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April 27th, 2018

The uncertain future of Nigeria’s 2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

For our purposes, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are those displaced by natural disasters or conflict from their homes and traditional support structure and have not crossed the borders of their countries.
Source: Women’s UN Report Network
Nigeria is currently hosting approximately 2.1 million IDPs in thirteen camps across the country and more than 56% of them are children....

March 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Nigeria

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the situation in Nigeria in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of ongoing civilian attacks by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to attacks on civilians by Boko Haram and the Fulani....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Snatched

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Rachel Rotimi, 19, won joint 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her art titled:   Snatched  In this piece I hoped to depict the tragic kidnapping of the 276 Chibok girls in Borno State, Nigeria in April 2014 by the terrorist group- Boko Haram....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Tree

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Boluwatife Kusoro, 19, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her short story titled: Tree
The purpose of this piece is to examine the cultural and religious nature of female genital mutilation.
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March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| No voice but something to say

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Yasemin Ismail and Desiree Ankrah, 13, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with their painting titled: No voice but something to say  Our entry is based on Nigeria and the problem that we are focusing on is the kidnapping of the girls by Boko Haram....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Jing Min Tan, 19, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Human rights can sometimes be dismissed as a Western concept....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Nigeria’s Children Denied Education’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Mariam Ahmed, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Nigeria’s Children Denied Education Tension in Nigeria has been some of the worst yet, with thousands of people being killed and more than a million people displaced by vulnerability....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me?’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. 
Joint 3rd place winner Alice Smith with Baroness Cox
Alice Smith, 14, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: ‘Why Education is important for Development and Democracy, and what does it mean to me? ...

February 26th, 2018

The Neglected Crisis of Fulani Herdsmen Violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region

Since the founding of the Nigerian republic farmer-herder conflicts have been a pervasive cause of violence and death in the country. Nowhere is this seen more than in the middle belt areas with localised conflicts between muslim ethnic Fulani herders and various Christian farming communities....

February 16th, 2018

Will Boko Haram finally be brought to justice?

It is hard to forget the global social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls that erupted in 2014 following the abduction of 276 school girls by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The raid was part of Boko Haram’s on-going insurgency, seeking to establish an unyielding Islamic state in northeast Nigeria for the past nine years....
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