Negative gender norms and stereotypes threaten the ability of all girls and boys to achieve their full potential. To address these negative stereotypes in Nigerian schools, I created the first Whisper Feminist School Club in Owerri through the NGO I founded Whisper to Humanity.
Over the last three years, this transformative campaign has built a continent-wide movement of feminist education advocates and inspired the creation of innovative tools to bridge gender equality gaps.
One of the most inspiring innovations so far has been the creation of board and card games. These are exciting, colorful games that enable young learners to better understand the dynamics of identity and gender. And a version for adult players that examines gender stereotypes in higher education and beyond has also gained popularity.
Over 700 copies of the Whisper feminist board game have been distributed since its launch in March 2022. The game collection aimed at students contains five engaging games, including body parts identification, gender roles dismantling, all encouraging reporting of abuse in learning spaces and beyond.