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what and why

The Amber Alert 4 Social Justice (AA4SJ) is a campaign that seeks to use creative platforms to promote and advocate for an inclusive Nigeria, using various forms of art and events to draw Nigerians together towards utilizing collaborative efforts to say NO to divisions along ethnic and religious lines, violence/abuse of any nature, communal crisis, human rights violations and be part of creating a civil and just society.

AA4SJ is a call on all Nigerians and the rest of the world to slow down, pause and support social justice for all through us all. It is a joint effort in raising awareness on the need to promote human right, peace and community justice education that address issues of Social Justice in the country.

AA4SJ was created to address the lack of human rights awareness and understanding that is on the rise in Nigeria observed from the rhetorics emanating from all angles on different issues and occurrences. The level of intolerance and its justifications seen on different media platform from the general populations makes it clear that human rights principles need to be cultivated by all.

Purpose Statement: To create local ownership on social justice issues and build a culture that promotes human rights at all levels of society.

Outcome: Create a national support base for social justice issues that provides support to prevent, protect and promote the values of social justice.

 

Strategy:

AA4SJ seeks to use creative platforms and activities to engage different category of the population to create awareness and raise local support on social justice issues. Such platforms include:

  • Online Campaigns on different social justice issues
  • Rallies/Walks/Run/Fittness Sessions 4 Social Justice
  • Social events - picnics ect.
  • Entertainment & Arts (Dance, Songs, Spoken word, poems, etc.)
  • Radio
  • TV

Some of the Social Justice Issues proposed for campaigns include:

  • Sexual Violence against children
  • Early and Forced Marriages
  • Violence against persons
  • Sexual harassment and violence in Nigeria Tertiary Schools
  • Bail
  • Pre-trial and unlawful detention
  • Legal Aid, and what is available and how to access it
  • Child Abuse, Child Labour & Abandonment
  • Our environment and social rights
  • Access to Information
  • Domestic Violence
  • Tolerance & Human Dignity
  • Jungle Justice & Extra Judicial Killings
  • Trafficking
  • Prostitution & Human Rights
  • Police and Community
  • Vehicle License and Rights of Road users (Powers & limitations of FRSC, VIO and Police)

AA4SJ will partner with different organizations on topical issues raised in organizing events to promote these issues as a whole or separately.

Amber Alert 4 Social Justice is a product of Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria. NULAI Nigeria is a non-government organization promoting clinical legal education and access to justice through the development of campus-based legal clinics that offer free legal services to underserved members of our rural communities. NULAI is made of a network of law clinics with a resource pool or more than 5000 law students available to promote human right education and free legal services at community level. For more details see www.nulai.org

AA4SJ was launched on 10th December, 2015 Human Rights Day in commemoration of the 50years anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.

Promoting Social Justice through Human Right, Peace and Community Justice Education will build a culture of rights, respect, tolerance and shared responsibilities in our communities for peaceful co-existence, and will bring coherence to our current fragmented society.

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Poll Session

Is Sexual Harassment/Violence in Nigerian Higher Institutions on the increase?

Yes - 65.4%
No - 7.7%
Maybe - 15.4%
Not aware - 3.8%

Total votes: 26
The voting for this poll has ended on: May 31, 2016

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