This article is by Omoregbe Ehis as part of the Blog for International Women’s Day programme. She is a GPI girl and Oasician.
GPI is an organisation that i would like to describe as helping to impact the aspirations of girls. It is a Nigerian non governmental, non profitable, non religious and a youth development organisation founded in 1993 to support in and out of school girls aged 10-18, to access non sexist information and education on sexuality, leadership and other life management skills; promote and protect their sexual and reproductive rights.
Vision – A leading sustainable feminist institution with critical consciousness and capacity for empowering girls committed to the achievement of positive changes and transformation of patriarchal values in Nigeria.
Skills Training Unit: GPI offers free training in various centers for economic empowerment of girls to reduce the likelihood of them compromising their rights to bodily integrity for financial returns. GPI reaches out to girls in rural areas through her community intervention programmes and the execution of rural development projects.
- International Women’s Day 2012 (gpibenin.wordpress.com)
- Making Every Day International Women’s Day (blog-aauw.org)
- The Power of Inequality (intentious.com)