A Peace Campaign/Sensitization Rally in Ogoniland in Gokana LGA, to forestall any violence that may arise during the implementation of the clean-up. The project was funded by NACGOND.
Bodo City Girls Secondary School Environment Club in Gokana LGA, established by CEHRD with support from NACGOND; CEHRD congratulating the 1st prize winner in an essay competition organized for Environment Clubs in Government Secondary Schools, Port Harcourt by the Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies, University of Port Harcourt.
In October 2017, CEHRD trained citizen journalists attended the slum dwellers international West African summit held in Lagos, Nigeria. The summit brought together people living in slum communities across Seven (7) countries in West Africa. At the summit, the trainees screened two (2) independent community videos to the participants of the summit, showing the challenges faced by the slum dwellers in Rivers State and how they have been using independent media in advocating and campaigning for the protection of their right to housing.
A cross section of participants at a training organised by CEHRD for oil impacted communities from Eleme LGA on Environmental, Social, Health, Human Rights and Gender Impact Assessments (ESHR IA) funded by CORDAID.
A cross-section of participants from Gokana LGA engaged in group work during a value reorientation and non-violence approach training organized by CEHRD with support from CORDAID built the capacity of Ogoni community youths on the different perspective to an issue and also train them on non-violent approaches that can be utilized for effective advocacy during the Ogoni Environmental Restoration Programme.
Participants during a feedback communication strategy workshop for relevant stakeholders on the Ogoni Environmental Restoration Programme to initiate a platform for communication and dialogue between Ogoni communities, CSOs and government stakeholders on issues and development on the clean-up exercise.
CEHRD led Citizen Journalists during the Radio talk-shows at Nigerian Info 92.3FM, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. At the moment the citizen journalists under the Nigeria Slum and Informal Settlement Federation have started receiving calls from the general public, who are willing to either be part of the advocacy process or provide key witnesses to the issues raised during the radio talk-shows.
CORDAID Lobby & Advocacy Capacity Assessment of Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) as part of the requirements of the Strategic Partnership Lobby & Advocacy (L&A) and planning for 2018. The meeting held on Thursday. October 12th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12 noon in the Ken Saro Wiwa hall of fame, Legacy Centre. CORDAID staff, Akinwumi Oke and external consultant from CORDAID, Anna Marie facilitated the process.
Press Release on the Commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child
CEHRD joins the rest of the world and Civil Society Organizations to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for this year is: “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.” According to UN Women, there are 1.1 billion girls globally. Even with such a huge number, adolescent girls continue to suffer various forms of inequalities ranging from those faced while attaining secondary education, at home and even a total disappearance when it comes to international agenda. It is thus pertinent that the girl child should be a target for strategic investment to ensure that she is protected and her dreams are not cut short.
In response to this call, we have over the years established 30 peace clubs across River State for young persons; especially adolescent girls, to reduce violence against them. We are part of the observatory steering committee of Rivers State saddled with the responsibility of collating and reporting incidences of violence against women and children. CEHRD is currently the coordinating secretariat convening the Child Protection Network (CPN) of Nigeria in Rivers State. This is in line with the slogan: ‘Children are the future – Protect them’’.
The adolescent girl we see today has many untapped potentials in her that could contribute greatly to the growth of our Nation. In a recent discussion during Violence against women and children workshop organized by Partners Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) on 12, July 2017, the Gender Officer of CEHRD, Mrs. Eucharia spoke extensively on the need to promote the rights of the girl child. She noted that ‘the girl child needed to be adequately protected in this trying times when cases of child abuse are on the increase’.
CEHRD uses this medium to remember the adolescent girl Chikamso Victory whose life was forcefully snatched by her alleged ritualist and rapist relative, Ifeanyi Dike on August 20, 2017. CEHRD hereby calls on the Rivers State Judiciary to ensure the quick trial/sentence of the culprit if found guilty, to serve as a deterrent to others who might be thinking in a similar direction.
CEHRD is a human rights organization based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It has its mission to protect the rights of citizens and teach them how to non-violently address the issues affecting them.
For pictures and further information about this issue kindly visit our website at www.cehrd.org.ng. Contacts: +234-8038655487; Email: or (Gender Officer)