sex workers

Triumph in Advocacy: GWIHR’s Landmark Victory in Defending Sex Workers’ Rights

In a monumental triumph for human rights advocacy, GWIHR achieved a significant victory in collaboration with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). This victory underscores GWIHR’s unwavering commitment to protecting the health and rights of sex workers.

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GWIHR Conducts Transformative Training for Abia State Healthcare Providers

In a significant stride towards enhancing healthcare services in Abia State, the Greater Women Initiative for Health and Right (GWIHR) recently organized an impactful training program for service providers. The training, aimed at upscaling person-centered, gender-sensitive, and sexuality-recognized service delivery, specifically targeted key populations in the state.

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Emphasizing Community Ownership in HIV Prevention Programs: Insights from #INTEREST2024

At the heart of effective HIV prevention efforts lies a fundamental principle: community ownership. This was underscored at #INTEREST2024, where Josephine Aseme, representing the Greater Women Initiative for Health and Rights in Nigeria, delivered a compelling message on the critical role of community involvement in combating HIV/AIDS. Speaking during a session focused on “HIV Prevention for Key and Vulnerable Populations,” Aseme highlighted the indispensable nature of community ownership and accessibility in ensuring the success of prevention programs.

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GWIHR and UN Women Collaborate with Civil Society to Address Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria.

Greater Women Initiative for Health and Right (GWIHR), in collaboration with UN Women and various civil society organizations in Nigeria, has conducted a comprehensive assessment of the violence affecting women and girls in the country. This initiative aims to transform harmful social norms and end gender-based violence (GBV).

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Police Sensitization Workshop: Enhancing Sensitivity and Respect Towards Sex Workers

Greater Women Initiative for Health and Right (GWIHR) recently conducted a heartfelt and impactful sensitization workshop at the Elekahia Police Divisional Headquarters. This workshop aimed to educate field police officers on the importance of treating sex workers with the respect and dignity they deserve.

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Amplifying Voices: GWIHR Celebrates International Women’s Day with Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs

March 8, 2024, marked not just another International Women’s Day, but a day of empowerment and recognition for women of all walks of life. Hosted by the Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs, the ‘Count Her In, Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ event resonated with the spirit of inclusivity and advocacy. Amidst the bustling crowd and vibrant atmosphere, one organization stood out in its mission to amplify the voices often marginalized in society.

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Championing Justice: GWIHR and NHRC Secure Compensation and Apology for Sex Worker’s Rights Violation

Championing Justice: GWIHR and NHRC Secure Compensation and Apology for Sex Worker's Rights Violation 2

In a monumental triumph for the rights of sex workers, Greater Women Initiative for Health and Right (GWIHR), in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), achieved a groundbreaking milestone: securing compensation and a heartfelt apology for a sex worker whose fundamental human rights were egregiously violated by a security personnel at a hotel.

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Review of section four (4) of the Rivers State Reproductive Law by the State Primary Healthcare Management Board.

Review of section four (4) of the Rivers State Reproductive Law by the State Primary Healthcare Management Board. 2

The successful advocacy campaign conducted to the Primary Health Care Management Board represents a significant milestone in the journey towards enhancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Rivers State.

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Human Right Day: GWIHR Calls for the Enactment of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Law in Rivers State

GWIHR took the opportunity of the observance of this year’s
International Human Rights Day to call on the National Human
Right Commission Rivers State Chapter and relevant
stakeholders to consider enacting the Gender and Equal
Opportunities Law in the State.

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