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Ongoing Projects

DEEPENING TB MOVEMENT AND THE USE OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN TB RESPONSE 

Lawyers Alert is implementing the Deepening TB Movement and the Use of Law and Human Rights in TB Response project in five African Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.

The project has a two-pronged approach. To engage parliamentarians and the judiciary through law and policy reform for remedies for PATBs whose rights are violated, including a justice system that is sensitized with PATB rights. Secondly, is to create an empowered TB movement that will be carry out advocacies and other interventions towards reducing stigma and discrimination and promotion of PATB rights. 

This will be achieved through community rights and gender interventions, including community -led monitoring and strategic impact litigation. This project is funded by the STop TB Partnership.

This project underscores the significance of integrating human rights principles into TB laws and policies. By addressing legal gaps, promoting accountability, and documenting rights violations associated with TB, the project will substantially contribute to the ongoing efforts to combat TB in Africa and improve access to justice for all.

ADVANCING CAPACITY AND REDUCING VULNERABILITY IN NIGERIA PROJECT

In partnership with EJAF, this project is focused on protecting the rights of sexual minorities, particularly, MSM, and contributing not just to ending HIV but also laws that are barriers to this.  Lawyers Alert is strengthening and equipping small and medium-size sexual minority organizations and community leaders to carry out evidence-based advocacy and confidently and effectively change narratives and reduce violations and vulnerability of the communities. This will ultimately result in strong, resilient, and sustainable local SRHR responses that challenge stigma and discrimination and eliminate barriers to freedom and service access.

Project locations: Benue, Nasarawa, and Plateau States of North Central Nigeria 

MAINSTREAMING CIVIL SOCIETY VOICES IN GOVERNANCE.

This is an intervention by Lawyers Alert, funded by the FCDO under the Situation Room. that mobilised and empowered 20 civic groups in Benue State. The project focused on holding the government accountable and engaging with it to develop a strategic framework for fulfilling its promises.

 

The project focus is on improving government efficiency through increased citizen participation, awareness creation and mainstreaming citizens' voices in governance. Specific demands are that the Benue State government delivers on its promise of a roadmap to the return of IDPs to their ancestral homes, review of the VAPP law and signing up to the OGP.

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