Annual Report 2022

2022 was an important year for us at CHELD. Our work across research, advocacy, and policy enabled us to consistently lend our expertise to developing health policies. From partnering to organise cervical cancer awareness campaigns in Delta State and the COP 23 climate change conference to organising anti-GBV engagement sessions at secondary schools in Lagos,…

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The Red Dairy

Domestic violence and abuse is a silent killer that has taken the lives of many people in Nigeria, particularly women. Almost a third of all women in Nigeria, have experienced physical violence, mostly within their own homes. The Red Diary is a one-stop resource which provides information in a quick, easy to understand way to…

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Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework Development Workshop

On March 28th and 29th, the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Centre for Health Ethics, Law, and Development (CHELD), convened a two-day workshop aimed at developing a National Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework for Nigeria. The workshop was attended by mental health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates who came together…

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Capacity Building on Victim-Centred and Rights-Based Approaches in The Provision of Services to Victims of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime and a violation of the fundamental human rights of the victims. The five (5) states in the northwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria have witnessed a surge in cross-border human trafficking and exploitation due to the large and mostly unmanned borders some of these States share with the Niger Republic. These…

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International Women’s Day: DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

On this year’s International Women’s Day, we reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality in the health and development sectors. We stand with women and girls around the world and celebrate their incredible resilience and strength. This year’s theme, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, highlights the power of technology to accelerate progress towards…

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Enhancing Cross-Border Co-operation on Border Management and Counter Trafficking Between Niger and Nigeria

In continuation of CHELD’s training activities for organizations (state and non-state actors) providing services to Victims of Trafficking in the Northwest, with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), we conducted a 4-day training in Kano State.   The aim of the training was to equip services with basic knowledge of service provision through…

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Rights of Mental Health Patients in Nigeria: National Mental Health Act 2021

Mental health is the aggregate of the psychological, emotional and social well-being of an individual. It is the determining factor on how we relate with each other within our society.[1] The cumulative state of a person’s mental health conditions, ultimately affects that persons behaviour. As such mental health conditions of a person go a long…

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