Archives for Human Rights, Security and Peacebuilding

The Establishment of Women Legal Clinic Centers in Kano State in 6 Local Government areas

In 2013, IWEI received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to carryout a 2 year project titled ‘The Establishment of Women Legal Clinic Centers in Kano State in 6 Local Government areas namely: Warawa, Wudil, Dawakin Tofa, Bichi, Rano and Garum Mallam. The aim of the Project is to improve the quality of life of women in rural communities in 6 local government areas (LGAs) in Kano State. PROJECT OBJECTIVES 1. Increase access to justice for women, girls and married adolescent girls by building their awareness and thereby, their capacity to claim / defend their fundamental human rights in
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Human Rights, Security and Peace building

Human Rights are those rights which every individual is entitled to irrespective of sex, religion, culture or colour, by virtue of their existence as a human being. It is an inalienable right. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):Many women and girls are denied their rights for no other reason than that they are female. Gender discrimination affects women and girls throughout their life time.
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