The project “Advocacy for the Prohibition of Child Marriage in Agege and Mushin Northern
Settler Communities in Lagos State” was implemented within a year and was funded by the
Public Health Institute, Oakland, USA, under its RISE UP Initiative.
The project helped community heads and members understand the ills of child marriage as a violation of the
fundamental human rights of the girl child and a criminal act punishable by the law in Lagos
state. The project, Strengthened capacity of the community heads of Agege and Mushin northern
settler communities to formally denounce and sanction the practice of child marriage in their
communities. The project also strengthened Alliance with CSOs, media, young women and girls
in northern settler communities of Agege and Mushin in Lagos state to eliminate Child marriage.