#EveryWomanListen! MEMORABLE QUOTES…

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MEMORABLE QUOTE…

Were you absent at the July edition of #EveryWomanListen!?

Or, you made it to the hangout?

Ok. Whichever of the group you belong, here is a quote from one of our panelists, Mr. Michael Awe who is a relationship counsellor.

Let’s give this a try. And abuse of women will be a thing of the past in our society.

Good morning. And have a fabulous day ahead!

FORD FOUNDATION PRESIDENT, DARREN WALKER COMMENDS MIAHWRA FOUNDER FOR ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVOLVEMENTS

IMG_9631Mr. Darren Walker, President of the FORD FOUNDATION Wednesday July 19th 2017 commended Ms. Tobore Ovuorie, founder of the Media Initiative Against Human trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) for her anti-human trafficking works.

Mr. Walker and Ms. Ovuorie met at AFRINOLLY, Lagos where they were guests of the latter.

Mr. Walker on a working visit to Nigeria spent over two hours at AFRINOLLY Lagos. AFRINOLLY, a creativity and technology hub partners with the FORD FOUNDATION.

FORD FOUNDATION grantees showed Mr. Walker some of the works they have done and are still doing with grants obtained from the global nonprofit. One of such works is AFRINOLLY’s forthcoming documentary on human trafficking which features Ms. Ovuorie.

AFRINOLLY showed a 20 minutes clip from the yet-to-be-released film.

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Mr. Walker and colleagues from the United States after the presentations, walked up to Ms. Ovuorie commending her for her remarkable anti-human trafficking works.

Ms. Ovuorie called on everyone at the gathering to join in ending human trafficking in Nigeria and the world.

“Human trafficking is real. Life never remains the same for survivors” she added.

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MIAHWRA FOUNDER WINS AWARD FOR ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ADVOCACY

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Ms. Tobore Mit Ovuorie, Founder/Executive Director of the Media Initiative Against Human trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) was Thursday July 13th, 2017 given an award for her anti-human trafficking advocacy involvements.

The recognition was courtesy the EDO WOMEN’s DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (EWDI) which commemorated her annual conference that day. Sex trafficking was brought to the fore at the event.

In attendance, among other renowned dignitaries were Prof. Yinka Omoregbe, attorney general of Edo state and the Edo state governor, Mr. Gaius Obaseki who revealed plans by his cabinet to tackle the socio-economic cancer of sex trafficking bedevilling the state.

Ms. Ovuorie said the award came as a surprise.

“I only went there as a moderator and to enjoy my stay while learning, unlearning and relearning. However, it is a pleasant surprise and I thank the Edo Women’s Development Initiative for the recognition” she said.

YOU SHOULD BE HERE TOMORROW…!!!

BE HERE TOMORROW…

You a man or woman?

You interested in a better world for women and children?

Or, interested in human right issues?

Then, you MUST be here tomorrow morning

Ifeoma Fafunwa and other renowned actresses such as Bimbo Akintola, Elvina Ibru and Joke Sylva will be presenting another scintillating edition of the stage production: HEAR WORD NAIJA WOMAN TALK TRUE.

The audience will then interact with them after the production.

VENUE: No. 52, Libreville Street, Off Aminu Kano Street, Wuse 2, FCT, Abuja.

TIME: 10am

MODERATOR: Tobore Mit Ovuorie ( Miahwra Miahwra Executive Director).

Thanks for sharing with your contacts and friends.

BE THERE! DON’T BE TOLD!!!

JULY 2017 EDITION OF EVERY WOMAN LISTEN! IS HERE AGAIN…

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IT IS HERE AGAIN…!!!

MIAHWRA  presents to you the July 2017 edition of her monthly hangout tagged: EVERY WOMAN LISTEN!

TOPIC: WHAT DO MEN REALLY WANT???

See attached postal for details.

Thanks for reading and sharing with your contacts, friends and family.

MIAHWRA Had A Very Progressive HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE…!

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MIAHWRA was at the Human Rights Radio, Abuja, this morning

The Miahwra (Media Initiative Against Human trafficking and Women Rights Abuse ) team met with Ordinary Ahmed Isah

He is the founder of Brekete Family Radio Show/Human Rights Radio

Great guy with a beautiful heart, he is!

We discussed human rights, Nigeria and the diaspora

We proffered solutions to the problems discussed

MIAHWRA team presented her anti-human trafficking anthology and pack to him

Ordinary Ahmed was excited reading from the poetry collection titled: “I Am Not To Be Sold!”

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR FORTHCOMING BABIES

More smiles on the way for the faces/lives of Women, Children & families!

#BeautifulWeekeendIndeed

Sincerely,
MIAHWRA Team

MORE NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS NOW ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING SAVVY!

