International Women's Day

2021: #ChooseToChallenge 

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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. 

This year, we're coming together under the theme "ChooseToChallenge" to recognize that as individuals, we can all choose to challenge the inequalities we see in our communities.

Join us on Monday, March 8th as we celebrate women's achievements and work to create a gender equal world. Take a photo with your hand raised to show that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality.

After you strike the pose, send us your photo or tag us @ggac_ng on social media. Let's change the world together!

#IWD Through the Years

Since 2017, Give Girls A Chance has joined the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day through events, publications and advocacy. Below, you'll find photos and summaries from our past campaigns. 

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 2017 

#BeBoldForChange

#BeBoldForChange

 

2017's theme was a reminder that each one of us — with women, men and non-binary people joining forces — can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. 

GGAC took a bold step to expand our program for working with 10 primary school girls to 40 primary and secondary school girls across two schools. We doubled our efforts and saw improved attendance and grades and higher scores on our wellbeing survey.

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 2018 

#PRESSFORPROGRESS

#PressForProgress

 

2018's “Press for Progress”was a reminder that individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean. Through collaboration, our collective action powers equality worldwide.

GGAC heeded the call by recommitting to press for progress for the millions of Nigerian girls currently out of school. Our Women’s Day event had over 100 guests in attendance. We also hosted a Mentor’s Circle to foster conversations between our girls and their mentors and other professional women.

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 2019 

#Balanceforbetter

#BalanceForBetter

 

In 2019, the theme focused on promoting a future in which men and women are equal in professional status, media perception, government positions, and more.

GGAC teamed up with Griot Studios and PAGED Initiative to host a mini-film festival featuring three films that depict women and girls as doers and resilient members of society. All screenings were followed by interactive dialogues aimed at inspiring girls and women to see themselves as important members of society.

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 2020 

#EACHFOREQUAL

#EachForEqual

 

2020’s “Each for Equal” drew attention to the idea that gender inequality isn’t a women’s issue, but an economic one — as gender equality is essential for communities to thrive. 

Limited in our ability to host a physical event due to the pandemic, GGAC leveraged our social channels to share perspectives on why advancing gender equality in education in Nigeria is crucial for a stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable country.