Gender and Safeguarding is indispensable in fostering inclusiveness and diversity. When discussing a safe society for all, gender and safeguarding always emerge on the top list.

Due to its importance, gender and safeguarding requires the efforts of individuals, communities, institutions, and stakeholders from all sectors. Accordingly, the Terra Academy for the Arts (TAFTA) is at the forefront of gender safeguarding advocacy.

Terra Academy for the Arts (TAFTA) through its experienced teams, implements a gender and safeguarding policy to ensure equality for all. You will read about TAFTA’s gender and safeguarding policy at the end of the post. However, at the moment, TAFTA has a message for you through its team of experts.

Gender and Safeguarding Lead at TAFTA

Gender and Safeguarding Lead at TAFTA

Ibukun Owolabi is the Gender & Safeguarding Lead at TAFTA. She oversees the conduct and behavior of all Employees and Partners of TAFTA across the 3 states (Lagos, Ogun, and Kano) towards our Participants.

In light of her duties, her unique quality lies in her ability to effectively promote safety, inclusiveness, diversity, empathy, and accountability. Ms. Ibukun prioritizes creating an environment that welcomes diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Simultaneously, she’s committed to implementing robust safeguarding measures to ensure the well-being of all participants of TAFTA’s intervention and individuals within its department.

Why Gender and Safeguarding Matter

The issue of discrimination and inequality are issues that affect all individuals regardless of gender. This is to say that women, children, and gender minorities are predisposed to various forms of harm including but not limited to abuse, sexual assault, exploitation, and trafficking. 

Also, gender norms and stereotypes create a gap in the way individuals can access certain opportunities. Safeguarding is an effective method of bridging the gap and ensuring inclusivity and diversity.

Key Principles of TAFTA Gender and Safeguarding

TAFTA Gender and safeguarding spans several key principles including, Intersectionality, Inclusivity, Empowerment, and Accountability. These key principles guide its experts in their efforts to create safe and inclusive environments.

TAFTA understands and recognizes that gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, or other events happening in your life influence how vulnerable you become.  TAFTA also works to ensure that its safeguarding policies and services are accessible and responsive to the needs of populations at risk of gender-related issues.

In addition to the above, TAFTA promotes autonomy, and self-determination for all individuals, particularly marginalized groups. Knowing that gender and safeguarding issues are a mix of different factors that can affect victims’ safety and what risks they might face, TAFTA gender and safeguarding policies hold everyone accountable for keeping each other safe and treating each other with respect.

Frequently Asked Question

What type of gender and safeguarding issues should you report to


TAFTA accepts all reports on issues that violate safeguarding concerns. You can contact the Gender & Safeguarding Lead at TAFTA for more information.

How do you file a gender and safeguarding report to


You can file all safeguarding-related reports to the contact address below. Make sure to adhere to all guidelines you receive to make filing your reports successful.

How does TAFTA maintain confidentiality?

TAFTA ensures anonymity while addressing safeguarding concerns unless the report says otherwise.