OUR FIGHT IS FOR..

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Although women’s rights are clearly illustrated in Nigeria’s constitution these rights remain theoretical and are rarely put to practice. As a result Nigerian women suffer from constant degrading to inferior positions in society. Common concerns amongst Nigerian women are:

  • Sexual harassment in the workplace and school
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forced Marriages
  • Sexual Violence, Rape and Defilement

 

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CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

There is a significant need to improve the legal protection of children in Nigeria. Common concerns amongst Nigerian children are:

  • Living on the streets/Street hawking
  • Drug abuse
  • Human trafficking
  • Child domestic abuse
  • Child Labor

According to UNICEF's most recent report to the African Union on the rights and welfare of the Nigerian child, 10,000 children are in prison and detention centers across the country. Child offenders are often treated as adults and as a result mixed with adults in prisons. Many are convicted and jailed without ever making contact with social workers or due process..

 

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GENERAL CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS + BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 Where the oppressed are unaware of their rights and are left without access to legal representation citizens rights are in essence nonexistent. In 2015, Amnesty International reported that almost 70% of the 55,000 people held in Nigeria's overcrowded prisons have been convicted but have been waiting trial. As a result, Nigerians suffer from:

  • Basic Human Rights violation perpetrated by corrupt Law enforcement Officials, Corporations, and other civilians
  • Lack of efficient legal representation upon being charged with an offense leading to gross violations of civil/ human rights
  • Land Displacements/ Forcible Evictions
  • Torture
  • Arbitrary Arrests/ Unlawful Detention
  • Land Pollution by Corporate Entities

 

 

"Human rights are inalienable and indivisible and every human being is born with their own human rights...these rights must be respected by everyone."

-Mary Mayenfish-Tobin