Call for Application: Free Human Rights Training for Young Professionals

Deadline: May 13, 2013

Applications are now invited for a free training on Investigating, Monitoring & Reporting Human Rights in Nigeria for Young Professionals. The Human Rights Volunteer Initiative (HURVI) and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) are organiser of this training, which seeks to develop the skills of young professionals to effectively conduct research, investigate human rights abuses and report violations in a professional and objective manner.

About the Training

The process of monitoring and reporting human rights violations in a professional manner requires honing of intuitive, analytical, organizing and writing skills. This training will hone those skills and improve the quality of human rights investigation and reporting in Nigeria. Beyond investigating and reporting human rights, the trainees will be trained on how to host human rights campaigns, undertake advocacy and human rights litigation in defense of victims.


This training is highly recommended for

  • Young undergraduates
  • Graduates
  • NYSC members
  • Young lawyers
  • Leaders of youth groups
  • NGOs, journalists etc.

Training Content

  • Human rights standards;
  • Understanding the Human rights landscape in Nigeria;
  • Fact-finding and Investigation;
  • Principles of research on human rights violations;
  • Information gathering;
  • Interviewing;
  • Monitoring specific human rights issues like sexual violence, torture, unlawful arrest & detention, extra judicial killings, access to information, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly etc;
  • Reporting within human rights field operation, African Union and United Nations Mechanisms
  • New media and human rights reporting
  • Working with National Institutions, Sub-Regional Institutions, Regional Institutions, International institutions and Foreign missions with human rights mandate
  • Overcoming challenges associated with human rights defense.

Certificates will be issued at the end of the training.

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