Women Against Violent Extremism
We advocate the right of every girl-child to an education; a healthy, happy childhood; and equal opportunities in life.
We are an advocacy group based in Nigeria who seek to bring light to the plight of the woman and girl-child in the North-East insurgency crisis. We conduct digital and non-digital efforts to promote girl-child education and protection, women's rights and empowerment, and peace-building in North-East Nigeria.
According to UNICEF, more than 1 million children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency are in urgent need of education.
UNICEF estimates that in 2017 alone so far, Boko Haram has deployed 55 young girls as suicide bombers, more than the 30 children in total used last year.