Watch Olufunke Baruwa discuss Ford’s efforts to support individuals and groups working to address gender-based violence in Nigeria. In this Harvard Series recording, Funke explores the basis for the work, what it hopes to achieve and change, the drivers of violence against women, and an ambitious campaign against rape that is underway.
From 2000 to 2015, Funke was a Program Officer at the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund and National Poverty Eradication Programme; Gender Advisor at the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs (now SDGs); and as a Technical Assistant on Research, Policy & Planning in the Ministry of Communication and Digital Technology
In 2015, Funke was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund Nigerian Women Trust Fund – a technical and financial resource for women in politics and decision making in Nigeria where she set the strategic vision and mobilized resources. Prior to assuming the role of C.E.O of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund she served on the Board of Directors of the Fund from 2011-2015 and in 2018, she was appointed co-Chair of the Board of Directors.
Funke is currently the Program Officer for the Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice (GREJ-I) at the Ford Foundation’s Office for West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria where she leads the Foundation’s commitment to supporting women’s rights to address violence against women and girls.
Olufunke Baruwa will discuss Ford’s efforts to support individuals and groups working to address gender-based violence in Nigeria. She will explore the basis for the work, what it hopes to achieve and change, the drivers of violence against women, and an ambitious campaign against rape that is underway.
Listen to the live recording via Zoom using the Passcode – 183001. My contributions from ’23:00
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Independence Day Dialogue with Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Senior Fellow CDD WestAfrica & Olufunke Baruwa, Program Officer @FordFoundation?
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