I don’t know what your first time was like, but I didn’t talk to my mum before, or even after. I imagined it would be a very awkward conversation, even more awkward because I was planning to do it in a very public place with many other people…
This is Michelle’s story of her first activist experience. Press Play button to hear her full story.
Michelle is a member of Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative (WHER), an organization working with sexual minority women aged 18-30 years old in Nigeria. If ‘outed’ LBTQI women faced physical and verbal violence from their friends, family, and even the state government.
Responding to this environment, WHER runs a safe and confidential online platform for LBTQI youth to access information and connect with each other.
We believe that groups like WHER are key to ensuring that young women, girls, and trans*youth in Nigeria can enjoy a life of happiness, freedom, and equal rights.
That’s why FRIDA is here. To amplify the work of groups like WHER. Because the more resources young feminists groups have, the more people they can reach, the better their impact can be, and the more sustainable their organizing will become.
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Why is your support important?
In order to run their platform, WHER needs a web domain to host their online platform, educational materials to share on the platform, and volunteers to lead and moderate discussions. This isn’t possible without financial resources.
If you donated $25 a month, you could cover internet costs for a group like WHER for an entire year.
If you donated $100 today, you could support groups to offer small stipends to young feminist volunteers who offer their time and dedication to run activities outside of their normal day jobs. These stipends symbolize appreciation and motivation for volunteers, but also cover costs like their transportation and meals.
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Thank you for being a continued supporter of our work!