In Partnership with POWER Foundation: Empowering Young Girls – Celebrating Family Values and Addressing Sexual Violence

In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Papa Onyeze Women Empowerment and Relief (POWER) Foundation, in collaboration with Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI), hosted a meaningful program at the Community Girls’ School in Umuaka, Imo State. This initiative focused on educating and sensitizing young girls about the importance of families in fostering social harmony and tackling the critical issue of sexual violence in conflict.

Program Highlights
The event adopted a multifaceted approach:

Education and Sensitization: Participants explored the role of families in promoting peace and harmony, with an emphasis on raising awareness about eliminating sexual violence in conflict situations.
Life Skills Development: Adolescents were equipped with essential skills to foster healthy relationships within their families, promoting resilience and understanding.
Informative Materials: Distributed fliers and pamphlets covered topics such as family values, tips for maintaining healthy relationships, and crucial information on sexual violence.
Active Engagement
The young girls actively participated in discussions and activities designed to reinforce the program’s messages. This engagement demonstrated their eagerness to learn and contribute to creating safer, more harmonious communities.

Moving Forward
The success of this initiative underscores the importance of ongoing efforts to educate and empower young people. By equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills, POWER Foundation and SLNI aim to ensure a brighter, more equitable future for all, where families play a crucial role in combating sexual violence and fostering social harmony.

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Silver Lining For the Needy Initiative (SLNI) is an NGO in special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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