In order to operationalise the provisions of the 1994 International Conference on Development and Population, in Cairo, and to convince the opposition that it is possible to translate sexual health and rights concepts into community and grassroot levels interventions, especially in conservative and human-rights-resistant northern Nigeria, and as a result of the dearth of capacity building programmes for women and girls in Niger State, the International Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights was founded by Ms Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Aken’Ova, one of the first set of Nigerian feminists to operationalise the goals of the ICPD and those of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995, with the support of world-renowned feminists and allies such as Professor Bene Madunagu, Leslie Agams, Sonia Correa, Cynthia Rothschild.

IWH-INCRESE GLP Graduation Ceremony, 2017: Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Aken'Ova with participants and guests.

Call for Resource Persons

Background: Connecting the Dots is a Feminist institute on intersectionality of rights and social change through advocacy, capacity strengthening and civic engagement. Its goal is to build alliances and develop capacities across movements and socio-economic sectors; for enhanced broad-based and integral sexual rights advocacy and effective civic participation towards social change. The program hopes to…

Call For Mentors

Description of Project Connecting the Dots is a Feminist institute on intersectionality of rights and social change through advocacy, capacity strengthening and civic engagement. The goal is to build alliances and develop capacities across movements and socio-economic sectors; for enhanced broad-based and integral sexual rights advocacy and effective civic participation towards social change. The program…

CALL FOR APPLICATION: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Civic Participation for Social Change

Background: There have been recent outcries regarding civic participation of young adults and women. This led to the formation of all kinds of coalitions and networks. There is widespread call for more youth involvement in party politics leading to the passage of the Not-too-young-to run Act in May 2018.On the other hand, women’s rights activists…

A DAY AT INCRESE: 2018 ALUMNI FORUM

On average INCRESE graduates 100 young people from a one year course on leadership, sexuality, gender and HIV. Over the years INCRESE has recognized that these young people require some mentoring and has put a support system in place where young graduates can be mentored by older graduates. This system brings the alumni annually to…