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Stand With A Girl SWAG Initiative is a registered youth led organization dedicated to ensuring that every girl in Nigeria no matter where she is born or found is empowered to fulfill her maximum potentials. Our goal is to promote a safe and supportive environment for the social, economic, academic and healthy development of girls in Nigeria.


Since its establishment in March 1 2016, SWAG Initiative has implemented activities with rural and urban slum marginalized adolescent girls, parents, community members, religious and traditional leaders in Kaduna, FCT, Taraba, Ogun, Niger, Edo and Plateau States in Nigeria promoting girls’ empowerment, education and gender equality through advocacy against harmful cultural practices and gender norms, low level of education, poor sexual and reproductive health information and services.


SWAG Initiative has consistently engaged in international, national and local advocacy efforts to promote girls rights in various sectors particularly Health and Education. Our core values are Integrity, Service, Empathy and Leadership

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Every girl has a right to education, health, to learn and be as smart as she can be

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EDUCATION

SWAG advocates for Girls’ Education and supports girls to remain in school by providing supports and educational materials needed to keep them in school…

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HEALTH

SWAG is concerned about the health of women and girls. She works to promote a safe and supportive environment for their health…

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DEVELOPMENT

SWAG Initiative is concerned with growth and development. She is dedicated to ensuring that every girl in Nigeria no matter where she is born or found is empowered to fulfil maximum potentials…

MEET FAVOUR

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This is how Stand with a Girl (SWAG) Initiative virtual space has helped me. My name is Favour-mfon Edem, I am thirteen years old and I attended the SWAG Initiative Virtual Space program on an invitation by my Dad last year. The founder of the SWAG Initiative was Miss Margaret Bolaji. We were taught some many capacity building program on topics such as Passion and Purpose, Self-Esteem, Advocacy, Public Speaking, Emotional Intelligence, Communication Skills etc. This program has really improved my emotional reasoning with other people, it made me interested in being myself, an advocate of good and personal development and also a leader. Furthermore, it has drive me towards my passion and purpose in life through the help of all the facilitators and my parents. In conclusion, Self-esteem was my best topic because it really impacted me greatly. I love the SWAG Initiative team, that’s why I encourage them to continue grooming and impacting teenagers and young girls the right way.

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Edem, Favour-Mfon Emem

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We are delighted to bring the #Data_Made_Simple Project to Akwa Ibom state.Today, we met with the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Health, Akwa Ibom, as well as the Executive Secretary and other state actors present, to discuss the objectives of the DMS project and identify areas which we can work together on towards the successful implementation of the project in the state.In the next three days, we will be strengthening the capacities of YDA’s and members of the State Ministry of Health to develop a storybook that simplifies data for decision making on AYSRH issues in the state.#dataweynohard #simplyfyingdatatosavelives#data #datamadesimpleFunded by Grand Challenges Canada / Grands Défis Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
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GAGE 2021

2021 Girls Advocate for Gender Equality Programme.

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A Decade and more! 2012-2022.

A Decade and more! 2012-2022. Executive Director, Stand With A Girl (SWAG) Initiative marks 10 years in the Social Development Space today 14th February 2022. We recognize and appreciate the […]

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Stand With a Girl (SWAG) Initiative inaugurates GIRL ADVISORY BOARD with two pioneer girls. Eight other girls to join in the coming weeks.

Stand With a Girl (SWAG) Initiative inaugurates GIRL ADVISORY BOARD with two pioneer girls. Eight other girls to join in the coming weeks. Stand With a Girl (SWAG) Initiative inaugurates […]

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With support from UNFPA, Stand With A Girl (SWAG) Initiative and TRU Dance Art held a FLASH MOB to commemorate 2022 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

With support from UNFPA, Stand With A Girl (SWAG) Initiative and TRU Dance Art held a FLASH MOB to commemorate 2022 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. […]

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