2018 National Human Rights Commission || Press Release

NHRC PARTNERS WOMEN FOR WOMEN INT'L

Posted: 2018-10-10


The National Human Rights Commission says working with Civil Society Organizations will enable the Commission bridge the gap between it and people in rural areas who suffer various forms of human rights violations.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq. stated this when the Country Director of Women for Women International,(WFWI) Mrs Bukola Onyishi led a delegation of her organization on a working visit to the Commission.

Ojukwu pledged commitment of the Commission to partner with Women for Women International particularly in areas of capacity building for women in rural areas to identify human rights violations and seek redress when such rights are violated.

The Country Director of WFWI, Mrs Bukola Onyishi informed the Executive Secretary that WFWI is already working in Enugu,Plateau, and Bauchi States where 60,000 women have been given human rights education and skills to live a better life.

She said they were in the Commission to seek partnership for the purposes of building the capacity of women to enable them enjoy their rights, having acquired a means of livelihood.

According to Mrs Onyishi, partnership with the Commission will enable WFWI reach out to more women and men who would benefit from human rights education and legal services.


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