We’re Advocates For Health And Rights Of Women And Youths Initiative

About us

We are a women and youth-led organization operating by feminist leadership principles, alleviating the issues of women and youth who are vulnerable minority persons in our society, with a major focus on advocacy to end stigma, human rights violations, gender-based violence, substance misuse, and climate change effects on women and youths, which are SDGs 1,3,5, 10, and 13.

Through media, storytelling, art and culture inclusion, community programming, and stakeholder engagement we have consistently impacted our communities, with life-transforming conversations and programs that drive change through projects like:
Human Rights and Arts with the support of the British Council, Women’s Rights in human rights, partnered with Healing with Maria for a storytelling program airing on DSTV, Training and etc.

Our Programs

  • Advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Storytelling
  • Empowerment and Training
  • Substance Misuse Programs
  • Climate Change
  • Media

Our Vision

A world where everyone’s voice is heard.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower minority and vulnerable youth in our communities and amplify their voices by:

Implementing programs that are inspired by feminist principles and evidence-based interventions.

Focusing on community needs and perspectives, and involving our stakeholders in every stage of our work.

Leveraging media, art and culture and storytelling to raise awareness, reduce stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations, and promote social change for vulnerable and minority youths.

Addressing the root causes and consequences of various societal ills that affect our target groups, such as poverty, violence, health issues, lack of education and empowerment.

Our Core Values

Community Driven

We are a community-focused ​organization and all our programs ​are curated for the communities ​where we work. Our belief is that ​community-centered programs and ​projects yield more impact and can ​be driven by the people within the ​community.

Accountability

We are honest and transparent and ​are committed to evaluating and ​communicating the outcomes of our ​work with integrity. We are ​accountable to our partners, ​supporters, donors, and, most of all ​the diverse communities we work with ​to drive impact.

Confidentiality

We believe in upholding strong privacy ​mechanisms that protect the identities ​of persons we work with, our data ​protection policy is held in high ​esteem by our team as we thrive to ​uphold the data and confidentiality of ​all our clients, beneficiaries, and ​benefactors who chose to stay ​anonymous. We are also committed to ​protecting non-conforming identities ​that can invite social stigma and ​discrimination against the communities ​we work.

No Stigma

We respect and uphold all ​intersecting and diverse ​experiences, identities, knowledge, ​and strengths and strive to ​empower all genders to realize their ​full and equal rights. We believe In ​the rights of all genders and we do ​not discriminate on their beliefs and ​wellbeing.

Collaborative

We believe that we can achieve ​more impact through building ​trusting relationships and strong ​partnerships with stakeholders and ​building alliances with other ​organizations thiis is crucial for ​achieving progressive change. ​within our communities.

Time

We believe that all our interventions should be carried out in a timely manner with the focus on our beneficiaries, every intervention carried out after the needed season will lose its impact and become unvalued. This approach feeds our programming cycle and success rate.

Board of Trustees

Emmanuel Etim

Bio

Emmanuel Etim has 13 years of cumulative multi-sectorial experience driving impact through advocacy, GBV- related issues, mental health, media, and training.

He is passionate to see the lives of young people experience a positive transformation through skills, opportunities, and life enhancement.

Nnenna Okoli

Bio

Nnenna Okoli is a purpose driven international development scholar passionate about addressing complex global challenges, with keen interest in poverty, social protection, gender equality and empowerment.

Melody Otutuloro

Bio

Melody Otutuloro is an Industrial Chemist with an eye for Interior Design, Architecture, and all things Aesthetic.

She is very passionate about women's development and empowerment.

Emmanuel Gabari

Bio

Ambassador Emmanuel Gabari is an accomplished broadcaster, United Nations Youth Parliament Ambassador, and very passionate about the general development of youth across the globe. His weekly radio program spotlights the struggles and opportunities for youth and points them to global developmental opportunities.

Umanta Ude Umanta

Bio

Umanta Ude Umanta is a notary public and a seasoned lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the legal sector. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has since worked in various high-level legal positions in both public and private sectors. He is currently the Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of one of Nigeria's leading oil and gas firms, where he oversees the legal aspects of their oil and gas, aviation and shipping operations.

Umanta is also a passionate advocate for the rights and well-being of youths in Nigeria. He has initiated and supported various youth-inspired initiatives that aim to empower, educate and inspire young people to achieve their full potential. He is a mentor, a speaker and a leader who believes in the power of youth to transform the society.

Women-led Youth Advisory Board

Omoye Oriaghan

Emerald Emmanuel

Oluwadolapo Ojo

Victoria Oletu

Charles Egbuokporo