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  • Our Story
    Women and adolescent girls in Nigeria experience a disproportionately high burden of sexual and reproductive health disparities that affect their well-being. Founded in 2020 by Zainab Sulaiman, Ohlese was born from the desire to reduce these disparities by providing women and girls in underserved communities the sustainable tools to be creators of their own lives through sustainable methods. At Ohlese, we envision the complete physical, mental and financial well-being of women and girls in Nigeria, the diaspora, and across the world. To address these health disparities, we strive to provide quality health education, improve access to services, and advocate for transformative change in systems that continue to oppress them. Achieving equity for women and girls when they are equipped with the economic and social resources to make healthy, informed decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction.
  • Our Vision
    Sexual and reproductive freedom for women and girls.
  • Our Mission
    To equip women and girls with the knowledge and access to make healthy, informed decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction.
  • Our Plan
    To do direct outreach in communities with women and girls, provide honest and accurate sex education, advocate to influence laws and policies, and create transformative change for a just world where all are free to exercise bodily autonomy and live full lives.

About us

We are a feminist, women-led organization working to advance sexual, maternal and reproductive health and create a just world where all are free to exercise bodily autonomy and live full lives.

We approach our work through a robust framework that emphasizes the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, control our respective lives, sexualities and gender, work, decision to have children or not have children, and parent said children in safe and sustainable communities.

 

This framework demands that we dismantle the systems of oppression and replace them with systems that ensure that every woman is able to exercise bodily autonomy, is able to live their life without fear for themselves or their families, and are equipped with the resources necessary to live with dignity.

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