Stepping Stones Nigeria’s advocacy work shines a light on some of the most challenging issues facing Nigerian children today. We educate, persuade and assist a huge range of different groups to uphold child rights, and we work diligently to ensure governments fulfil their responsibilities to children.
1/ Raise awareness within Nigeria and the international community about child rights in the Niger Delta.
2/ Encourage and support different groups to understand, defend and uphold the rights of Niger Delta children more effectively.
How we do this:
1/ We act as a voice for vulnerable and exploited children from the Niger Delta through publicising their stories in order to make the world aware of what is happening to them.
2/ We lobby key policy makers in governments and the international community to make the changes needed to guarantee that all Nigerian children enjoy their rights.
3/ We work with local communities in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways to support them to better uphold child rights.
4/ We support research and collect data on child rights abuses to ensure we have a clear evidence base for our work.
SSN’s advocacy team works with various key groups in order to improve child rights protection across the Niger Delta:
Nigerian Federal government
Nigerian State governments
European and American governments
Individuals & communities
Civil society, UN & academia
Nigerian grassroots NGOs
Academics and researchers
Getting involved with our advocacy work is one of the key ways in which you can support SSN and help the children of the Niger Delta. Find out more here.