Directory of Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Responders and Service Providers in Nigeria.
Orange Pages is a directory of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Responders and Service Providers in Nigeria. This initiative complements previous and ongoing efforts aimed at addressing GBV and ensuring holistic support for GBV survivors.
The pressing and distressing surge in gender-based violence incidents underscores the necessity for vulnerable populations, including women, girls, children, and individuals with disabilities, to have access to precise and authenticated contact information of government institutions, shelters, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs), civil society organizations, and experts who offer a wide range of services, guidance, and referrals to victims and survivors of GBV in Nigeria.
The choice of the color “orange” is in alignment with the United Nations’ adoption of the color to symbolize the aspiration for “a brighter future, free of violence.” It serves as a powerful symbol of unity in the collective effort to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence, especially those perpetrated against women and girls.
We published and publicized a Google form designed for the collection of contact details pertaining to individuals and organizations involved in responding to gender-based violence and providing services in Nigeria. Simultaneously, we compiled contact information from relevant groups and projects.
Subsequently, we conducted a thorough validation and verification process. This involved cross-referencing individual responders with reputable NGOs to ensure their credibility. Our team also reached out to all individuals and organizations to authenticate their details, examine their digital presence, and confirm the accuracy of the provided contact information. Contacts that were unreachable or untraceable were removed from the Orange Pages.
It is important to note that all collected contact information is safeguarded in accordance with Invictus Africa’s Data Protection Policy, available at www.invictusafrica.org/dataprotectionpolicy. Additionally, we obtained consent from the individuals and organizations to publish and promote their information in the Orange Pages.
The Orange Pages do not contain the contact details of all the gender-based violence responders and service providers in Nigeria due to several constraints. These limitations include a low response rate to our enlistment call, limited outreach efforts, and a lack of awareness among government institutions, civil society organizations, and individuals who should have participated in the enlistment process.
Nevertheless, we remain committed to expanding the Orange Pages in future editions. We will persistently endeavor to include a broader array of responders and service providers. To achieve this, we will continue to seek collaborations with relevant government bodies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to gather the necessary information and consolidate similar directories during the updates and subsequent releases of the Orange Pages.