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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MOURNS NIGERIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
25 Sep
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MOURNS NIGERIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

 

''Patrick Naagbanton was a fearless and inspirational human rights champion, who dedicated his life to helping others, Amnesty International said today, mourning the death of the 49-year-old activist and writer in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 21 September 2019.''

Amnesty statement:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/afr44/1103/2019/en/

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA  LOSES DEPENDABLE MEMBER, PATRICK NAAGBANTON.
24 Sep
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA LOSES DEPENDABLE MEMBER, PATRICK NAAGBANTON.

With a deep sense of sorrow and shock, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, CEHRD a foremost NGO in Port Harcourt, announces the passing of Patrick Naagbanton, a committed human and environmental rights defender, poet, humanist, and independent,investigative journalist.

 

He was knocked down by a reckless driver along Eliozu Road in Port Harcourt  on Friday, September 13 at about 3 pm while he stood at  the roadside. He was rushed to a private hospital in coma and placed under intensive care. He died after about eight days of battling for survival, on Saturday, September, 21, 2019. Patrick, who hailed from Bodo City, Ogoni, Gokana LGA of Rivers State worked at Beacon newspapers and Environmental Rights Action ERA, before he founded CEHRD, an international human and environmental NGO, which has been in the forefront of the struggle for environmental and social justice in the Niger Delta and across the country.

 

He later resigned his position as the pioneer Coordinator of the organisation to join the Nigerian Stability and Reconciliation Program, NSRP of the British Council, as well as other international development agencies as a consultant. His death has been described as an irreplaceable loss not only to the human rights community, but to humankind in view of his uncommon courage, expansive, generous spirit, humility and selflessness.

 

Patrick born August 25, 1970, is survived by his wife, Avary, his aged mother, children and other relations as well as numerous friends and colleagues. Burial arrangements will be announced later.

 

Signed:

Styvn Obodoekwe

Director of Programmes

CEHRD,

+2348033390311

www.cehrd.org.ng

The Launch of the Women in Governance Network (WIGN) in Rivers State
16 Aug
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The Launch of the Women in Governance Network (WIGN) in Rivers State

 

The Launch of the Women in Governance Network (WIGN) in Rivers State on 15th August 2019 by Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) was a success. The torch has been lit and given to them to go into their communities and mobilise and mentor other women. Over 200 WIGN members drawn from d 3 Senatorial Districts in Rivers State took oath of membership.

The oath of membership was administered to the women by Hon Christiana Tamunobereton-Ari, Vice chairperson, Ogu/Bolo LGA, Rivers State. WIGN members will mobilise and mentor other women. Present during the Launch were the Vice chairpersons of the 23 Local Government Areas in Rivers State. This is with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abuja.

 

 

 

CEHRD visited the palace of Mene Emmanuel Nyenywa of Nonwa community in Tai LGA
12 Aug
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CEHRD visited the palace of Mene Emmanuel Nyenywa of Nonwa community in Tai LGA

 
CEHRD visited the palace of Mene Emmanuel Nyenywa of Nonwa community in Tai LGA to secure buy in on a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) funded project focused on improving access to quality Sexual Reproductive Health (SHR), Maternal and Newborn Care in Rivers state.
 
CEHRD team also visited the paramount ruler and chiefs to intimate them on plans to secure 2 female champions each in 10 wards in Tai LGA. The selected female champions will drive the project in the wards and spread the knowledge of quality Sexual Reproductive Health (SHR), Maternal and Newborn Care down to the grassroots.The project will be implemented in 9 months period and will cover 11 LGAs in Rivers State.
Review of the Violence Against Persons(Prohibition)VAPP Law for domestication in Rivers State
01 Aug
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Review of the Violence Against Persons(Prohibition)VAPP Law for domestication in Rivers State

 

CEHRD convened a round table discussion and review of the Violence Against Persons(Prohibition)VAPP Law for domestication in Rivers State.The output of this review will be a memorandum to be presented during the forthcoming public hearing on the passage of the VAPP ACT in Rivers State.

 

In attendance are representations from Arise for Gender and Livelihoods Initiative (Alive), African Women Lawyers Association of Nigeria,(AWLAN) Rivers State Chapter, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Rivers State Chapter, Hon Samuel Ogeh, member representing Emouha LGA at the Rivers State House of Assembly, and representation from the Ministry of Justice, Rivers State.

 

Community Impact Monitors Quarterly Meeting
31 Jul
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Community Impact Monitors Quarterly Meeting

 

Quarterly meeting with CEHRD trained ESHRIA Community Monitors on existing and emerging related challenges in Ogoni communities. Smart phones were handed to the monitors as a tool to enable them carryout their monitoring and reporting efficiently and effectively. 

Training of community members from Gokana LGA on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up.
31 Jul
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Training of community members from Gokana LGA on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up.

 

Training of local community members from Gokana LGA in Rivers State on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up. This is with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abuja.

Training of community members in Eleme LGA on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up
31 Jul
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Training of community members in Eleme LGA on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up

 

Training of oil impacted community members in Eleme LGA of Rivers State on remediation indicators of the Ogoni clean up. This is with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abuja.

CEHRD calls  for the speedy domestication of the VAPP Act in Rivers State
18 Jul
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CEHRD calls for the speedy domestication of the VAPP Act in Rivers State

 

CEHRD Governance and Human Rights team engaged on a Radio discussion on Today's 95.1 FM, Rivers State, where they called for the speedy domestication of the VAPP Act by the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Rivers State Government and how such will go a long way to address gender based violence in Rivers State.
 
Violence, both at the home front and the larger society, is fast becoming a trend in the recent day, Nigeria.The Violence Against persons (prohibition)Act (VAPP) was passed into law in May, 2015. The Act was a result of agitations for protection of persons against the different forms of violence.
CEHRD Set-up the Ahoada Branch of Women in Governance Network (WIGN) in Ahoada LGA, Rivers State 
17 Jul
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CEHRD Set-up the Ahoada Branch of Women in Governance Network (WIGN) in Ahoada LGA, Rivers State 

 

The Ahoada branch of Women in Governance Network (WIGN) was set up and launched today, 17th July, 2019 in Ahoada LGA,Rivers State by Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD). This is with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abuja.

 

The WIGN is a platform designed by CEHRD to bring together women in politics and promote their inclusion and participation in politics. The network encourages women to support each other in politics, irrespective of party affiliations.