WSCIJ to present a media justice status report on SGBV Sept 21

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will publicly present a media justice status report on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria on Wednesday 21 September 2022, titled ‘Missing data, missing justice’. The report, which is an activity under its 2021 Report Women! Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) funded by Open Society Foundation Africa, provides empirical evidence on SGBV issues as reported in the media and their status in the criminal justice process.   A Professor of law and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons,…

INT’L HUMANITARIAN DAY: NHRC donates items to survivors of SGBV

As the World commemorated the 2022 International Humanitarian Day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reaffirmed commitments to assist victims of human rights violations as it presents items to survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Abuja.   At the official presentation of the item which include foodstuffs, books, mosquito nets, etc. the Executive Secretary of the Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN stated that assisting victims of human rights violations and abuse is at the center of the Commission’s activities which is in line with its mandate and…

NHRC unveils access code, to ease complaints on SGBV April 1

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has developed a short code (6472) to serve as easy access to the Commission and other relevant stakeholders on complaints on human rights violations, especially those bothering on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).       The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu (SAN) who made this disclosure on Tuesday at the High-Level Multi-Agency Task Team (HiMAT) program for “assessing the extent of implementation of the VAPP Act at the headquarters of the NHRC Abuja stated that the access code will become operational…

NHRC,House of Eden unveil Intellectual Pageant to promote Human Rights in Africa

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set explore new strategies involving beauty of knowledge, ideas and intellect to showcase human rights culture throughout the African continent, targeting the youths. Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. made this disclosure in his welcome address at the official unveiling of the Human Rights Africa International Pageant in Abuja, a product of collaboration between the Commission and House of Eden, a non-governmental organisations.  According to the NHRC Boss, in the course of the project, delegates will be tested on…

SGBV: NHRC reunites family of six, as it donates to Dorothy Njemanze foundation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has re-united a family of six after two months of estrangement occasioned by dehumanizing acts domestic violence.  While reuniting the family, the Executive Secretary of the Commission Tony ojukwu stated that in line with the mandate of the Commission, protection of families affected by domestic violence and lack of parental responsibility will always be a top priority. He said the Commission had earlier received complaints from the survivor, on alleged incessant assault and threat by her husband.  In order to safeguard her life, the…

SGBV : NHRC Boss reiterates commission’s resolve to enforce human rights

The Executive Secretary NHRC, Tony Ojukwu Esq, has reiterated the Commissions commitment to protect, promote and enforce human rights of Nigerians and those living in the country.   Mr.Ojukwu gave the assurance during the second round of the Special Investigation Panel on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.   The NHRC boss who also Chaired the panel stated that violence based on gender considerations was a global challenge facing all spheres of human society irrespective of their levels of development.   According to him,…

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative committed to protection of women, children from SGBV – UNDP Country Rep

The UNDP and EU have reiterated their commitment to the ongoing implementation of Spotlight Initiative to ensure a better protection of the rights of women and children, which have needlessly been violated over the years in Nigeria. The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. The UNDP Country Representative, Mr. Mohammed Yahaya who stated this in Abuja at a High Level workshop for human rights defenders in support for victims…