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A Well-Informed Adolescent (AWA) Initiative formerly known as Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights Initiative (ARHRI) was founded in March 2018 and is a registered NGO with Corporate Affairs Commission with registered number CAC/IT/148555 and Ministry of Women Affairs Cross River State, located at Youth Resource Center Calabar Municipal, Calabar Cross River State. AWA Initiative is a youth-led organization established because of the need to invest appropriately in the overall development and health of young people through education, health-integrated strategy, gender mainstreaming, advocacy and multisectoral approach such as recreational activities to achieve its objectives. The organization has continued to strive towards improving the health and development of this unique population sub-group.
A generation of young people who have access to information, education, appropriate life skills, resources, and opportunities to make informed choices about their sexual reproductive and mental health and are free from coercion and violence to be catalysts for positive sustainable change in the world.
To provide adequate integrated and overall development through the provision of comprehensive sexuality education, integrated sexual reproductive health services to young people, achieve gender equality and sustainable youth leadership through access to education, advocacy, campaign, safe space services, skills acquisition, peer health education, gender, and livelihood programs.
To guarantee the sexual and reproductive health of young people and recognized as human rights.
To increase capability of young women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision making in households, communities, and societies.
To provide youth led youth focus GBV/VAWG intervention
Enhance young people’s participation in sustainable leadership
The organization has implemented numerous programs such as;
• Nigerian Youth Future Funds
– Women Voice Leadership Project in Partnership with Neighborhood CareWell
Foundation supported by ActionAid Nigeria funded by Global Affairs Canada
• Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Secondary Schools in partnership with
Society for Family Health under its Spotlight Initiative funded by UNESCO
• Youth and their Sexual Health online Campaign in partnership with Education as a
Vaccine and AFRIYAN Nigeria funded by UNFPA
and lot more…
Our work focuses on gender, empowerment and health.