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As long as girls are ignorant of their sexuality, human rights and health, none of us can truly rest

The founders having worked in the women’s movement observed the complacency of women in demanding and realising their human rights decided to work with girls to ‘catch them young’ with a goal to equip them with knowledge and leadership skills from a gender and human rights perspective for the achievement of Gender Equality.

Activities with the girls commenced in July 1994 in Cross River and Edo States with new registration done yearly. Graduates from the 3-years safe space CSE programme become members of the GPI Alumnae Association (GAA). The activities expanded to Akwa Ibom and Delta States in 2002, commenced in 2018 in Bayelsa and in the National Liaison Office, Abuja opened in 2017.

They began operation in 1994 with their daughters and friends from their Communities of residence in Edo and Cross-River states, respectively. Further interactions with the girls showed they were interested in knowing more on sexuality issues and relationships – this helped structure the organisation’s 3-year education programme as it evolved from a gender and leadership-focused training programme to a comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programme with Gender and Human Rights as cross cutting issues.

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