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GIRLS’ POWER INITIATIVE (GPI)

GPI enables adolescent girls and young females to live healthy lives and achieve their full potentials, towards an empowered womanhood.

GPI is a not-for-profit feminist youth development organization and pioneer of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights education within Nigeria. We operate in four states throughout the South-South region of Nigeria: Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta and Edo.

Our Story

Bene Madunagu and Grace Osakue, two lifelong advocates for women’s empowerment, co-founded GPI in 1993. They realized it is not enough to wait until adulthood to equip women with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to achieve their potentials; they decided it is crucial to start working with girls during adolescence, a period in which they are confronted by a host of new changes and risks.

Along with Benin City, Calabar is the original home of GPI programming.

Our Vision

A sustainable feminist institution leading transformation of patriarchal values in Nigeria.

Our Mission

To empower children and young females with accurate information and skills from a gender perspective for social action.

Our Values

  • Passion

    To bring and channel our feelings, emotion and zeal to the work that we do, knowing that we are dealing with issues and expecting changes on those issues that affect the psyche of our target audience.

  • Teamwork

    Committed to harnessing internal and external resources, expertise and capacity for better  outcomes of our interventions.

  • Upholding Feminist Ideology

    To bring to our work knowledge, attitude, behavior and practices that reflect and promote equality and social justice.

  • Equal Opportunities For All

    Committed to practices and interventions that are non discriminatory and promote the social development of girls and young females regardless of residence, social and economic background.

  • Integrity

    Demonstrating a high level of honesty, accountability, truthfulness, honour, reliability, uprightness through consistency of actions and operations. We will let our words be our bound under any circumstance.