Society for Improvement of Rural People (SIRP – Nigeria) joins Thriving Together campaign to highlight world’s most important, yet ignored environmental action

The Thriving Together campaign recognises that family planning is critically important not only for women and girls, but also for the environment. On 11 July 2019, Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP – Nigeria, Secretariat for MenEngage Nigeria) joins over 150 other leading environmental and reproductive health organisations to pledge support for a first-of-its-kind […]

Q+A with Dr Chris Ugwu, Co-Ordinator of MenEngage Nigeria

Nigeria is the latest and newest country to start a MenEngage network in Africa. Established by the Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP Nigeria), the network joined the Alliance in July 2018. In our effort to introduce the network to our partners and friends, we asked Dr Chris Ugwu, Executive Director of SIRP […]

An alternative to FGM at naming ceremonies in Igbo land

Traditional Igbo Dance

In Igbo land, FGM is usually carried out to coincide with the child’s naming ceremony, which is a festive event with gifts and refreshments. In Igbo culture, the naming ceremony comes up almost immediately after the birth of the child. It is normally done on the 7th to the 12th day after the birth of the child. […]