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Equal Health & Rights Access Advocacy Initiative (EHRAAI)

I work in Southern Region of Nigeria.I work as a strategic Information Officer and Paralegal. It includes:

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Women's Rights

EHRAAI is a Peer-led Initiative that focuses on Harm Reduction, Research and Human Capacity Development .We are a non- profit ,non- governmental organization situated in Lagos with geographical coverage within south west and south-south Nigeria registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (RC 86387) and Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA).

  • We are a peer-based organization that is Run-by and for People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) and also expand our services to other vulnerable groups ( Out-of school Youths and Women living with HIV).
  •  We are Harm Reduction and Social Development Advocates.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

  • We are committed to reducing human rights related stigma/ discrimination affecting PWUDs and other vulnerable persons in Nigeria through Information Sharing, Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening.

 

OUR VISION STATEMENT

  • A Nigeria society that upholds dignity of all its citizens.

 

OUR GOAL

  • Contribute to the social development of marginalized persons in Nigeria

 

OUR THEMATIC AREAS INCLUDES:

 

  • Harm Reduction Intervention
  • Drug Policy Reforms Advocacy.
  • Sexual /Reproductive Health Intervention .
  • Community home-based Support Services
  • Socio-Economic Support Services.
  • M&E, Research and Learnings

People Associated With This Organization

Tope Nelson Fadeni

Nigeria  
Equal Health & Rights Access... (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health
My Name is Barrister Fadeni Tope Nelson,a lawyer by profession, i work with Equal Health and Rights Access Advocacy Initiative (EHRAAI) a Persons Who Inject Drugs(PWIDs) , a key population Community health and Rights focused organization promoting harm reduction, prevention of violence and human rights education for People Who Inject Drugs(PWIDs)& Prison Inmates on
-legal& Drug Policy Education through capacity development of PWIDs to become community paralegals,
-Legal counseling and advice; mediation and dispute resolution between PWIDs and Law Enforcement Officials , legal aid and representation .
- Conducting Drug Law and Access to Justice Reforms Advocacy for PWIDs and Prison Inmates whose health rights and fair hearing has been violated.

My Role as a human rights Officer
is to monitors, reports on and attempts to redress violations of the civil, social, cultural and political rights basic to humankind, as initially defined by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

My role of an advocate is to offer independent support to those who feel they are not being heard and to ensure they are taken seriously and that their rights are respected. It is also to assist people to access and understand appropriate information and services.

Am looking forward to joining Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network to strengthen my capacity, shared best practices with fellow Advocates, Learn from them best practices. And further strengthen my skills in scaling up a community based paralegal activity we are successfully engaging with community of Persons Who Inject Drugs on harm reduction, human rights and prevention of violence to be persons who injects drugs who are mostly affected by criminalizing , punitive and harsh drug policy that violates rights to health and fair hearing in Nigeria.
is the network champion (main point of contact) for Equal Health & Rights Access Advocacy Initiative (EHRAAI).

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