Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative

Non-Government Partner

Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative

Since 2016, Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) has worked with many organizations, community leaders, adolescents and young people and other civil society organizations to advance the sexual and reproductive health of young people in Nigeria.

SEGEI has implemented projects aimed at changing harmful social norms, attitudes and behaviors at community and individual levels; preventing new HIV infections among young people; keeping girls in school; educating young people on comprehensive sexuality education (Family Life and HIV /AIDS Education); promoting young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services; and advocating for girls’, children’s, and women’s rights to education and safety, including an end to child marriage and female genital mutilation.

Commitments made to:

At A Glance

SEGEI envisions an equitable world where every girl and woman feels supported and empowered to reach her full potential.


Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative Commitment Narratives

  • Expand access to Family Planning information and services across Nigeria through training our staff and volunteers, in addition to young people, on modern contraceptive methods during community outreaches and commemorative day programs (including World Contraception Day);
  • Increase knowledge about and implementation of the National Policy on Adolescent Health and Development across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria;
  • Support collation of age and sex-dissagregated data to improve FP service provision in select states within the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria;
  • Work alongside other civil society organizations (including youth-led and focused organizations like AfriYAN and Education as a Vaccine) and government parastatals to bring quality Comprehensive Sexuality Education to at least 3000 in- and out-of-school girls – including girls with disabilities and/or with HIV, and those living in rural/remote areas and IDP camps – to help promote the rights of girls, increase access to mentorship and skill acquisition to ensure that girls have access to life saving decision-making skills;
  • Utilize social/new media platforms to target and engage diverse groups of young people, and provide information on age-appropriate and youth-friendly SRHR services;
  • Advocate for the prevention of harmful practices against adolescent girls and women by Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) Commitment 2 engaging traditional and faith leaders and advocating for boys to get involved and support girls/women’s rights; and
  • Prepare staff and volunteers to mobilize during a crisis event using curricula such as the MISP Distance Learning Module.
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