Justified Nature celebrates 12th episode in Addis Ababa!

Erica Licht founded Justified Nature in Lagos, Nigeria in 2012

Erica Licht founded Justified Nature in Lagos, Nigeria in 2012

Justified Nature celebrated its 12th episode here in Addis Ababa, yesterday. The show, launched in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, focuses on bridging justice and environmentalism through a lens of leadership and dialogue. Every show features a related guest and music from at least three countries/regions/genres.

Check out an article about the show on the Center for Creative Leadership’s Lead Beyond Blog from March 2014 HERE

This week’s show featured an interview with Dr. Million Belay, Founding Director of MELCA Ethiopa and Coordinator of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa; as well as music from South Africa, Jamaica, the US, and Cote d’Ivoire.

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Listen in to Justified Nature every Monday at 3-4pm Ethiopia Time or 8am EST.
Ways to listen:
LIVE via radio – 105.3 Afro FM
Live Stream – www.afro105fm.com
Via the TuneIn Application or TuneIn Website “Afro FM Page”

And if you are in Ethiopia, be sure to text your comments and questions in to *8444!

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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?

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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