Advocacy & Communications

Advocacy & Communications

The advocacy programme of LAPO seeks to influence policymakers, resource holders, access providers and individuals to implement policies capable of bringing about positive changes in the lives of the poor and the marginalized. At local and regional levels, LAPO has created platforms and fora where policy makers, members of the civil society, youths and community leaders meets to dissect and address burning social issues including health, participation, governance, education and economic development. Her involvement in the drafting of a gender bill in partnership with policy makers prompted the enactment of laws prohibiting widowhood practices, prostitution and women trafficking, and female genital mutilation in Edo State. Increasing number of LAPO beneficiaries are now participating more in politics with some vying for elective offices as a result of our advocacy programme.

Objectives

  • To influence public policies, laws & regulations in favour of women and the marginalized
  • To create high level awareness on rights, privileges & obligations of citizens
  • To increase the number of women with the boldness to challenge discrimination and injustices against them in the society
  • To enhance women’s ability to seek redress on violations concerning heritage, domestic violence, and widowhood rites on the basis of existing legislation
  • To increase the number of women refusing to be involved in harsh widowhood rites, both as perpetrators and as victims
  • To stem societal discrimination against women

Activities

Bridging-The-Gap (BTG) TV Programme

Bridging-The-Gap is a 30-minute television programme aimed at drawing attention to vital issues in development such as poverty, gender inequality and governance. Discussions, interviews, client testimonies and vox pops are regular features on the programme aired weekly on local television stations.

 

LAPO-In-Focus (Radio Programme)

The LAPO-In-Focus is a quarter-hour radio programme aimed at drawing attention to vital issues in development such as poverty, gender inequality and governance. Discussions, interviews and client testimonies are regular features on the programme aired weekly on a local FM station.