In recognition of the work we do, Girl Child Concerns is presently serving as a member of two Technical Working Groups at the National level and one in Kaduna state. GCC is a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) set up to improve coordination, knowledge and implementation of Safe Spaces in Nigeria and equally a member of the sub committee on national curriculum development for Safe spaces chaired by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). The objective of the sub committee is to collaboratively develop a comprehensive and standardized stand-alone safe spaces curriculum and manuals for girls’ aged 10-19.
GCC is spear-heading the wider consultation with stake-holders in Kaduna Zone to ensure the initiative has the support, buy in as well as technical contribution of key stakeholders. GCC is equally a member of the National Technical Working Group on Ending Child Marriage which is Chaired and coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.GCC is also a member of the Advocacy partnership in Kaduna State known as the Gender Working Group (GWG). The GWG is a member of the Technical working Group on Gender mainstreaming coordinated by the state ministry of women affairs and by virtue of its membership in the Gender Working Group (GWG), GCC automatically becomes a member.
Our intervention for Girls and adolescent Mothers on RMNCAH has earned us being selected as one of the organizations that formed the first Cohort of The Champions for Change in Nigeria in 2013, a sister Program of “Let Girls Lead”. The Champions for Change is an intervention that invests in visionary local leaders and organizations to sustainably improve health outcomes for women, children and youth in sub-saharan Africa. Champions for Change (C4C) achieves large-scale impacts through advocacy, leadership development, organizational strengthening, and grant making. In Nigeria, C4C’s national network is advocating for improved Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).