Advocacy

ADVOCACY

Advocacy Kits and Documents

To support family planning advocacy in each of the three States and beyond, NURHI 2 assisted Advocacy Core Groups (ACGs) to develop advocacy kits, and prepared a number of training materials, monographs, articles and write ups documenting the advocacy process.


Advocacy Kits


NURHI 2 worked with Advocacy Core Groups in Kaduna, Lagos, Oyo and Kano States to develop advocacy kits. In Kaduna and Oyo States, ACGs reviewed and updated existing advocacy kits developed under NURHI 1 based on the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey and NURHI 1 Endline Survey. In Lagos and Kano States, where NURHI 1 did not work, ACGs created new Advocacy Kits. Each advocacy kit contains a fact sheet and policy briefs targeting religious and traditional leaders, policy makers, legislature, and the media. Kaduna and Kano State Advocacy Kits also include briefs for men as heads of families. NURHI 2 pre-tested kits with policy leaders, legislature, media, religious and community leaders to determine their appropriateness and acceptability. Following pre-tests, ACGs and NURHI 2 further reviewed, refined, printed and shared the kits for use by family planning advocates in each State.


Advocacy Documents


NURHI 2 wrote and contributed to briefs, monographs, training materials, reports, and articles to support family planning advocacy and scale up of effective advocacy approaches. NURHI 2 produced the following documents;

Christian Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in Nigeria (Dec 2017) in English

Islamic Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Childbirth Spacing in Nigeria (August 2017) in English


Sermon Notes on the Christian Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in Nigeria in English

Sermon Notes on Islamic Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Childbirth Spacing in Nigeria in English

Christian Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in Nigeria in Hausa

Islamic Perspectives on Reproductive Health and Childbirth Spacing in Nigeria (2019) in Arabic


Building Inter-Faith Alliances for Family Planning/Childbirth Spacing in Nigeria: Key learnings from Faith based Champions, October 2017

Advocacy Based Townhall Meetings: Linking Communities to Policy Makers (A policy Brief).


Impactful Advocacy for Childbirth Spacing in Kano State (Monograph)

Kano Voices for Childbirth Spacing (2017) (Monograph)


Working with Bloggers to Promote Childbirth Spacing in Kano State (2017) (Monograph)

Working with Muslim Religious Leaders (Ulema) to Promote Childbirth Spacing in Kano State (2017)


Policy Environment Score (PES): Measuring the Degree to which the Policy Environment in Kano State Supports Effective Policies and Programmes for Reproductive Health, February 2017

Effective Reporting on Family Planning: A Training Manual for Media Practitioners (2018).


NURHI 2 contributed to the following documents and article:

NURHI Phase 1 (2009 – 2015)

Phase 1 of NURHI was implemented in six cities (Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria). According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, it contributed to significant increases in contraceptive prevalence in these cities.

NURHI Phase 1 (2009 – 2015)

Phase 1 of NURHI was implemented in six cities (Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria).According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, it contributed to significant increases in contraceptive prevalence in these cities.