MEETING WITH INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

G2G received a six Month top up grant to end FGM from Amplify change titled “Building Organizational Capacity and Strategic Partnerships to address social norms relating to FGM in Sierra Leone”. The purpose of the grant is to target FGM as a social norm and will focus on working through multiple channels to create a social movement including mobilizing practicing groups and other influential decision makers. The practice of FGM thrives on social pressure for families and individuals to conform as it enables women and girls to be accepted within their social networWhatsApp Image 2018-09-19 at 11.15.08 PMks and fear of stigma or being rejected helps to perpetuate FGM.

The project will build strategic partnership with the inter-religious council to facilitate social norm change on FGM. On this note, G2G held an inception and briefing meeting with the executives of the inter – religious council of Sierra Leone on the 20/09/18 at the Inter religious Council Hall.  It was agreed that, the council will support the mobilization of participants and provide trainers/facilitators.

Girl 2 Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) Parent’s Dialogue Session in commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD)

Dialogue session with parents of G2G members in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD)

G2G joined the women of Sierra Leone in celebrating IWD by engaging 100 parents of G2G network members in dialogue session from the six operational areas in the Western Rural and Urban. As A local theme we say; “Be bold for change, support the education of the girl change.”

This event was organized to inform parents on the importance of the International Women’s day to women and the girl child and to raise awareness on the activities of G2G. The event took place on the 16th of March 2017 at the Gender and Grassroots Empowerment Movement (GGEM) Hall at John Street. Two of our honored Board members joined us to grace this occasion

 

ENGAGEMENT WITH WATERLOO (FINDLEY STREET AND IGBO TOWN) DUTY BEARERS

With funds from Amplify Change, Girl 2 Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) held consultations with some duty bearers (stakeholders) in Waterloo. This engagement targeted thirty (30) stakeholders in two (2) communities (Ibgo Town and Findley StIMG-20180423-WA0036reet) in Waterloo. The target was fifteen (15) from each of the two (2) communities. The purpose of the consultation was to provide information about the Organization, our work in area of reproductive health, education and our campaign against child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM. Additionally our achievements. One outcome of this engagement was the commitments shown by the stakeholders mainly parents and duty bearers to support G2G work by putting community mechanisms to protect girls from violence especially sexual/gender based violence. They pledged to take the role of God parents to G2G

ENGAGEMENT WITH COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

Girl 2 Girl Empopic 4 webwerment Movement (G2G) held a one (1) day dialogue session with community stakeholders from the six (6) operational communities. The focus of this dialogue was to solic it support for better protection of the girl child, information activities in these  communities were also discussed. This engagement targeted eighteen (18) stakeholders from six (6) communities, three (3) stakeholders per community.

HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES (HTP) WITH SOME G2G NETWORK MEMBERS

Girl 2 Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) concluded a three (3) days training on Harmful Traditional Practices (HTP)  with focus on FGM , Child marriage and the effects it has on young women and girls.  The training attracted forty (40) participants from G2G network members and other youth and children’s led groups. The number also  included the IMG_20180213_112751 Children’s Forum Network (CFN) a Government support  national children’s group that represent the children of Sierra Leone  and Emerald Leadership Initiative for  Africa (ELI Africa) a  youth led advocacy  organization were guest participants. This training workshop took place at the GGEM Hall John Street on the 13th to 15th of February 2018.

The aim of this training was to equip young people with knowledge about what harmful traditional practices are, the effect they have on the health and human rights of  those affected. and empower participants serve as agents of change in the their communities.

Girl2 Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) Commemorates 2017 Day of the African Child (June 16)

Girl2Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) joined the 2017 commemoration of Day of the African Child June 16 with the Theme:  “Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunities for Children in Africa by 2030 “. The National Theme was “Leh We Join Hand for Mek Pikin Beteh”.

TPic June, 16his event brought together 150 Members of G2G networks from the six operational communities of G2G and some  about 9 key stakeholders including parents local chiefs and councilors. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of education to the girl child and to solicit support from these stakeholders for the protection of girls against violence and support conducive community environment for girls’ education and growth. who made commitment to support the education of the girl child as way to empower them. Some of such speakers were,  the Councilor for 382 – Grey Bush, the M&E Officer of Advocacy Movement Network one of our partners and one parent. The councilor  spoke  on their role as political leaders in the promotion of education and welfare of girls. The M&E officer focused on  the importance of protecting the  girl child which he said is the responsibility of the parents and the community. Another inspirational speaker was a parent who spoke on this year’s National theme “Leh We Join Hand for Mek Pikin Beteh”. He emphases on the collaborative efforts to ensure that our girls and young women become responsible and productive citizen.

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G2G Parent’s Dialogue Session in commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD)

DSC01194Dialogue session with parents of G2G members in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD)

G2G joined the women of Sierra Leone in celebrating IWD by engaging 100 parents of G2G network members in dialogue session from the six operational areas in the Western Rural and Urban. As A local theme we say; “Be bold for change, support the education of the girl change.”

This event was organized to inform parents on the importance of the International Women’s day to women and the girl child and to raise awareness on the activities of G2G. The event took place on the 16th of March 2017 at the Gender and Grassroots Empowerment Movement (GGEM) Hall at John Street. Two of our honored Board members joined us to grace this occasion.

 

 

Spot light

Programme strategies

Programme strategies
 Create young women and girls only space to discuss sexual and reproductive health issues and information and help them to share and learn from each other.
 Implementprogrammes targeting parents of teenagers- strengthening parenting skills and communication skills around SRH.
 Provide comprehensive sexuality education which includes a focus on gender, human rights, prevention of HIV/AIDS/STI and unwanted pregnancy with includes as an integral component confidence building and negotiation skills
 Support girls at risk to find alternative ways of generating income- including provision of skills training and opportunities.
 Provide courses for pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers to learn how to take care of their babies.
 Introduce more youth friendly services at the community level.
 Raise awareness among policy makerson the issues, legislation and policies that make girls more vulnerable, including for example unsafe abortions and policies that prevent pregnant teenagers and young mothers from staying in school.
 Improve signposting to sexual and reproductive health services to ensure young women and girls have better access