Who We Are

African Girls Empowerment Network as a registered young feminine charity/non- profit organization is committed to advancing gender equality in girls’ education, promote young women’s bodily and economic/leadership rights in Africa for a Fairer Future.

We are working to end child marriage, rape, and domestic violence, promote justice, good health and well-being of underserved young women and girls and also provide support to empower rape survivors, teenage mothers, victims of domestic violence, female Genital Mutilation and other economically disadvantaged and vulnerable women and girls in Nigeria to resuscitate them.

Since its founding in 2015, the organization has launched several projects that geared at ending child marriage to help girls stay in school and providing practical supports to empower other economically disadvantaged young women in Nigeria.

In addition, AGE Network has been working for LGBT young women including safe space for lesbian, bi-sexual, sex workers, and refugee women and girls from Cameroon and internally displaced women in Nigeria.

As a Network, AGEN is also an umbrella of young women and girls led informal and formal feminist groups and community-based organizations that focus on the issues that affect young women and girls in Nigeria and other African Countries.


Mission

Our core mission is to empower, support and protect young women and girls to advance their bodily rights, leadership, economic and financial inclusion in Africa and to foster them to become inextricable partners in the sustainable development of our society for our generation and most importantly the generations next.

Vision

Become Africa’s No.1 gender equality movement, young women and girls’ capacity development, leadership and economic empowerment hub.

Core Values

  • Community Focus
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Team Work

Target Focus

Our primary focus is the young women and girls of Africa, specifically those who are orphaned, vulnerable, disabled and/or economically-disadvantaged.


A Brief History of AGE Network

African Girls Empowerment Network (AGE Network) was established in October 20, 2015 as a Charity/Community Based Group with the primary focus to end child marriage and advance gender equality in girls’ education, promote women’s good health, Leadership and economic inclusion in Africa for a Fairer Future.

In September 8, 2016, the Company registered with Corporate Affairs Commission Nigeria (CAC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and attained a status of 501[c][3] non-profit organization with Tax Identification Number and certified as a Designated Non-Financial Institution (DNFI) by Special Control Unit against Money Laundering an arm of Economic and Financial Crime Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Partners and Collaborators

AGE has established and maintained partnership with individuals and various key industry players and agencies within and outside Nigeria including: 

  • United Nations Volunteers Agency
  • Coalition of Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Nigeria 
  • Society for the Improvement of Rural People
  • The StrongHeart Group US
  • Community Health Support & Empowerment Initiative
  • Girls Not Brides, UK
  • Advocate for Health & Development Initiative Nigeria
  • Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development, Nigeria
  • Sage Foundation UK
  • Mundo Cooperante Spain
  • Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization, Ethiopia

Their supports, immense contributions in training, knowledge sharing, donations- cash and in-kind service time have successfully funded the expansion of our works including the commencement of the construction of the permanent site for Girls Empowerment Hub in Odukpani, a resource and safe space center for more than 12000 vulnerable young women and girls in Cross River County who are at risks child marriage and those who are already in child marriage homes to access life skills, financial literacy, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, support services, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Voluntary counseling , Testing and referral for treatment and woman2woman counseling to help them overcome the damaging mental health effect of abuse and this has brought us even more closer in achieving our goals of ending child marriage to advance gender equality in girls’ education and promoting women’s good health and well-being, leadership and financial inclusion in Nigeria in the 2018 financial year.