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Facing the fire: The Brutal Reality of Homophobia in Nigeria.

Dearest Reader, Few experiences match the feeling of being ostracised by an entire nation, but for the LGBTQI community in Nigeria, this sense of isolation is a daily reality. There’s hardly a day that passes without encountering hate, with queer content now ubiquitous across blogs, whether for engagement or as clickbait—motivations we can only speculate. …

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PRIDE EVENT: BACK TO OUR ROOTS RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE

Opening Remark and Introduction: The event kicked off with an opening remark from Akudo Oguaghamba, she gave a brief talk about the purpose of the event, which was to celebrate our cultural diversity as queer people, and she promised the participants that it was going to be a fun and enjoyable day for all. After …

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: A GUIDE IN CASES OF UNLAWFUL ARREST BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

Police arrest and incarceration are common in Nigeria for probable or non-probable cause, reasonable or non-reasonable suspicion, with or without investigation. However, as a citizen, it behooves you to know your rights and guard them jealously against infringements. Note that one does not have the right to resist arrest. The arrestee may not have that …

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Photovoice: International Human Rights Day

WHER Initiative conducted a Photovoice exhibition on the 16th of December 2018 in commemoration of the annual International Human Rights Day celebrated every 10th December. The purpose of this event is to create an avenue for LBQ women to gain knowledge on culture, human rights and sexuality and to tell the stories of violations experienced …

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Building the Capacity of Media Personnel’s in Nigeria on Human Rights and Gender Diversity

To sensitize Media personnel on the issues that concern Sexual Minority Persons and establish working relationships with Media personnel for future collaborations, WHER conducted a To sensitize Media personnel on the issues that concern Sexual Minority Persons and establish working relationships with Media personnel for future collaborations, WHER conducted a capacity building workshop on 11th …

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Improving lives: Empowering Sexual Minority Women in Nigeria

Women’s Health & Equal Rights Initiative [WHER] has kicked off the first part of its ‘Pathways to Empowering Sexual Minority Women in Nigeria’ project with two workshops held in Abuja. The project aims to strengthen sexual minority women by psychologically empowering them and enhancing their capacity to become more financially stable. The workshops tagged ‘Psychological …

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Rights Every Nigerian Woman Should Know

This new book serves as a resource for coping with the human rights-related challenges that straight and lesbian women face: rape, forced marriage, domestic violence, and blackmail. The 50-page cartoon-filled book presents simple summaries of Nigerian laws, including the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act and laws governing inheritance, families, bail, landlords, and tenants. It also clarifies …

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