It’s not easy being a woman in Niger. The odds are especially high for women to drop out of high school, get married young (17 is the average age), or be displaced due to climate change, insecurity or humanitarian crisis! What happens to women in Niger, though, doesn’t stay in Niger alone. It impacts the whole region and ultimately, the global fight for women’s rights and climate justice.
Together with Sani Ayouba Abdou (Director of Young Volunteers for the Environment in Niger) and Lou Compernolle (Advocacy Program Lead at OASIS), we talk about the solutions that will help women overcome barriers and live secure and healthy lives.
I bet you know that the world is interconnected. But did you know that alleviating poverty and improving public health can contribute to stronger conservation of wild animals and thus, smoother coexistence? Listen to my interview with award-winning conservationist Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.
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Lou Compernolle is a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights expert with over two decades of experience. She currently works as Advocacy Program Lead at OASIS, a nonprofit promoting education and choice for women and girls in the Sahel.
Sani Ayouba Abdou is a program manager with more than ten years of experience working with communities on education, youth development, and environmental issues. He’s the Executive Director of Young Volunteers for the Environment in Niger, a nonprofit focusing on sustainable development, climate change and youth leadership.