Press Statements

Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) joins the Human Rights community and partners all over the world to celebrates this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation that remains all too pervasive in every part of the world. Too often, …

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CEHRD Calls for End in Police Brutality and Corruption in Nigeria

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has been observing a dangerous trend and pattern in Police brutality and corruption in Nigeria. The ongoing protests by the youths all over the country is the cumulative consequence and evidence of reactions to police brutality nationwide. The protest was borne out of the fact that …

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Press Release to Commemorate the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem

The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, adopted by the General Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015 and celebrated annually on 26 July, aims to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their …

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Press Release to commemorate 2020 World Ocean Day tagged ‘innovation for sustainable ocean’ on June 8, 2020.

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development joins the world to commemorate this year’s world ocean day. The day is set aside by the United Nations to sensitize and educate the global community on the health and challenges of the ocean and its extraordinary rich biodiversity. This year’s theme is tagged “innovation for sustainable …

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Press Release to commemorate 2020 World Environment Day tagged ‘Time for Nature’ on June 5, 2020.  

As the world marks the 2020 World Environment Day titled “Time for Nature”, the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) decries the degrading state of nature’s goods and services in Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta. Given the connection between nature and human development, CEHRD insists that achievement of the sustainable development goals …

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Press Release to Commemorate 2020 World Earth Day tagged ‘Climate Action’ on April 22, 2020  

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) joins the world to commemorate this year’s World Earth Day tagged Climate Action. This year’s commemoration is remarkable for two main reasons. First, this is the 50th year since the marking of the World Earth Day. Second, the coincidence with the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought almost …

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Press Release on World Health Day 2020

We at the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, CEHRD, join the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Health Day. The World Health Day is a significant international day of commemoration as it is seen as an opportunity by the World Health Organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of …

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Press Release in Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2020

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) joins the world to mark today’s International women’s day. Today, the 8th day of March 2020 is a special day because it calls us to fight for a world where women are valued as humans and are able to reach their full potential. It is a collective …

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CEHRD hosted the Norwegian Ambassador, His Excellency Jens-Petter Kjemprud and his deputy, Her Excellency Ingrid Skjolaas

With pleasure and gratitude, CEHRD hosted the Norwegian Ambassador, His Excellency Jens-Petter Kjemprud and his deputy, Her Excellency Ingrid Skjolaas yesterday at the CEHRD’s Ken Saro-Wiwa Hall of Fame. It was a unique and rare opportunity to discuss topical environmental and human rights  challenges in the Niger Delta region and CEHRD’s ongoing development efforts.