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Day 12 #16DaysOfActivism 2023

Join us for #16DaysOfActivism from across the Parallel Lives Network.

I’ll be interviewing network members about their particular take on activism and what it means to their cause.

The programme runs from Saturday 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – through to Human Rights Day on Sunday 10th December.

On Day 12, I was joined online by Philomena Osagie, PhD Researcher at De Montfort University, and former Global Health Masters student. The Parallel Lives Network had provided case studies on 4 of its members and these were used as the basis for a communications strategy module. In 2023/24 we are planning to work with the third cohort of Global Health Masters students from across Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia.

In November 2022 Philomena and I delivered an online session for 4 x CSO/CBO organisations in Nigeria via Zoom at the Documentary Media Centre. It was a fantastic session, tailored to local needs due to their extensive frontline knowledge.

One year on we wanted to connect with one of the organizations and see how the training we’d delivered had been used by them to open dialogue in their local communities around the subject of period poverty. We were delighted to be joined by Emmanuel Edet, Executive Director at CYEN in Nigeria and stunned to hear how our simple session had transformed the work CYEN was doing across state lines and at the national level.

You can view our discussion below.