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.
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.
Our Core Beneficiaries
Women & Girls
Men & Boys
She Writes Woman was birthed
Launched Nigeria first privately held 24/7 helpline
Initiated Safe Place; the first-ever monthly support groups in Nigeria
Inaugural edition of Hope Visits to underserved people in psychiatric facilities
Awarded the 2017 Possibilities Award by the Inspired Women of Worth
Received the BellAfricana ACE Award for Best Creative Social Enterprise 2017
LLA Top 100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women
Honoured as one of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winners 2018
Airtel Nigeria donates Safe Place Nigeria - Africa’s premier walk-in life clinic for young people - as part of its Airtel Touching Lives CSR
AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Scholarship to One Young World
Inaugurated into the One Young World Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence Collective
Received the MTV Europe Music Generation Change Award
Chair, Board of Trustees
Founder & Executive Director