Projects

Past Projects

EMPOWERMENT SCHEME FOR WOMEN IN NAMU, QUA’AN PAN LGA OF PLATEAU STATE (2011)

  • Mobilise funds from individuals and groups and empower women who were displaced by conflict and their means of livelihood lost.

PROVISION OF FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO MARGINALISE AND MINORITY GROUPS.

ADVOCACY FOR PASSAGE OF GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES BILL

  • CAJR through advocacy to the Plateau State House of Assembly and campaign under the National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA) Plateau State championed the passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOB), which is a composition of the CEDAW, National Gender Policy and African charter on Human and people’s rights. The Bill was eventually passed into law in Plateau State in May 2015.The Law if fully implemented will take Plateau women’s voices and participation in peace-building and development to the next and enhanced level.

SUB-NATIONAL BUDGET TRANSPARENCY SURVEY WITH CIRDDOC & DFID

  • The survey raised awareness and consciousness of leaders and citizens, at the state on transparency and participation in the budget process and instil the spirit of competitiveness among states in the promotion of increased public access to government budget information.

EU – THE CENTRAL ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION IN THE STRATEGY FOR LASTING PEACE IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

  • Brought together all relevant stakeholders in the peace process in Plateau State and promoted a desire for change towards a peaceful society through awareness creation and advocacy visits.
  • Increased knowledge of community members through trainings in terms of early warning signs and bridged communication gap between communities, CSOs and government.
  • Strengthened the weak coordination among Plateau Peace Practitioners Network and also enhanced their capacity.
  • Created awareness among the larger population of Plateau state on the efforts of the international community in finding a lasting solution to the crisis situation in the state.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GIZ

  • Training of 36 paralegals and 36 mediators in 3 LGAs (Jos North, Wase & Kanam) of Plateau State.
  • Train members of communities to provide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
  • Establishment of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centres.
  • Legal education for 60 women in the area of human and women’s rights in each of the 3 LGAs.

AIRING OF RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES TO RAISE AWARENESS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ETHNO-RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN PLATEAU STATE WITH SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

  • Strengthened the capacity of civil society groups, Law and Security Agencies to promote accountability processes for ethno-religious violence in Plateau State.
  • Lobbied for a more effective and transparent justice system.
  • Linked local CSC into a broader platform of rights and advocacy actors including the National Human Rights Commission.

NEXUS – SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH YOUTH RE-ORIENTATION ON DANGERS OF HATE SPEECH ON SOCIAL COHESION IN PLATEAU STATE

  • Restored peaceful coexistence among citizens with respect for each other’s human rights regardless of social differences.
  • Increased awareness through public sensitization and reorientation on dangers of hate speech.
  • Youths were engaged as agents of change and sustainability for the project.
  • Video skits produced and distributed on social media platforms

Ongoing Projects

STRENGTHENING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROTECTION SYSTEM THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD RIGHTS LAW IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA

  • CAJR in partnership with INTERCEP and OCEAN with funding from EU, saw to the domestication and implementation of the Child Rights Law in Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau state through advocacy, community outreach and setting up of Child Rights Club in six (6) selected schools across each of the states.
  • Establishment of Family Court in Plateau State.
  • Awareness was created of the existence of Child Rights Law in the 3 project states

SUPPORTING COMMUNTIES TO INFORM POLICY CHANGE AND IMPLEMENTATIONS RELATED TO GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN PLATEAU STATE (October 2017 –September 2018)

  • 40 wfwi-n women graduates train in advocacy and leadership skills to become change agents in their communities.
  • Promote inclusive and positive norms in communities through raising awareness and facilitating a community dialogue with local leaders, change agents and other community members.
  • Promote women economic empowerment and an end to violence against women with state and national stakeholders through joint advocacy efforts