 …MIAHWRA Educates About 200 HIGH School Kids

The Media Initiative Against Human trafficking and Women Rights Abuse ( MIAHWRA ) this week taught about 200 secondary school students how to be anti-human trafficking savvy.
Beginning on Monday March 27th at Cathrina International School, Gwarinmpa, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, MIAHWRA’s #IAmNotToBeSold #EndHumanTrafficking train moved through the city to the Government Secondary School Lugbe- a suburb in Abuja.
Targeting the final year Senior Secondary School Students (SSS 3) who are writing their final exams in preparation to moving onto the larger society, Ms. Tobore Ovuorie, Executive Director and Mr. Lawson Oviasogie, Head, Northern Operations of the nonprofit taught the students the ABC of human trafficking and how to prevent being trafficked.
Ms. Ovuorie told the students about the various ways traffickers now operate. However, she encouraged them to apply for scholarships abroad with very good high school results. “Legitimate travels is the way to go. If you don’t have needed travel documents, please, remain in Nigeria” she admonished the kids.
The curious students had several questions about human trafficking, while a student at the Government Secondary School, Lugbe, admitted to already being persuaded to be shipped off to Qatar after his exams.
“Since the person told me about coming to Qatar to be an electrician, it has occupied my mind for so long now. He said the travel will be free, and a job is awaiting me there” the 16 year old SSS 3 student told Ms. Ovuorie and Mr. Oviasogie after the outreach.
“I will go to the university to study electrical engineering. Thanks for telling us in the class that those ‘workand-live-free’ adverts are fake. I won’t make the mistake again” the young man added.
When schools resume for the third term academic session, MIAHWRA will be giving out scholarships to very outstanding but indigent students who can not afford their school fees or pay for external examination registration fees.
Admitting such students exist at the Government Secondary School Lugbe, the Principal and Vice Principal respectively agreed to make available a list of such students to MIAHWRA.

2017 VALENTINE DAY: Nigerian Secondary School Students Got Anti-humantrafficking Savvy

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A few scenes from the event

There is no better way to commemorate the St. Valentine Day than sharing vital information on self protection with children.

Over 150 secondary school students of Royal Kriston Group of Schools, Lagos  in Nigeria celebrated the 2017 valentine day learning the A-Z of human trafficking and how not to fall preys to traffickers.

When the Executive Director of the Media Initiative Against Human trafficking and Women Rights Abuse ( MIAHWRA ), Ms. Tobore Ovuorie, first picked the microphone and asked how many of the kids will love to go overseas at all cost, they all raised their hands.

While teaching the kids, majority of  who were hearing about  human trafficking for the first time, many of them were given copies of MIAHWRA’s human trafficking anthology titled ” I Am Not To Be Sold ” for free.

The school was equally given free copies.

The awareness outreach equally involved MIAHWRA’s Movieducate 4 Change (#M4C). The kids were shown a short film on human trafficking. Many of them were shocked at the horror victims of trafficking go through.

At the end of the session, when asked how many of them will love to go overseas at all cost, none of the students raised their hands.

“I won’t even follow you abroad if you approach me” a 2nd year Senior Secondary School Student told Ms. Ovuorie.

Very curious and worried about what they had watched in the short film, some of the students walked up to Ms. Ovuorie when she was close to the school’s exit gate. She was bombarded with very intelligent questions.

The helms woman of MIAHWRA however answered all the questions. She encouraged the students to come up with more questions and send them to her through the school authority.

The students of Royal Kriston Group of Schools are participating in MIAHWRA’s 2017 Short Stories Collection competition with the theme: I AM Not To Be Sold.

 

 

WHAT A NIGERIAN SAID ABOUT MIAHWRA’s FOUNDER

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Dammie Ojekunle and MIAHWRA’s Executive Director after February 15th 2017 #EndHumanTrafficking outreach at Royal Kriston Group of Schools, Lagos.

THIS GOT ME REFIRED, RE-ENERGIZED AND HUMBLED…!!!

By Dammie Ojekunle

God bless you real big (Tobore Mit Ovuorie)….

There’s no other person to deliver and spread the human trafficking word like you.

The highlight today for me was when you first took the mic and you asked the kids “Who wants to travel abroad?”

They all raised up their hands.

But before you dropped the mic, you asked the same question again.

Hmmm, I am convinced the little you have shared with them has opened up their mind and they are no longer ignorant of the word #HUMANTRAFFICKERS #HUMANTRAFFICKING

Thanks for letting me tag along. No better way to spend the day.

My name is Ojekunle Oluwadamilare #IAMNOTTOBESOLD.
I say no to human trafficking.
#MIAHWRA