MenEngage Nigeria started in July 2018 under the Secretariat of Society for the Empowerment of Rural People (SIRP). Founded in 1988, SIRP is committed to working with rural people towards poverty alleviation and their overall empowerment in a sustainable manner.
The organisation pursues its vision with a clear vision, which is “to be a civil society organisation role model in providing voice and services to the less privileged and vulnerable segments of society.”
And its mission is “to promote quality service delivery that would improve the living conditions of the people, while ensuring true partnership, accountability and good governance.”
SIRP works in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), drug demand reduction through prevention, education and awareness, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT), treatment and referrals.
Q+A with Dr Chris Ugwu, Co-Ordinator of MenEngage Nigeria
Nigeria is the latest and newest country to start a MenEngage network in Africa. Established by the Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP Nigeria), the network joined the Alliance in July 2018. In our effort to introduce the network to our partners and friends, we asked Dr Chris Ugwu, Executive Director of SIRP Nigeria and Co-Ordinator of MenEngage Nigeria five questions about the network. We hope the answers will provide you some insight into the newest member of our family.