The Initiative For Equal Rights

Human Rights

Human Rights

Our human rights work focuses on five programmatic areas: Documentation and Monitoring, Legal Representation, Advocacy and Security Protection, and Storytelling

Documentation and Monitoring

We are engaged in an on-going documentation and monitoring of human rights violations that are reported to us

We are engaged in an on-going documentation and monitoring of human rights violations that are reported to us by individuals and partners in other parts of the country.

The media in any society is a barometer of how the society is thinking and the discourses shaping that society at any giving moment. So we take the media very seriously and monitor how they report and represent the lives of Nigerians. Our media monitoring allows us to design our programmes and policy advocacy using evidence-based research.

Legal Representation and Paralegal Service

Through our in-house lawyer and a team of external lawyers, we provide pro-bono legal aid service to Nigerians.


We promote the equal rights of Nigerians through engagement at the national, regional and international human rights bodies.


We use storytelling as a tool to engage and educate the general public on issues relating to human rights in Nigeria.

Security Protection

We offer security and safety information to ensure that human rights violation and mob attacks are kept to a minimum.

Sexual Health

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

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Our capacity building programmes offer direct skills building for minority groups.  We provide advice on education, life skills empowerment workshops as well as a leadership development programmes in the Anglophone West African sub-region.

Leadership Development Programme

An initiative to build the capacity of nascent Human Rights activists and organizations in Anglophone West Africa countries.

Sensitization and skills empowerment

We facilitate and conduct workshops to sensitize key stakeholders such as law makers, human rights organizations and health care providers in expanding their knowledge.

Resource Centre

We also operate a resource centre that provides a range of materials on self-development, sexual health, human rights, educational materials and videos.