Monday, April 13, 2015
Ford’s Push for the Reproductive Rights of Young Women in the Niger Delta
The Ford Foundation has a keen interest in empowering women by expanding reproductive rights. But it's particularly attuned to the sexual and reproductive challenges facing young women, which makes a lot of sense, especially in Nigeria. Women in that country now have the highest fertility rate in the world, bearing 7.5 children on average.
The Ford Foundation recently awarded Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) a $120,000 grant for a project that addresses the reproductive health needs of young, out-of-school women in Rivers State in Nigeria....