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FREEDOM FOUNDATION HOSTS CONVERSATION ON OVERCOMING WORKPLACE GENDER BIAS AND 14-DAY CAMPAIGN FOR IWD2021

The subject of gender bias in workplaces is a growing conversation not limited to geographical barriers.
The existing statistics in Nigeria show that men are more likely to be employed than women and the various reported cases of gender discrimination in workplaces, create the need for a timely conversation.

On this note, to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Freedom Foundation invites you to be a part of this conversation on Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace. The conversation will be held virtually on an Instagram Live Session on Friday, 4th March 2021 by 4 pm.

Conversations will center on smashing existing gender stereotypes and biases and identifying a way forward for gender equality in the workplace. The guest speaker for the session is Mrs Bolanle Adekoya, Partner, PWC Capital Markets Accounting, Advisory Services Leader West Africa.

CELEBRATING NIGERIAN WOMEN

Freedom Foundation will also be celebrating 14 notable Nigerian women for their remarkable feet and contributions to Nigerian society as part of our activities to mark International Women’s Day (IWD).

This is in line with the theme of this year’s IWD (#ChooseToChallenge), as we seek to challenge Nigerian women and girls to do more to achieve more. The campaign will run from March 1st – 14th 2021.


ABOUT FREEDOM FOUNDATION

Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to addressing the ever-mounting and staggering challenges in our society by empowering individuals who are plagued with various categories of social and economic challenges. Our programs are continuous initiatives designed to help the organization achieve its mission of reaching out, giving hope through the Rehabilitation, Education, and Empowerment of impoverished persons in Nigeria.

With the dynamic leadership of our Founder and Chairman Board of Trustee; Dr. Tony Rapu, we have been able to directly rehabilitate and empower over 5000 men, women, youth, and children in our society through our various programs including; Genesis House, House of Refuge, Freedom Empowerment and Bethesda Child Agency.

Visit www.freedomfoundationng.org for more information.

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FREEDOM FOUNDATION HOLDS WEBINAR ON SEXUAL ABUSE.

The current pandemic has seen the exponential rise of sexual violence and sexual crimes. In Nigeria where a majority of cases of sexual violence go unreported, the media continues to throw light on this menace which plagues our society. Data available suggests that one in five women report sexual violence by an intimate partner and up to a third of girls report forced sexual initiation. Sexual assault encompasses a range of acts, including coerced sex in marriage and dating relationships, rape by strangers and family members, sexual harassment (including demands of sex for jobs or school grades), rape of children, trafficking of women and girls.

With the proposition that sexual violence is not the result of any single factor but is caused by multiple risk factors that interact at individual, relationship, community and societal levels, it becomes pertinent for advocacy on this topic to address diverse sectors. To this end, Freedom Foundation is set to hold a Webinar themed; Sexual Abuse: Preserving the Next Generation on Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2020 by 10am.

This Webinar, powered by Freedom Foundation’s Genesis House initiative, is aimed at sensitizing the general public on gender based violence, practical steps to take in providing support to victims of sexual abuse as well as ways to curb the root causes of sexual crimes in order to preserve the next generation. This discourse which will be hosted by Kemi Lala Akindoju, will feature key stakeholders in the Gender Based Violence conversation including; Dr. Modupe Olufemi Kayode, Women Rights Activist and Executive Director, MEDIACON; Praise Fowowe, Family Life Therapist and Yetty Williams, Life Coach and Founder, Lagos Mums.

Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to social reformation through individual and community transformation.

Register for this event by visiting the link: https://bit.ly/FreedomFoundation

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JOIN TONY RAPU AND OTHERS THIS FRIDAY AS THEY DISCUSS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH.

JOIN TONY RAPU AND OTHERS THIS FRIDAY AS THEY DISCUSS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND

MENTAL HEALTH

26th June 2020

The impact of substance abuse disorder in recent times continues to be a source of concern for our society as a whole. As a country, the problem of substance abuse; use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or prescribed medications in ways that produce harm to ourselves and those around us, continues to have a grappling effect. 

As part of the activities to commemorate the 2020 edition of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking (World Drug Day), Freedom Foundation will be hosting a webinar session themed; “Substance Abuse and Mental Health- Preserving The Next Generation”.

In line with the UN’s theme of Better Knowledge for Better Care, this webinar session is aimed at creating awareness of the menace that psychoactive substances pose to our mental health, provide guidance on sensitizing the next generation who are the highest demography of substance users, and address the various stakeholders relevant to the ongoing conversation of substance use.

MEET DR. TONY RAPU

Dr. Tony Rapu is a medical doctor, filmmaker, life coach and the Senior Pastor of the House of Freedom.

His vision is to bring about developmental change to lives and communities by reaching out to different demographics through strategic interventions. He has developed innovative methods and solutions in tackling issues such as drug addiction, urban poverty, and community development.

MEET DR. OSASUYI DIRISU

Dr. Osasuyi Dirisu is a Public Health and Policy Expert. She works as a consultant with House of Refuge, a residential drug rehabilitation center aimed at providing a comprehensive approach for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol dependent persons.

MEET DR. TAYO AJIROTUTU

Dr. Tayo Ajirotutu is a Mental Health expert and the Head of Department, Clinical Psychology Department, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Lagos.

Schedule for Webinar session is as follows;

Date:    Friday, June 26, 2020

Time:   1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Zoom Platform 

ABOUT FREEDOM FOUNDATION

Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to addressing the ever-mounting and staggering challenges in our society by empowering individuals who are plagued with various categories of social and economic challenges. Our programs are continuous initiatives designed to help the organization achieve its mission of reaching out, giving hope through the Rehabilitation, Education and Empowerment of impoverished persons in Nigeria.

We actively partner with the Government, other NGOs, civil society organizations and corporate institutions to ensure the delivery of human services at the greatest points of impact.