Our human rights work focuses on five programmatic areas: Documentation and Monitoring, Legal representation, Advocacy and Security Protection and Storytelling
Documentation and Monitoring
We are engaged in on-going documentation and monitoring of human rights violations that are reported to us
Legal representation and paralegal service
Through our in-house lawyer and a team of external lawyers, we provide pro-bono legal aid service to LGBTI people.
We promote the rights of LGBTI persons in Nigeria through engagement at the national, regional and international human rights bodies.
We use storytelling as a tool to engage and educate the general public on issues relating to LGBT persons in Nigeria.
We offer security and safety information to ensure that human rights violation and mob attacks are kept to a minimum.
Our sexual health programme focuses on improving access to comprehensive health care services by sexual minorities in Lagos and the environs.
We recognize that living in a homophobic society has a negative impact on the well-being of sexual minorities, so psychosocial support and re-integration services for sexual minorities is an important aspect of the service we provide to community members who faces stigma, discrimination and sometimes violence.
Because we understand that some of our service users have work which are not flexible to allows them access services during working days of the week, our services are available every day of the week at the Lekki Centre to ensure flexibility for service users.
Our Sexual Health work focuses on five programmatic areas: Sexual Health Education, Advocacy, Community Wellness Centre, Psychosocial services and HIV/STI Management
Sexual Health Education
We provide members of the community with sexual health education with focus on HIV/AIDS, and other STI prevention and management.
We embark on advocacy visits to public and private health facilities, health care providers and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen partnership for an enabling policy environment.
Community Wellness Center
Our Centre’s in Ogba and Lekki provides safe spaces for networking, Safer sex commodities pick-up, HIV counseling/Testing Services and management.
We provide psychosocial counseling and services to community members via a one-on-one counseling session, and also via our Toll-free and hotlines.
Our HIV Testing and Services team provides community members with HIV counseling and testing services alongside STI syndromic management
Our capacity building program offer direct skills building for LGBTI community in Lagos, through advice on education, life skills empowerment workshops as well as a leadership development programme in the Anglophone West African sub-region.
Leadership Development Programme
An initiative to build the capacity of nascent LGBTI activists and organizations in Anglophone West Africa countries.
Sensitization and skills empowerment
We facilitate and conduct workshops to sensitize key stakeholders such as law makers, human rights organizations and health care providers in expanding their knowledge on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
We also operate a resource centre that provides a range of materials on self-development, sexual health, human rights, educational materials and videos for community members.