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Gender Hub transition: changes from October 2017

Author: The Gender Hub team Published on: 15/09/2017

Copyright: This blog is copyright of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

From October 2017 the Gender Hub will no longer be actively managed as a knowledge service sharing gender-focused information, resources and opportunities with professionals in Nigeria and beyond.

An archived ‘read-only’ version of the website will continue to be available online for up to a year, so that content published to-date can be accessed by the service’s users.

From October 2017 all personal data collected by the V4C programme team (and its sub-contractors) will be stored by The Palladium Group.

Voices for Change (V4C), Nigeria programme is ending

V4C’s mission has been to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out, empowering young women to achieve their real potential. Conceived as the pilot stage of a twenty-year vision to address structural barriers to gender equality, implementation began in October 2013 and ends in September 2017.

Social transformation does not happen quickly, especially in a complex society with deep-rooted traditions and cultural practices such as Nigeria. We’ve always known that changing deeply entrenched social norms regarding violence against women, women’s roles as leaders and women as decision makers would take time. But with support from UKAid, the response to our work has exceeded our expectations.

Building momentum for the future

As the programme draws to a close, we hope that the knowledge and learning we have gained along the way will help others working towards an end to gender-based inequality and discrimination. Although V4C is coming to a close, the work hasn’t ended; there is still so much to be done.   We urge donors to continue investing in innovative programmes that tackle gender inequality and for all our supporters to lend their voices for change.

We would like to thank the British people and DFID for the funds that helped Gender Hub and V4C team to deliver a fantastic project over the last couple of years. We would also like to thank all the Nigerians who participated making this project successful and of course V4C core team who are still working until now to ensure that everything is completed properly.

If you would like more information about this do contact us. Please note – after September 2017 our mailbox will only be monitored periodically.

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