Campaigns and Partnerships

Vote Not Fight Campaign

In Rivers State, The Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War campaign is a civic education and voter enlightenment program designed to promote peaceful elections in Nigeria and seeks to re orientate Nigerian Youths to shift from using violent means of expressing their political views to peaceful and constitutional means. Through the campaign, young people are being enlightened to participate in the political and electoral processes in order to make themselves relevant and their voices heard. The campaign also believes that youth are the greatest resource in Nigeria and are agents of peace.

Electorate Awake and Participate Project 

The “Electorate Awake and Participate Project” is designed to combine community level voters education, mass media awareness and sensitization campaigns and participatory citizen powered voting observation using low cost mobile IT devices and remote aerial tools to contribute to the monitoring and observation and non partisan analysis of 2018/2019 elections in 8 LGAs located in the three (3) senatorial districts of Rivers State. The overall aim of the project is to empower communities and electorates to use available tools and mechanisms to contribute to free, fair and credible electioneering in the fast approaching general elections of 2018 and 2019.

Website - www.1vote1count.org.ng

Stop the Soot Campaign - Port Harcourt Rivers State

The continuous deterioration in Air quality in the Port Harcourt metropolis during the past 2 years caused a lot of public outcry and anxiety. In May 2018, the Media for Justice Project crew, participated in the Stop the SOOT campaign which brought together people from the CSOs and the general public to compel the Rivers state Government to expedite action aimed to reduced this disturbing environmental challenge.

Housing Rights and Community Defense

NIGERIA: 'JUST MOVE THEM': FORCED EVICTIONS IN PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, thousands of people have been forcibly evicted from their homes in the city's waterfronts and adjoining districts as state authorities push through large-scale redevelopment plans. This short report documents the failures by the government of Rivers State to put in place legal protections and other safeguards against forced eviction for all affected communities, such as adequate prior consultation and notice on evictions, adequate alternative accommodation and compensation, and effective remedies. The report also highlights the excessive use of force employed by Nigerian security forces.http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR44/017/2010

 

CAMPAIGNS AGAINST EVICTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS IN PORT HARCOURT

REPORT OF FACT-FINDING MISSION TO PORT HARCOURT CITY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. 12-16 MARCH 2009 UN-HABITAT with Ministry of Works, Housing and Urban Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), Women Environment Programme (WEP) www.unhabitat.org/downloads/docs/10010_1_593998.pdf

NIGERIA: TWO YEARS AFTER NJEMANZE COMMUNITY WAS DEMOLISHED

Nigerians Need a Housing Policy that respects basic human rights Date Published: 26 August 2011 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR44/020/2011/en 

AWARENESS BUILDING AND SENSITIZATION

Audiovisual content Editing, production and distritribution,  Film festivals, Human Rights Drama presentations, Roadshow delivery and the use of visual and performance Arts 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY LOCAL MONITORING PROJECT

The Niger Delta is the hub of oil and gas production in Nigeria and the region has been ranked as one of the most vulnerable to oil spill in the world. Synergy of weak governance and industry disregard for regulatory frameworks complicates the danger of oil pollution in the delta, with far-reaching impact on local community livelihoods. The inseparable relationship between petroleum industry activities and the unprecedented poverty in the Niger Delta is well documented by Amnesty International (AI) in her 2009 report ‘‘Nigeria: petroleum, pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta‘’, and very recently in Amnesty International and CEHRD 2011 report ‘‘The true ‘tragedy’ delays and failures of tackling oil spills in the Niger Delta‘’.

Since the 1990s there had been organized protests against the lack of best practice in the Nigeria petroleum industry, starting with the Ogoni struggle led by the late Ken Saro-Wiwa. The stark environmental degradation of Ogoniland was recently confirmed through the systematic 2-year study of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), culminating in the recent UNEP report on Ogoniland. The UNEP report gives immediate and long-term recommendations to key stakeholders. However, the responds of government and the polluter of Ogoniland, Shell, has been unspeakably poor and slow.

The Local Monitoring Project provides the bridge needed to quantitatively and qualitatively monitor government and Shell implementations of the recommendations in the UNEP report of 2011 in a systematic and traceable manner that will strengthen civil society advocacy on the subject matter and provide a basis for transparency and accountability in the region.

PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Our partners are not limited to  

•    Amnesty International.

•    Sustainability International

•    Prince Claus Funds

•    Movies that Matters

•    Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform

•    Stakeholders Democracy Network 

•    Environmental Rights Action

•    Health of Mother Earth Foundation 

•    Internews

•    Social Integrated Development Centre

•    Centre for Environment, Human rights and Development 

•    National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

•    National Democratic Institute (NDI).

•    Paris Peace Forum (PPF).

You can download the Narrative reports of some of our engagements with local rural and urban communities across the Niger Delta Click on the report topics to Download the documents in Portable Document Formats (PDFs)

Polluted Promises 

Environmental Rights Violation, Abuses, Pollution and loss of livelihood are primarily the result of the oil companies using substandard practices and the failure of the Nigerian environmental Regulatory agencies to effectively regulate the oil industry. The report highlights the challenges faced by the local communities, the impacts of oil pollution on their livelihoods and recommendations for effective remediation of the impacted areas within the Niger Delta - 

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Mesh Casting News in Port Harcourt Waterfronts

The project was motivated by a local human rights movement that began in 2008 when a handful of small, proximate “slum”or “shanty” communities in the city of Port Harcourt were slated for demolition and tens of thousands of residents displaced to make way for a dubious urban renewal plan proposed by the government. As many of these communities have existed for decades, the residents have organized in an attempt to stop the demolitions and disseminate the truth about their communities, the actions of government and their right to remain in their homes. The decision to use mesh-casting technology grew from a realization that the communities involved in resistance to demolition exercises were not able to send information out of their communities to NGOs such as Amnesty International because of lack of finances and poor access to Internet. This pilot project provides a communications solutions for this group of activists, citizen journalists and human rights monitors working in this region of Nigeria.

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Rivers State Community Needs Assessment Document – November 2019

The Rivers State community needs assessment document look at collating key community needs as identified by Local government, Senatorial and ward representatives that were pulled from the 3 senatorial districts, 23 local government areas and the 319 wards in River State. The Community needs assessment used interactive and participatory models to compile this assessment report and was released in November 2019.

 

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