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Women Inspiration Development Center (WIDC) is planning to establish “Vocational and Violence Free Girls” (VVIFREG) in Nigerian Secondary Schools to mark 2013 International Women Day.
The rise in domestic and sexual violence cases in Nigeria has laid open the practice of discrimination against female gender as a tradition. Women and girls are vulnerable to violence, discrimination and silence as a result of strong patriarchal traditions, lack of confidence, poor knowledge and awareness. But it has also been observed that educationally and economically empowered women are better able to tackle violence and they are also able to lead others out of traumatic problems.
A few case studies on this issue have shown how entrepreneurial women have fought back against violence and have established themselves as independent leaders in their community. Based on these facts it is proposed by Women Inspiration Development center to catch Nigerian girls young, encourage them to receive good education and empowerment with livelihood skills so that they are able to confidently fight back against domestic and sexual violence.
This innovation is necessary and important at this time. It is observed that out of every 10 girls that came out of Nigerian public secondary school, only about 2 are able to further their education to higher institutions. The remaining 8 would be roaming about in the street jobless and idle. As a result of this they are exposed to early marriage, sexual abuse, sexual exploitations, human trafficking and HIV/AIDS. This is making the gender equality becoming more and more difficult in Nigeria.
The vision is to have these clubs in all the secondary schools in Nigeria especially in the public schools where we have the poor and underprivileged girls. We will be organizing empowerment workshops, vocational trainings and internet access trainings for the clubs. These will give the girls at their initial stage in live to be economically, psychologically and emotionally empowered. They will also have the opportunity to be connected to the outside world through internet which will open numerous doors of opportunities to them.
We are therefore calling on Interested Volunteers all over Nigeria who can be our representatives in supervising and monitoring the clubs in the secondary schools in their states, cities, towns and villages. You can contact us at
Female individuals and organizations all over the world who are interested in the empowerment of rural and underprivileged girls, this is a unique opportunity to realize your dream. Your role is to guide, help and encourage these girls in becoming somebody in life so that they will be free of violence and oppression. You can be contacting your club through emails, speaking to them on phone, open a page for your club on Facebook where you can be communicating with them and you can visit your club in Nigeria if the means is available. Interested mentors and advisers all over the world should also contact us at



mrbeckbeck's picture

Wonderful mission

This is a wonderful mission and will surely make an impact in so many young girls' lives. You are helping to build a new generation of entrepreneurs, and change makers. It's so inspiring and I look forward to seeing the progress!

I can imagine that the girls are beyond READY for these opportunities! Very exciting.


Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

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