Development, Advocacy and Gender

Development, Advocacy and Gender is a work stream of Accord’s programs that mainstreams gender and its related activities across line programs. This is an effort to giving a gender lens to all programs. Because women are drivers of development; investing in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women will unlock an untapped potential, create a ripple effect and yield multiple benefits for the individual woman, her family, her community, and her nation.

Mission

Promote a peaceful society where no woman or man is disadvantaged by gender but feels empowered and supported to enjoy good health and wellbeing and contribute meaningfully to the economic prosperity of the community

Objectives

  • To promote women’s participation in development
  • To engender societal prosperity
  • To inspire government actions and initiatives towards implementation of policies that promotes women and girl’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Activities

  • Community Health Program
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Adolescent & YP
  • Women Development
  • Environment & Biodiversity
  • Sensitization on STIs and HIV/AIDS (PMTCT), Tuberculosis, Malaria and Ebola
  • Sensitization on Non communicable Diseases E.g. Diabetics, reproductive cancers and hypertension.
  • Sensitization on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Create awareness on Maternal and Child Health mortality /morbidity
  • Sensitization on Nutrition with particular focus on the first 1000 days and exclusive Breastfeeding
  • Sensitization on the neglected tropical diseases E.g. trachoma,
  • Create awareness on Immunization.
  • Provide information on (safety) of Family Planning/contraceptives/ child spacing supplies, available methods (modern), access and proper use
  • Create awareness on Sexual violence (rape), provide referrals services
  • Create awareness domestic violence provide referrals services
  • Advocacy on Child, early/forced marriage
  • Advocacy on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Provide information, and referrals on Post Abortion Care
  • Mentorship and life building skills
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education (school outreaches)
  • Menstrual Health Management (MHM)
  • Self-Awareness, gender roles and needs
  • Sensitization on Environmental health, Climate and Clean Energy
  • Initiate a campaign on ending extreme Poverty and hunger

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Accord for Development specializes in the provision of sustainable development initiatives in rural marginal communities as well as in disadvantaged urban centers.

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