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Global Rights Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria
Joined February 2015
Presence in: Nigeria

Originally founded in as an international Organization in 1978, Global Rights earned its sterling reputation as a human rights organization working in partnership with local activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, or disability. In 2014, the entity devolved into a local organization, having previously operated in Nigeria for more than 15 years.
Over the years, Global Rights has worked to build the capacity of underserved communities in Nigeria – in particular – Northern Nigeria. We provide local NGOs and community-based organizations with targeted human rights training and technical assistance to document, monitor, and report on escalating human rights violations. We introduced a tailored paralegal training and court accompaniment program to facilitate access to justice for poor and marginalized women seeking redress for legal problems.

People Associated With This Organization

Abiodun Baiyewu

Nigeria  
Global Rights Nigeria
Joined February 2015

Adebayo Okeowo

Nigeria  
Global Rights Nigeria
Joined August 2012

Eunice Apara

Nigeria  
Global Rights Nigeria (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Women's Rights
I am a lawyer from Nigeria. I hold a matters degree in law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I have special interest for women and children empowerment. I also have zero tolerance for corruption, and I am working hard to stop this ugly menace in my continent.

Ibukunoluwa Fowowe

Nigeria  
Global Rights Nigeria (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Drawing from the perspectives of a Lawyer, Social and Development Worker, Ibukun Fowowe works with Global Rights, Advocates for Sustainable Justice, a human rights capacity building organization in Nigeria. She oversees a project on Sexual Violence and its impact on development in Nigeria. It involves an examination of laws, policies and institutions to improve knowledge on their effects or complicity in perpetuating sexual violence in response to which holistic recommendations for designing interventions that work to prevent and respond to same and promote the rights of victims in Nigeria’s specific context will be developed and implemented.
She looks forward to networking and building capacity by learning from experts across the globe. I am passionate for change and actively working towards the attainment of a just, egalitarian society where everyone has the space to fulfill their potential.

Tosin Gbolasere

Nigeria  
Global Rights Nigeria (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building
I work as a Programs Associate on Global Rights’ Natural Resources and Human Rights, Security and Human Rights, and Access to Justice Projects. Before moving to Global Rights, I interned at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Lagos State, Nigeria. I hold a Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc) degree in International Relations from Landmark University; a certificate on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development from the SDG Academy; and, a Gender Inclusivity in Peace Building certificate from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). I currently coordinate the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurs Fellowship and the North East Social Innovation Fellowship programs where I mentor a total of forty-five youth each on the Principles and Practices of Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuilding Processes, with support from the North East Regional Initiative.
My work areas include: Community Rights, Women and Children’s Rights, Security and Human Rights and Natural Resource Governance
Abiodun Baiyewu is the network champion (main point of contact) for Global Rights Nigeria.

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