CHCEEWY was established in 2012 to respond to the challenges of lack of access to and exclusive participation in governance and atrocity prevention in Nigeria
Centre for Healthcare and Economic Empowerment for Women and Youth (CHCEEWY) is a Non Governmental Organization established in 2012 to respond to the challenges of lack of access to and exclusive participation in governance and atrocity prevention. CHCEEWY has joined other thousands of constructive and meaningful organizations to reconnect the disconnect population of youth and the women to Strengthen Social Platforms for inclusive participatory democracy and Governance in Nigeria.
CHCEEWY was emerged from the outcome of team of researchers who discovered the challenges of access to Healthcare Services, Ecological Justice and Peace, Youth and Women Participation in Peace and Security Dialogue, Gender mainstreaming in peace building and Atrocity Prevention as well as Economic Justice and decided to take Social Action to help influence Policy and Cultural Barriers for Inclusive Participatory Governance and Democracy and the State Peacebuilding Architecture
CHCEEWY partnered with local and international organizations working to address causes leading to atrocity and building resilience for Peace. These groups include: World Learning Inc. integration of Peace education through teacher and students training as peer educators. CHCEEWY also partnered with Apurimac Onlus Italy in 2015-2016 to strengthen instrument contributing to stability and Peace using ADR, Entrepreneurship.
As a Youth Organization, we equally worked with the Leadership of Youth Associations in Sabon Barki, and Dadin Kowa on a community based Youth Transformative and Peace Advocacy, a 5 month small grant from World Bank Nigeria. This project was based on the initiative and story of the youth in Dadin Kowa that needed to be shared among other violence communities of Geyro, Congo Russia, Bauchi Road, Rukoba, Nasarawa Gwong and Bukuru. Dadin has never experience violence despite its cosmopolitan nature.
Executive Director of CHCEEWY was a consultant to UN Women to develop Plateau State Women Peace and Security Local Action Plan (LAP).
The Director also supported the development of Plateau State Peace Building Agency (PBBA) 5 Road Mao and a Strategic Action Plan in 2017 and was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th March 2018.
Our Activities include :
- Promoting Women Peace Dialogue and ending Gender Based Violence
- Increasing access to Healthcare Education and Services
- Increasing Access to Ecological Justice and Employment for women and the youth
- Promoting Digital Peacebuilding
- Creating Supportive Structures for Mediation and Recognition
- Advancing Culture and Advocacy
- Expanding civic and Political Participation of Women and the Youth.
These activities are geared towards Vulnerable Communities with little or no inclusion but also try to incorporate Policy Makers, Religious and Traditional leaders to influence Policies that support inclusion and social Justice. This emphasis on participation aims to foster understanding and empathy, especially in low income communities in Crisis