in communities. we need tohave priorities.

Amie

olutosin's picture

Thanks to you too sister!

Thanks Oh yes, it is a needs analysis that requires and action plan. A do-able action plan.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

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