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Ladies Connect Initiative
we are Non Governmental Organization committed to ensuring the protection of girls and women rights in rural communities with a special focus on elimination of sexual violence through free legal aids, awareness, sensitization and their empowerment towards the realization of gender equality
Our mission is to provide legal, mental and psychological support for gender-based violence survivors in communities, schools, churches, and organizations and to also create awareness and sensitization towards the promotion of women and girls’ rights and their overall empowerment.
Our vision is to become a global organization of prestigious note in the aspect of gender equality and protection of women and girls rights
President of LCI recognised as the Woman of the Sun by the daily newspaper
We all have stories; stories that mould our existence and ignite our passion and purpose in life. I was privileged to be interviewed by the amazing Gloria Ikegbule of The Suns Newspaper on the 28th of April, 2020 >>>>
Inspiration behind our food hub in containing the spread of covid-19'
LADIES CONNECT INITIATIVE In Partnership with Gracious Soul Presents a Food Hub The Hub is to provide reliefs and palliatives in Abeokuta, Ogun state to indigent women and children to cushion the effect of lockdown arising from the dreaded global pandemic – coronavirus >>>>
Ogun state television featured ladies Connect Initiative humanitarian response to containing the spread of covid-19
It was a rare opportunity for the Ladies Connect Initiative and Gracious Souls to touch the lives of widows and children at abúlé orí yanrìn( Apo), Quarry Road, Abeokuta, Ogun State on the 3rd of April, 2020. In view of the rampaging global pandemic, COVID 19, which has occasioned lockdown >>>>
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
The sustainable goals that LCI is assiduously advancing are:
Goal 4 – Quality Education
Goal 5 – GenderEquality
Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
FROM OUR GALLERY
“Everyone wins when children – and especially girls – have access to education. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential and prepare herself for a productive and fulfilling life, as well as reduce poverty in the whole community. Investing in girls’ education also helps delay early marriage and parenthood. Our booming economies in Africa need more female engineers, teachers and doctors to prosper and sustain growth”.
Angelique Kidjo, activist, singer and songwriter.
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important”.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Adebola Adeoti is a graduate of Law with Second Class Upper from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife, Nigeria and thereafter proceeded to the Nigeria Law School where she got qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. She is a legal practitioner and highly passionate about defending the rights of women and children.
She has published many articles and research papers on both local and international platforms about major reforms on quality education and gender equality sustainable development goals 4 and 5 For instance, her latest article ‘Child Labour in Nigeria; Causes and Consequences for National Development’ was selected as 1 of the 50 best across 4 continents to be published in Young African Leaders Journal of Development (YALDOD) by October 2020.
Between 2017- 2020, over 10 leading media organizations including Ogun State television, Bond F.M, Family F.M, and Splash FM amongst others have featured Adebola as an Outstanding Young Leader inspiring thousands of young people in Africa and beyond. More importantly, The Suns newspaper where she was featured as Woman of The Sun through her article ‘How the law frowns at all forms of discrimination against women in Nigeria’ on Daily Sun Magazine. In the same vein, she has also been awarded.
She has reached over 30,000 people across Nigeria.
OUR RECENT BLOG POSTS
- Our founder was honoured to be invited as a facilitator for the ‘KNOW YOUR RIGHT session organised by Prisons Rehabilitation And Law Abiding Organisation (PRALANG) to the children at Sango, Ibadan.⠀ ⠀ She enlightened the children on their fundamental human rights as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended … KNOW YOUR RIGHT SESSION Read More »Read More »
- We are happy it’s the World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021. Every 28th day of May 2021 is the World Menstrual Hygiene Day. The theme for the World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021 is Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health’ We are glad to have received donations from well meaning members of … PAD A GIRL PROJECT : WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY 2021 Read More »Read More »
- Our founder was highly privileged to have represented the Oyo state Coordinator for Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Team on capacity building for medical personnel and Service Providers for effective response to and support for survivors of sexual abuse in Association For Reproductive and Family Health Centre, Ibadan, Oyo state. #GirlsRightsAreHumanRights #ladiesconnectinitiative #womenrights #sdg5Read More »
- Every 28th day of May is the World Menstrual Hygiene Day which is a day to highlight the importance of menstrual care for women and girls and also to raise awareness about the issues faced by thousands of girls and women who do not have access to sanitary products. Our founder was highly … WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY 2021 Read More »Read More »
- Last year, our director was invited as a Gender Consultant for Hacey Health Initiative to enlighten Stakeholders like the: Health Workers, National Orientation Agency, Community leaders, Civil Society Organizations and others across the 33 local governments in Oyo state on International and National Laws on the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. This year, she … FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE Read More »Read More »