This is a follow-up post from my previous post, Covid19 Pandemic and The Escalation of Gender-Based Violence.The Nigerian Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nigeria have put in place measures to ensure survivors of Gender-Based Violence Survivors are protected. This is to ensure that GBV survivors are not abandoned and neglected during this period.
SOURCES OF HELP FOR GBV SURVIVORS IN THE TIME OF COVID19 IN NIGERIA
Nigeria Police Force
Nigeria Police Force Gender Unit saddled with the responsibility of handling Sexual and Gender-Based Violence cases and the Abuse of Children.
The National Human Rights Commission has a platform that makes it easier to report human rights violations. You don’t need to know anyone. report.nhrc.gov.ng
Directory of Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARCs) in Nigeria
Stand To End Rape STER Initiative Incident Reporting Form
The Hug Place
Kano Covid19 SGBV Response Team Hotline
Abuja Municipal Area Council
The council in partnership with some NGOs, EVA Nigeria, Dorothy Njemanze and Action Aid launched a 24/7 call center for Victims’ of sexual and gender-based violence.
N3lewa Centre (Borno SARC)
Nana Khadija centre Sokoto
Call their HOTLINES:Abuja:08078111126Lagos: 08155770000 / 08187243468Adamawa: 07068339913 / 08069710461Sokoto: 07042001983 / 07042274748
24-hour Crisis Confidential Helpline Call or text the WARIF 24 hour Helpline: 08092100009.
NAPTIP hotlines 08032203462 or 08183846635.
TIMITHELAW LEGAL CLINICTimithelaw Legal Clinic is providing pro bono (Free) legal & startup advisory service to the following due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Unlawful employment termination.
- Domestic violence victims.
- Loan & financing arrangements.
- Trademark & patent advisory.
Open: Mon, Wednesdays, and Fridays from May to July 2020.Time for free consultation: 1PM – 3PMAvenue: Tweet @timithelaw & request a private conversation, to access this service.You’ll get DM responses during the consultation.
Rayuwa Sexual Assult Referral Center (SARC) Niger State
Dorothy Njemanze FoundationTwitterUganda FIDA Uganda
If you are in need of legal assistance, you can now also reach us via WhatsApp (0705 645 596) with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you! #AskALawyerI will update this database constantly to ensure that I capture all organisations providing support for SGBV survivors.Let’s keep the conversation going in the comment section.If you know any government agency or Non-governmental organisation (NGO) providing services for sexual and gender-based survivor during the covid19 pandemic not captured above. You can drop their information and contact details in the comment section.