Engaging Religious Leaders in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality, and Gender Equality: Field Experiences From the Show Project in Sokoto State, Nigeria

This knowledge brief is one of many publications documenting learning from the 4.5-year Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country effort to help reduce maternal and child mortality amongst vulnerable women and children, including adolescent girls in underserved regions, that was funded by Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian public. The brief describes the programmatic benefits, challenges, and outcomes of working with religious leaders in Sokoto State, Nigeria, and aims to inform future efforts to engage faith-based communities on gender equality–related initiatives. This brief is intended for Plan International Canada, its partners, health policymakers, and related communities of practice.