Chatroom to reduction of gender-based violence in Nigeria
•PSHAN, SOF partner on movie to raise awareness of various forms of abuse against women, resources available to victims
As part of efforts to raise awareness of the various forms of abuse against women, the cultural traits that fuel them, and the resources available to victims and initiatives to reduce instances of gender-based violence in Nigeria, the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) in partnership with Sterling One Foundation (SOF) has screened “Chatroom”, a gender-based violence movie for teenagers from the Ovie Brume Foundation.
The movie was screened at Ebonylife Place, Victoria Island, Lagos.
PSHAN is a high-level platform for the mobilisation of business and corporate leaders towards improving health outcomes in Nigeria. PSHAN has based its strategic approach on the premise that the vibrant and fast-growing private sector in Nigeria with its business techniques, innovative approaches, influence, reach, resources, and capabilities can yield huge gains in the health sector, if harnessed strategically and aligned to government’s priorities.
PSHAN is also mobilising the private sector’s innovation and capabilities towards strengthening the Primary Healthcare segment of the health value chain in Nigeria.
SOF serves as a vehicle for positive social impact across five critical sectors in the Nigerian economy, including Education, Health, Food Security, Climate Action, and Gender Equality. Although established by Sterling Bank, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has a separate board of trustees and is driven by the unique challenges facing Africa and the need for progressive change.
The vision is to be the benchmark of positive social impact in Nigeria by creating sustainable solutions for youth empowerment and job creation via impactful sectors and the mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Nigeria and create sustainable solutions.
The Ovie Brume Foundation is a youth-focused organisation, providing free educational, social, and recreational programmes and activities for underserved children from low-income homes.