Illimin Programme

  • P Project/Program

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Key Information

Illimin is a programme to delay early marriage and pregnancy among adolescent girls, offers lessons on life skills and reproductive health in safe spaces set up in Sayam Forage and Kablewa refugee camps in Niger.

To date, the Illimin programme has enabled more than 150,000 adolescent girls, including 45,000 girls supported by the Global Programme, to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes to say no to child marriage in order to develop their full potential and participate fully in the development of their community. The programme has also promoted community dialogues to induce change and adoption of positive attitudes and behaviors towards investing in and supporting adolescent girls. These dialogues, which have reached nearly 350,000 Nigeriens, are organized around traditional chiefs, religious leaders and other power holders with the effective participation of adolescent girls, young boys, and parents, on issues related to child marriage, girls' education, reproductive health etc.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


Not applicable or unknown


The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and the Protection of the Child

Ministry Affiliation

The Niger Ministry for the Promotion of Women and the Protection of the Child


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Religious leaders

Participants include

  • Adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting)

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Life skills education

  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)