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OUR PROGRAMMES

Working with Communities to prevent Maternal and Child Death

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Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. While the country accounts for 2% of the world’s population, it has 10% of global maternal deaths! UNICEF reports that every day, 145 Nigerian women die at childbirth, which is equivalent to one death every 10 minutes. [...]

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Addressing Gender Inequality at the Community Level

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In 2012, Nigeria ranked 118 on the Gender Inequality Index (The Global Gender Gap Report 2012). Discrimination against women permeates every sector of life in Nigeria and contributes to the worsening situation of poverty in the country. Women account for only 4% of Local Government Councillors and 7% of National [...]

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Sexuality and Life Skills Education for Grassroots Communities

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Sexuality and Life Skills Education for Grassroots Communities According to the 2012 UNAIDS World AIDS Day report, sub-Saharan Africa remains the most heavily affected region in the global HIV epidemic: In 2011, an estimated 23.5 million [22.1–24.8 million] people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 69% of the [...]

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Empowering Citizens to Hold Government Accountable

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Every year, massive funds meant for providing services to citizens in Nigeria end up in private pockets. Nigeria was rated one of the highly corrupt nations in 2012 with a score of 27 by Transparency International. The World Bank estimates that over $400 billion dollars of oil money has been [...]

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Giving Poor Children Access to Education

Giving Poor Children Access to Education Currently, Nigeria has 10.5 million out-of-school children (42% of its primary school age population)! Nearly 53% of the out-of-school children are girls. Chronic Poverty in Nigeria has turned many children to street hawkers and beggars. Though, many States are providing tuition-free education, there are [...]

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NEWS

Community Life Project Empowers Grassroots Women to Participate Actively in Politics and Governance

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 Community Life Project Empowers Grassroots Women to Participate Actively in Politics and Governance Women make up half of the population in Nigeria and yet have less than 8% representation in leadership positions in the country. To increase the number of women in leadership positions both in public offices and within [...]

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#BringBackOurGirls -

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#BringBackOurGirls In the earlier hours of April 15, 2014, over 200 girls were kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State. Going to 3 weeks, there is still no clear information  on the number of girls kidnapped, how many have escaped and where the girls are. This has drawn protest from Nigerians and [...]

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CLP trains Grassroots Women Leaders, Community Development Officers and Media Practitioners

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Grassroots Women Leaders and Community Development Officers trained to increase women’s participation in Leadership Positions Following the training of Women Political Leaders from Ekiti and Osun States held from from February 10 – 14, CLP organsied a 3-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Grassroots Women Leaders and Community Development Officers drawn [...]

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Increasing the Capacity of Female Political Leaders in Ekiti and Osun States

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Increasing the Capacity of Female Political Leaders in Ekiti and Osun States As the 2015 elections draw near, Community Life Project (CLP), with support from the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, embarked on building the capacity of Female Political Leaders and Aspirants from Ekiti and Osun States to successfully [...]

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