Human Rights & Governance

CEHRD To BYSHA: Expedite Action In Domesticating VAPP Act

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) on Friday called on the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to expedite action in the domestication of Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) in the state. Speaking during a peace walk in Yenagoa, which started from Peace Park and terminated at the state House of Assembly …

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2-Day Capacity Building for Women for Environmental Justice Network (WEJN) in Bayelsa State

CEHRD organised 2-day capacity building for Women for Environmental Justice Network (WEJN) on “Advocating for Environmental Justice” under the environment stream of the Dutch project. The women were drawn from communities across Bayelsa state with the following objectives: 1. To train them on what is environmental discrimination and how it can be identified; different strategies to …

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CEHRD Calls on the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Chief Nyesom Wike to Sign the VAPP Bill into Law in Rivers State

Today, Wednesday, 22 July 2020, CEHRD organized a press briefing at CEHRD secretariat, Port Harcourt. The briefing was to kickstart a media campaign and asking the Governor of River State to assent the VAPP bill into law.  During the reading of the press statement, Mr Styvn Obodoekwe, Director of Programme of CEHRD explained that the …

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2-Day Capacity Building for Women for Environmental Justice Network (WEJN) in Rivers State

 CEHRD organised a 2-day capacity building for Women for Environmental Justice Network (WEJN) on “Advocating for Environmental Justice” under the environment stream of the Dutch project. The women were drawn from communities across Rivers state with the following objectives: 1. To train them on what is environmental discrimination and how it can be identified; different strategies to …

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Training Manual on Gender and Entrepreneurship

Excerpt from the Forward to the Manual ”In May 2019, CEHRD conducted a baseline research on women’s workforce characteristics in Rivers and Bayelsa States. The study reveals that grassroots women are the bases of the local economy, yet their income could not take them beyond the feeding of their families. The report disclosed that women …

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CEHRD CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency- whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress amplified by the COVID- 19 pandemic restrictions have led to an increase in reported cases of GBV. Many women are ‘locked down’ at home with their abusers while …

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The Launch of the Women in Governance Network (WIGN) was a success in Bayelsa State.

The Launch of the Women in Governance Network (WIGN) was a success in Bayelsa State. Over 150 women from various communities in Bayelsa state participated in the event. The torch has been lit and given to them to go into their communities, mobilise and mentor other women. This is with support from the Embassy of …

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CEHRD Organized a One-day Dialogue Meeting on Political Mentorship for Members of Women in Governance Network (WIGN)

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a non-governmental organisation based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State organised a one-day dialogue meeting on political mentorship for members of Women in Governance Network (WIGN). In attendance were women from selected NGOs and political parties. The political mentorship meeting was organised to draw out key strategies …

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CEHRD hosted the Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Harry van Dijke and the embassy Second Secretary, Chelsey Buurman

With pleasure and gratitude, CEHRD hosted the Netherlands  Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Harry van Dijke and the embassy Second Secretary, Chelsey Buurman today at the CEHRD’s Ken Saro-Wiwa Hall of Fame. It was a unique and rare opportunity to discuss topical environmental issues in the Niger Delta region, particularly the Ogoni cleanup. The robust interactive …

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