We are unyielding in our resolve that FGM
can end in this generation. Thus, in a bid
to promote this vision, we engage in
voluntary community outreach targeted at
women and the girl child to ensure an
ideological reorientation about the status
of women in the society, and the general
social value placed on women.
We want a world where women can fully participate in without any mental or elemental limitations and micro aggressions. Female Genital Circumcision constitutes a fundamental assault to the dignity of women.
We believe in the utility of discourse, debate, dialogue and advocacy, as vital tools and instruments for social integration and cohesion which will question the aspect of culture that upholds the barbaric practice of FGM.
We strive and remain dogged to this vision till every practice of Female Genital Mutilation has been done away with completely in Nigeria.
The programs carried out by our organization, in addition to the workshops we do, especially when invited by other organizations, include: Capacity Development for Sustainable Action and Change. This includes empowering the Gender Development team to provide trainings for schools, institutions and individuals within and outside the state; Weekly educational lessons for girls 10-18 years at the schools all over Calabar, and school and community-based lessons with girls and young females; Mentoring and internship programmes for girls and young females where a group of girls are assigned to a mentor, for the purpose of training, educational and moral assistance; Trainings for volunteers, students, and as many as are interested in attending the trainings etc; Paid technical training at public symposiums on invitation by sponsors; Inter-school Debate and Quiz competitions amongst schools in the state.
our campaigns are targeted at young females generally between the ages of 9 and 20, especially those who are still in Primary, Junior and High School. We provide them with training and knowledge aimed at bequeathing them with a new gender perspective for global social action. This is particularly important, because the gender stereotypes, which is mostly a justification for the oppression that women face, especially as regards FGM, eats deep into the cerebral inclinations of the girls, thus the necessity for the to get rid of the mental conditions that precede the elemental oppression.
Kennedy C. Ekezie-Joseph
Victorjasper Ikenna Chinyeaka
Egemasi, Ozioma Temple
The Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights in partnership with Voice of Reason and BlankPaperz, on the 2nd of April 2017, hosted a public speaking g competition for Nigerian University students on the theme: “Education eradicates Gender Violence”. The aim of this tournament was to get Nigerian students converse with, and engage on the subject Read more about CYCWR PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION[…]
Mirabelle Morah, our Director of Projects is now a fellow of the 2017 cohort of the Young African Leaders Initiative founded by President Barack Obama. She is currently recieveing training at the Lagos Campus of the Regional Leadership Center of YALI. She is also the Founder and CEO of Blankpaperz.
Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph the Executive Director of CYCWR has been selected as one of the 30 Global Teen Leaders for 2017 by the Three Dot Dash Initiative and will participate in the 2017 Just Peace Summit in New York City from March 10 – 17. This is in recognition of his achievements as an individual and Read more about CYCWR’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAS BEEN SELECTED AS 2017 GLOBAL TEEN LEADER[…]
I remember when feminist demonstrations meant protesting for the enactment of Universal Adult Suffrage and the right of women to access political spaces. However, it is rather bewildering the vista new feminism has routed in its aims and goals. The difference is akin to that between negative deontology and positive teleology. Feminism has gone too Read more about WHY WE MUST REJECT NEW FEMINISM EVEN AS WE SUPPORT GENDER JUSTICE BY KENNEDY EKEZIE-JOSEPH[…]