Articles Tagged ‘girls, - HACEY Health Initiative’

Breaking the razor – ending female genital mutilation through a holistic approach


Even when performed by a trained healthcare professional, female genital mutilation is not safe. Nigeria currently bears the burden for the largest number of FGM cases worldwide despite current legislation banning FGM. Dolapo Olaniyan, project lead of the EndFGM Initiative writes on the dangers of FGM and action to end FGM in Nigeria. 


I could hear the voice faintly in my sleep but I could not pick out the words. Before I could figure out what was happening, a slap landed on my back forcing me to jump out of bed. My sleepy eyes were met with the excited voice of my friend Sade. She kept twisting her body and screaming, “Aduke is getting married. Let’s go watch the ceremony.” I tied my wrapper and we hurried down to Aduke’s compound.  

PRESS RELEASE: Nigerian development organization wins 50,000 US dollars With and For Girls international award for outstanding work

Development organization HACEY Health Initiative is one of just 20 organisations from around the world to receive an inaugural With and For Girls Award.
The With and For Girls Awards is a global initiative to identify and support strong development organisations working with and for girls.
The organisation – based in Nigeria and working throughout the country – is recognised for its work to provide sustainable solutions to close the inequality gap that limits women and girls’ access to health services and economic empowerment.