Access to Justice

A guide to surviving sexual violence

Both males and females can be sexually violated, irrespective of age, class or status. If a sexual act is performed on you without your consent, it is a violation of your person and it is a criminal offense punishable under the law.

By | April 19th, 2018|0 Comments


This tool-pack brings together sexual and gender-based violence protocols, matrices, and tool-kits for identified response institutions in Nigeria.

By | February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Global_Rights_Nigeria_Littafi_Na – Hausa Language

Aikin agajin-adalci a al’umance yana da alaka da bukatar da ke akwai wajen bunkasawa da kare hakkin can adam tare da sammar da adalci managarci ga al’umomi na matakin farko, musamman ma ga marasa rinjaye, marasa galihu da matalauta. Aikin agajin adalci yana kuma taimaka ma tabbatar da aikin gaskiya da gaskiya a cikin tsarin [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments


In January 2004, Global Rights initiated a Gender and Law programme inIndia to be implemented in the states of Rajasthan and Karnataka withlocal partner NGOs, academicians and human rights activists across boththe states. They raised the following issues (which ultimately helped focusthe gender and law effort of Global Rights in India).

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments


The facilitator's manual is designed by the Global Rights to support trainers involved inthe Women's Access to Justice Project for Northern Nigeria. It is accompanied by the'Handout on Improving Women's Access to Justice in Northern Nigeria'. The manual isone of the core tools by the Global Rights to promote women's access to justice inNorthern Nigeria.Women's [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments

PWR_Resource Guide

Promoting Women’s Rights: A Resource Guide for LitigatingInternational Law in Domestic Courts was designed as a practical designed as a practicaltool to help lawyers and other legal advocates use internationallaw to advance the promotion and protection of women’s humanrights in their daily lives. This guide considers how lawyers canintegrate international human rights standards into domesticlitigation [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments


The community-based paralegal movement came about in response tothe need to promote and protect human rights and to provide greateraccess to justice in grass root communities, particularly for marginalized,less privileged, and poor residents. Paralegal services also promotegreater accountability of the justice system. Through the services ofcommunity-based paralegals, legal aid and legal advice are made morewidely [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Paralegal Toolkit on Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Northern Nigeria – Hausa Version

Sanin yadda ake yin shari'a, na ]aya daga cikin muhimman sassan kareha}}in bil Adama da tabbatar da shi. Nau'oin mutanen da ke da watamatsala su ne suka fi zama cikin hatsarin a ci zalin, domin ba su sanhanyoyin da za su bi su ga an yi masu adalci ba. Saboda haka ne kungiyar(Gulobal Rayit) Global [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Paralegal Toolkit on Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Northern Nigeria – English Version

Preface Access to justice is an essential component of protecting and enforcing human rights. Vulnerable groups in particular are more susceptible to human rights abuses where they do not have adequate access to justice mechanisms. As such, Global Rights commenced a paralegal program in Northern Nigeria to bridge the gap and afford indigent women access to legal aid. The unique aspect of this initiative is that it caters to both the formal and informal justice systems as well as the Sharia legal system, where women have been largely underserved. Global Rights believes that this intervention will not only promote the rule of law, but it will also reduce poverty and build long-term peace and stability.

By | September 3rd, 2016|0 Comments


Rights violations in northern Nigeria, like in most parts of the country, are known to occur but are rarely documented. This lack of credible documentation makes it difficult for civil society organizations to advocate for appropriate redress with authorities who are much more inclined toward denial than acceptance. Accordingly, the Bauchi Human Rights Network (BAHRN) and the Kano Human Rights Network (KAHRN) collaborated in this initiative to monitor and document human rights violations in Kano and Bauchi states with assistance from Global Rights and support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

By | August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

2011-12_Paralegal_LL_Nigeria-Uganda – Legal Empowerment in Under-Resourced Regions

Global Rights’ capacity-building work under the USAID-funded Democracy Fund grant focused on several of the poorest and most underserved regions of Nigeria and Uganda where justice institutions are notably weak and/or absent and legal pluralism prevails. In these communities, many residents were unacquainted with what national law provides and what rights they are guaranteed. This was most graphically demonstrated by our Ugandan partners noting that the human rights provisions of the Ugandan Constitution are unavailable in the most commonly used local languages. In this climate, the responsible institutions frequently did not follow the law.

By | August 31st, 2016|0 Comments