As a result of BHI outreach activities, more young people have become assertive and proactive on issues of Gender Based Violence especially rape and sexual harassment. We have noticed an increase in the reports of rape cases as against the culture of silence that was practiced before. BHI has facilitated the recovery of over 30 sexually abused girls.
Young people now have a youth friendly and safe space to clear their doubts on issues of their sexuality as BHI provides them with services and care. We get fulfillment in the behavioural changes in the youth that we have reached. Our evaluation indicates a reduction in unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion among our reached youth.
BraveHeart has been able to deal with the myth on HIV/AIDS and the conservative view on sexuality education and gender disparities in Akoko Edo Local Government, as more positive response is received each day.
BraveHeart Initiative for Youth & Women takes pride in being the pace setter, youth led, organization developing and empowering young people at Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria.
On the 5th of December, 2011 BraveHeart Initiative was awarded as an ANTI-RAPE NGO CHAMPION by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development in Nigeria.