Amnesty International Collaborates with CSOs for Justice and Human Rights, Partners Varsity

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Amnesty International has collaborated with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Cross River state to promote justice and human rights. This commitment was expressed on Tuesday during a collaboration meeting which held in Calabar the stats capital. The collaboration aims to address issues like police brutality, gender-based violence, and law enforcement agencies taking the law into their own hands.

According to Amnesty International’s Country Director, Mr. Isa Sanusi, the move is seen as a significant step forward in the fight for human rights and justice in Cross River. It is a testament to the impact that a strong commitment to justice and gender equality can have, and it aligns with the broader mission of creating a society where all individuals can enjoy their human rights without the need for self-imposed justice Sanusi explained.

This collaboration is expected to contribute to the broader fight for justice, gender equality, and the protection of human rights in Cross River State, making a positive impact on the lives of its citizens.

In a step towards advancing human rights and social justice in the State, Amnesty International has announced its partnership with the University of Calabar to establish a Human Rights Clinic. The move has garnered praise from the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Banku Obi, who commended Amnesty International for their dedication to gender equality, good governance, and justice.

AI’s Country Director, Sanusi, and his delegation visited the university to solidify this partnership. Their visit aimed to express support for the university’s efforts in addressing critical issues, especially sexual harassment. Prof. Obi’s firm stance against sexual harassment and her commitment to eradicating this issue were key factors that drew Amnesty International’s attention.

The establishment of a Human Rights Clinic in the University of Calabar is part of Amnesty International’s broader efforts to educate the public on human rights issues, conduct campaigns, advocacy, and research.

Sanusi, in his speech during the visit, highlighted the importance of conducting in-depth research to support human rights initiatives. He noted that human rights education, a priority for Amnesty International, involves setting up Human Rights Clinics in universities across the country. The organization already has partnerships with universities in Lagos and Yaba.

The decision to extend this initiative to the University of Calabar reflects their recognition of the university’s commitment to justice and human rights. The aim is to provide students with a thorough understanding of human rights, empowering them to champion these rights within society.

This partnership underscores the importance of collaborative efforts between civil society organizations and institutions of higher learning in promoting human rights and social justice.