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micsmile foundation

lagos, Nigeria
Joined May 2018

we advocate for issues that affect female child and women in the society since they are at the disadvantage level. we make men to advocate for issues affecting women

Presence in: Ghana, Nigeria
Focus: Gender-based violence, Livelihoods

micsmile foundation is a civil society organisation that focus on sexual reproductive and maternal health, gender base violence, and economic empowerment. Our project aims at eliminating the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through full
implementation of the enacted law by the government in Edo State due to increase in the practice
despite the legislation of the law in the state. Project implementation included dissemination of the law
by the State ministry of health (SMOH) in collaboration with other line ministries; the reporting and
prosecution of FGM offenders by the law enforcement agencies with support from the state judiciary. The project also aims at increasing community demand for the prosecution of FGM offenders thereby
eliminating the practice in the state. The project activities include visits to the stakeholders at the state
and community levels, capacity building for the law enforcement agencies on the implementation of the
law as well public enlightenment on the need for the elimination of the FGM practice in the state. So far, the project has contributed to the implementation of law prohibiting the practice of FGM in Edo
State through its advocacy to the State Commissioner for Health who has now inaugurated a 10-

People Associated With This Organization

samuel omokejimi

micsmile foundation
Joined May 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Livelihoods
omokejimi samuel abayomi, am a member of committe for defence of human right in nigeria, i studied physics with electronics in yaba college of technology in nigeria. am a gender advocateWe rigorously track data on every case our paralegals handle, and every community they support. The data provides a powerful map of how laws are playing out in practice. It is often information that no one else has. We analyze this information to identify potential improvements to laws, policies and institutions. We then work with our coalitions of allies to advocate for these changes.

We seek channels for frontline advocates and clients to be involved in the process of advocating for large-scale change. Once positive policy changes are adopted, grassroots advocates can work with communities to bring governments’ commitments to life.

This takes two broad, but interlinked approaches; nationally focused advocacy and globally focused advocacy.
samuel omokejimi is the network champion (main point of contact) for micsmile foundation.

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