June 21, 2016
Voices for Change (V4C) Nigeria is a £26 m programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Its mission is to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out, empowering adolescent girls and women to achieve their real and full potential. The programme targets young women and men in the 16-25 age range as agents of change. This is the same age group that is leading a wider call for change in Nigerian society –the ‘New Naija’ and the intention is that gender equality should be part of this new national dialogue. The programme has five complimentary outputs and is distinctive because it works across all five areas at the same time and in an inter-connected manner as well as having a major emphasis on media and communications:
Examples of innovative research and programming to date include:
V4C is a four year programme that is designing, testing and evidencing new approaches to tackling gender equality at scale. Social Development Direct is responsible for technical leadership across the programme and for bringing together a team of Nigerian and international experts with technical expertise in the fields of gender equality, social norms, media and communications, and research and evidence. The consortium is led by Palladium and also includes Itad and Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA).
For more information on the V4C programme please visit http://www.v4c-nigeria.com/
Photo credit: V4C (UNILAG Purple Club Campaign)