The Initiative For Equal Rights

Sexual Health

Our sexual health programme focuses on improving access to comprehensive health care services by minorities in Lagos and the environs.

We recognize that living in a hateful society has a negative impact on the well-being of minorities, so psychosocial support and re-integration services for minorities is an important aspect of the service we provide to individuals who face stigma, discrimination and sometimes violence.

Because we understand that some of our service users have jobs which are not flexible enough to allow them access services on weekdays, our services are available every day of the week at the Lekki Centre.

Our Sexual Health work focuses on four programmatic areas: Sexual Health Education, Advocacy, Psychosocial services and HIV/STI Management

Sexual Health Education

We provide individuals with sexual health education with focus on HIV/AIDS, and other STI prevention and management.


We embark on advocacy visits to public and private health facilities, health care providers and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen partnership for an enabling policy environment.

Psychosocial Services

We provide psychosocial counseling and services to individuals via one-on-one counseling sessions, and also via our Toll-free and hotlines.

HIV/STI Management

Our HIV Testing and Services team provides individuals with HIV counseling and testing services alongside STI syndromic management