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Nigeria

A girl growing up in Nigeria faces many barriers – marriage at a young age is prevalent, and the pressure to become economically active sees many girls drop out of school to support the household. 

With increased access to technology, girls are finally beginning to be heard and become more visible in society. Currently, six million girls aged 10-24 are connected to the internet, but this is expected to reach almost 10 million by 2020, providing much-needed support to an entire generation.

Girls in society

Over 70% of adolescent girls 

in rural areas have not had their birth registered, threatening their access to basic services

(Girl Effect State of the Girl Report, 2015)

Married too young

38% of married girls 

in Nigeria aged between 15-19 were married before the age of 15

(Girl Effect State of the Girl Report, 2015)

HIV awareness

55% of young women 

aged 15-24 have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDs in Nigeria

(Girl Effect State of the Girl Report, 2015)

Our work in Nigeria

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TEGA

TEGA is a mobile-based research methodology used to conduct research in hard to reach communities. 

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Girls Connect

Girls Connect is an innovative personalised experience for girls, combining on-demand content and conversations via a mobile platform. 

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Springster

Springster is a global mobile platform that gives adolescent girls information, inspiration and confidence to take on their world. 

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Partnerships in Nigeria

iSON

iSON

Using technology to scale one-on-one support for girls

Learn more about iSON
Facebook

Facebook

Putting empowering content in the hands of girls, globally

Learn more about Facebook
BBM

BBM

Putting Springster at the fingertips of BBM Messenger users

Learn more about BBM
9mobile

9mobile

Eliminating barriers girls in Nigeria face in accessing support on mobile phones

Learn more about 9mobile
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