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Security and Access to Justice

COVID-19: CALL FOR COMPLAINTS FROM WOMEN AND WOMEN GROUPS

22rd June 2020

Lawyers Alert monitors and documents human rights violations, as well as provides free legal assistance to women and girls in Nigeria. We are aware of the violation of the rights of women during the lockdown associated with COVID-19 as evidenced in the media, both social and traditional. Several human rights agencies, including the National Human Rights Commission, has documented several of this.

ADVOCACY VISIT TO LAWYERS ALERT BY RIGHT TO LIFE INITIATIVE

20th January 2020

Right to Life Initiative, a Key and Affected Population (KAP) focused organization paid an advocacy visit to Lawyers Alert on the 20th of January, 2020 to discuss issues of mutual interest and strengthening of ties between the two organizations.

REPORT OF A ONE-DAY MEETING ON THE TRAINING ON THE USE OF LAWYERS ALERT DOCUMENTATION TOOL “LADOCKT

22nd January 2020

Overview/Meeting Objectives:
The meeting had the following objectives;
1) To understand the scope of petty offences and SRHR violations
2) To enhance participants skills on reporting and documenting petty offences and SRHR
violations.
3) Modus for documentation.

 

LAWYERS ALERTS’ OFFICE AND THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION (OSF) DISCUSS SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE

6th February 2020

On the 6th of February 2020, a representative of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Open Society Foundation (OSF) and Lawyers Alert rubbed minds on the shrinking civic space and notable Bills like NGO Bill, Social Media Bill, False Information Bill, etc. before the Nigeria parliament. At this meeting were Jeff and Anita from OSF, while LA was represented by Olayemi, Blessing, Roseline, and Bamidele.

REPORT OF A COURTESY VISIT TO LAWYERS ALERTS’ OFFICE BY THE VOICE OF DISABILITY INITIATIVE (VDI). 

6th, February 2020

On the 6th of February 2020, representatives of the Voice of Disability Initiative (VDI) paid Lawyers Alert a courtesy visit towards mapping organizations working on I. Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE), ii. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), iii. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), iv. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and v. Harmful Practices (HP) in the FCT. The mapping is part of their EU-UN Joint Spotlight Initiative on Ending all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.  

16 DAYS ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

25th November 2019

16 days of activism is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November every year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. To this end, Lawyers Alert as a Rights-Based Organization with a focus on Women and Gender issues joined the rest of the World to commemorate those days. 

REPORT OF A ONE-DAY MEETING ON INTRODUCING A MONITORING AND DOCUMENTATION TOOL FOR PETTY OFFENCES IN NIGERIA. 

28th November 2019

Overview/Meeting Objectives:

The meeting had the following objectives;

1) Introduce the expanded Monitoring and Documentation tool “LADOCKT” to partners and’

2) Train partners on how to use LADOCKT to monitor and document petty offences.

Towards The Decriminalization Of Petty Acts In Nigeria By Lawyers Alert In Partnership With Open Society Initiative For West Africa

15th, October  2019

Overview/Meeting Objectives:
The meeting had the following objectives;
1) Adoption of the Action Plan of the Alliance for the Decriminalization of Petty Offenses in
Nigeria and;
2) Tracking and documenting petty offenses in Nigeria

TWO DAY MEETING ON THE EFFECT OF HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN AKWA IBOM STATE.

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The training commenced with registration and introduction of participants. Thereafter, Roseline Ogehenebrume, Director Program, Lawyers Alert, delivered a welcome address as she acknowledged all participants present. She also thanked participants for making out time for the training despite the short notice and asked them to be participatory and interactive.
 

STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DEVELOP TRACKING MECHANISMS ON PETTY OFFENCES IN NIGERIA.

15th, October 2019

Lawyers Alert will on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 facilitate a meeting of petty offenses actors in Nigeria on the Decriminalization of Petty Offences in Nigeria (ADPON) & its Partners in FCT,Abuja, with the objectives of adopting the Action plan of the Alliance and discuss on possible ways of tracking & documenting Petty Offences in Nigeria towards periodic publication of scientific data to be used for Advocacy purposes.

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