Evidence suggests that gender and age norms play a crucial role in hindering the security of girls and young women.
It is well known that when you train a girlchild, you train a community but there is a thin line to the actualisation of this as their rights are often denied and unprotected, in addition to socialising them not to have a voice in decision making in their private lives and public spheres. This increases their vulnerability from HIV to trafficking, abuse, unwanted pregnancies, mental and psychological ill health.
Over the years GPI has deepened its fringe work in child protection by elevating the issue to the front burner in its programming at all levels including the family, community, LGA, state and national.
This component of GPI programme and services focus on the following elements: