Our Story

We almost didn’t happen…
Our founder, Hauwa, following years of extreme mood cycles had a near suicide attempt that gave birth to this movement in April 2016. People shouldn’t have to live in shame or silence because of their mental health. People deserve love, hope and support, and a chance at a better life in spite of their mental health.

Who We Are

She Writes Woman is a women-led movement of love hope and support that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria.

Our Vision

To create better lives for Nigerians by improving the way they think, feel and behave

What We Do

Leading a movement that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria.

Taking back the misinformed narrative about mental health by telling new stories to change attitudes and behaviours

Connecting help with hope

Normalizing the mental health conversation

How We Work

Education and awareness

Advocacy and policy influence

Innovative and sustainable solutions.

With Whom

Individuals

Groups

Schools

Work places

Communities

Government

Our Core Beneficiaries

Women & Girls

Men & Boys

Young People

Where We Work

Our History

2016
17 April

She Writes Woman was birthed

July

Launched Nigeria first privately held 24/7 helpline

Oct

Initiated Safe Place; the first-ever monthly support groups in Nigeria

2017
Jan

Inaugural edition of Hope Visits to underserved people in psychiatric facilities

April

Awarded the 2017 Possibilities Award by the Inspired Women of Worth

April

Received the BellAfricana ACE Award for Best Creative Social Enterprise 2017

2018
Jan

LLA Top 100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women

June

Honoured as one of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winners 2018

Aug

Airtel Nigeria donates Safe Place Nigeria - Africa’s premier walk-in life clinic for young people - as part of its Airtel Touching Lives CSR

Oct

AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Scholarship to One Young World

Oct

Inaugurated into the One Young World Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence Collective

Nov

Received the MTV Europe Music Generation Change Award

OUR TEAM

Udo Okonjo

Chair, Board of Trustees

Hauwa Ojeifo

Founder & Executive Director

Nkechi Ofoegbu

Company Secretary

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