NIGERIA – Many girls do not even know sex can make them pregnant

At the recent National Conference on Inclusivity, Equality & Diversity in University Education, hosted by the University of Lagos, a speaker from the Society for Family Health said that Nigeria would move closer to achieving major targets in the Sustainable Development Goals by assuring adolescent girls access to health and critical social services. The Deputy Project Director of Adolescents 360, Fifi Ogbondeminu, supported this and talked about promoting social inclusiveness and reducing unplanned pregnancies and … Continued

NIGERIA – Not left out of the global rollback of sexual and reproductive rights

A few weeks ago, police officers conducted a raid on a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos. They harassed patients, temporarily detained a doctor, and illegally accessed confidential documents. Immediately following this deeply unnerving attack, which came on the trail of other anti-rights incidents involving state agents, a group of Nigerian feminists, women’s rights campaigners and LGBTQI+ activists came together to ask, “what is going on?”. In the course of the digital conversation that ensued, a … Continued

NIGERIA – Statement by Nigerian NGOs opposing police raid of MSI Lagos clinic

Marie Stopes Nigeria opened its first clinic in 2009. On 21 May 2019, their Lagos clinic was raided by police, though MSI assures us that the clinic remains open. Eighteen Nigerian NGOs and 37 individuals who support women’s rights published the following petition, defending the clinic: End The War on Nigerian Women! On Tuesday, 21 May, police officers raided a Marie Stopes Clinic in Lagos, harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential … Continued

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