Our vision is to see a society where all individuals are empowered to contribute towards growth and development irrespective of gender.
Committed towards the promotion of all-round development, Empowerment of Women, Young People and Community members Through training, capacity building and advocacy.
The goal of the organization is to empower women, young people, And community members to make them confident contributors to Development.
Core Values are Accountability, Gender Equality & Equity, Empowerment, Leadership, Mutual Respect, and Networking.
Who We Are
Daughters of Virtue & Empowerment Initiative (DOVENET); is an independent, non-profit organization working in Nigeria. The organization was established in year 2000 registered with CAC in the year 2005, with the vision to see a society where all individuals are empowered to contribute towards growth and development irrespective of gender; through advocacy, training & capacity building & empowerment, to strengthen and empower women and young people to make them confident contributors to development.
The Executive Director
Ugo Nnachi the Executive Director of Daughters of Virtue and Empowerment Initiative (DOVENET) belongs to a new generation of Nigerian women who have excelled in their chosen career through the unique attributes of hardwork, perseverance and determination. Ugo Nnachi is a Public Sector Professional with over 20 years of experience. She served in the public service and precisely with Ebonyi State and retired at the apex of her public service career as Head of Service of Ebonyi State in 2015.
DOVENET takes the message of Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) elimination to Ndiwamgba Community of Izzi LGA in Ebonyi State.
In continuation of her programme on the Elimination of Vesico Vagina Fistula, Daughters of Virtue and Empowerment Initiative (DOVENET) went to Ndiwangba Community in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state in continuation with her community awareness on measures to...
Daughters of Virtue and Empowerment Initiative (DOVENET) joined the United Nations (UN) to mark another International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (IDEOF) commemoration 2019 on the 23rd of May, 2019 with the theme ” Fistula is a human right violation – END IT NOW”....
Radio Phone-in Program DOVENET through the support of USAID/EngenderHealth Fistula Care Plus Project conducted several radio programs to promote, raise and increase public awareness of the Fistula Care Plus project and reached a wider audience and contribute long...
The FON-Fistula Initiative project is organized by Friends of Nigeria in association with the Daughters of Virtue and Empowerment Initiative.
DOVENET, through her concerted effort to curb the issue of fistula among women in the rural areas, has continued her partnership with the Friends of Nigeria (FON). With the support from FON, DOVENET, in the month of March 2020, implemented preventive and treatment...
DOVENET with the support of Friends of Nigeria (FON) Initiative had commenced work in Ikwo and Ohaukwu local government areas of Ebonyi state in order to curb the challenges caused by fistula in the state. Various activities such as town-hall meetings, community...
Oluchi Alieke (Ekka Ward, Ezza North LGA, Ebonyi State)
“I am a 48 years old woman. I gave birth to seven (7) children but one of them dies because I am poor and did not have money for treatment in the health facility. How I wish this intervention came earlier, I would not have lost my child. I am very happy because I do not need to lose any other child due to poverty. Now I must ensure that everyone hears about this”
Mrs Nworogu Odo (Oron Amagu Community, Ikwo LGA, Ebonyi State)
“I had the condition for so long”, she stated. “During Biafra war when I sit near people they run away from me because of the stench, but now I can sit anywhere. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and where I could go for help. Adding however that, through the awareness program Health sensitization by DOVENET to our community, I was able to know that the condition can be cured.”
Alfred Abah (Ebonyi State Ministry of Health)
I am glad that this is a political will by community stakeholders, health care providers and recipients of health care in the Ekka ward in order to achieve universal health care coverage.
Awo Chidi (Social Mobilization Officer [SMO] Ezza North LGA, Ebonyi State)
This is the most powerful and inclusive concept that DOVENET and its partners have ever given to us. It is entirely integrated and comprehensive because everybody has the right to health and should be able to access health services. We are now free from financial risks
Carolina Ogbuagu (Ekpaomaka Community, Ikwo LGA Ebonyi Sate)
“I developed fistula at my ninth delivery and I have been living with this condition for a year before DOVENET and its team came to our community to create awareness of fistula, its preventive method and treatment. I am happy because I have been repaired through referral by DOVENET”