Feature in US Embassy Nigeria’s Blog

Humbled by this beautifully written piece by Kerry McIntosh published in “From the Drive,” the Official Blog of the U.S. Embassy Nigeria.

http://usembassynigeria.blogspot.com/2013/04/fulbright-scholar-explores-justice.html

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fulbright Scholar Explores Justice, Youth, Outdoors Across Nigeria

Fulbright scholar Erica Licht is not content to experience the world through the perceptions and stereotypes of others.  Whether through teaching yoga to at-risk youth, traveling by bus to Enugu to lead an anti-violence workshop, or strolling through Lagos Island to observe community policing efforts, Licht’s work in Nigeria aims to engage minds and challenge common perceptions on youth, justice, community and the outdoors.

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JustifiedOutdoors Interview on Silverbird TV

Please watch the full interview with Erica Licht of Justified Outdoors that aired on Nigeria’s Silverbird TV on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.
Credit: Interview and Production by “Global Perspectives” Host Aghogho Oboh

 

Tackling Torture in Nigeria

I am glad to share a recent blog post on the work of Godwin Ugbor, Assistant Program Officer at PRAWA Enugu, featured on the blog World Without Torture….

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Tackling torture in Nigeria
10/01/2013

Although a global problem, torture takes shape in different ways in different contexts. Tackling it is also a local challenge, with human rights defenders asking, how does torture happen here?

Godwin

Godwin Ugbor is an assistant programme officer and a trained psychologist at PRAWA, a Nigerian torture rehabilitation centre.

Godwin Ugbor is an assistant programme officer and a trained psychologist at PRAWA, a Nigerian torture rehabilitation centre.

PRAWA, or Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, is a Nigerian rehabilitation and advocacy organisation and member of the IRCT. They have developed a methodology and series of programmes to prevent torture from happening in the first place, one that is nearly so obvious and simple.

Read the rest of this article here.

Check out more from this featured blog at World Without Torture.
And from PRAWA: Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, particularly on their upcoming training:

Regional Training Workshop on Prison Health
Date: 7th & 8th April, 2013.
Venue: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Banjul, Gambia