The international development community has long recognized that to advance the welfare of a nation, investments in women and girls must be a top priority. However, government implementation of mechanisms to advance the economic, civil, and human rights of women and girls have been lacking around the world. Because of this, civil society organizations and community activists have taken up this cause and have made great strides.
An excellent example of this is ACTS Generation, a Nigerian non-profit organization that directly intervenes in the lives of vulnerable and/or abused women and girls, promote awareness of the plight of women and girls in the country, and to advocate for legislation on issues such as prostitution/human trafficking, gender based violence, and women’s reproductive rights. Led by the dynamic and visionary Laila St. Matthew-Daniel, ACTS Generation is demonstrating that social transformation does not have to start from the top.
You can find more information about ACTS Generation here: http://www.actsgeneration.org/our-aims-and-objectives.