A Full List of Human Right Organizations in Nigeria (2020)

Human Right Organizations
NGO

It’s without doubt that there are numerous Human Right Organization in Nigeria who are always ready to protect and fight for the right of human.


These organizations are non-governmental organization, albeit they are fully registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC).


While you might have been hearing Human Right movement over the years but don’t know the meaning, it means advocating for justice.

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Important of Human Right Organizations.


The benefits of the human rights
group or organization to the society at large cannot be overemphasized.


Among them are;

  • They serve as human rights fighter to the oppressors;
  • They help the poor and the needy;
  • The human rights group gives scholarship and free education;
  • They pay hospital bill for those that can’t afford it;
  • They provide social amenities like borehole and streetlight where necessary;
  • They fight Advocate for justice; etc.

Like the issue of Firdaus Amasa, a graduate of law who wasn’t called to the Nigerian bar with her colleagues over the use of Hijab.

Her success at the long was due to the Human Rights movement led by Muslim Human Rights Commission (MUHRIC).


Equally, Human rights organizations do carry out institutional advocacy and adopt lobbying in putting an end to forms of violence.

While there are over 500 Human Right Organizations or groups in Nigeria, it is safer to say over 100+ of them are functional and active.

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While some other Human Right Organizations or group activities were being cut off as a result of financial difficulty.

However, the following are compedium list of all the Human Right Organizations registered to the Nigeria Government as at 2020.

  1. Basic Rights Action
  2. Open Society Justice Initiative
  3. West African Bar Association
  4. Human Development Initiative
  5. Women And Youth Empowerment Initiative
  6. Federation Of International Female Lawyers
  7. Foundation For Environmental Rights, Advocacy And Development
  8. Centre For Democracy And Development
  9. The Human Rights Law Service
  10. Network On Police Reform In Nigeria
  11. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center
  12. Childs Right Protective Initiative Right
  13. CLEEN Foundation
  14. LEDAP-Legal Defence And Assistance Project
  15. Women’s Aid Collective
  16. Community Partners For Development
  17. Partnership For Justice (PJ)
  18. Women Advocacy Research And Documentation Centre (WARDC)
  19. Project Alert On Violence Against Women
  20. Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders
  21. Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group
  22. Persons With Disability Network
  23. Pan-African Strategic And Policy Research Group
  24. Socio Economic Rights Initiative
  25. Adolescent Health And Information Project
  26. Institute Of Human Rights And Humanitarian Law
  27. Prisons Rehabilitation And Welfare Agency
  28. Citizens Center For Integrated Development And Social Rights
  29. Social Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP)
  30. Gender And Youth Rights Initiative
  31. Human Rights Monitor
  32. Network For Justice
  33. Connecting Gender
  34. Women’s Rights Advancement And Protection Alternative
  35. Advocates San Frontieres
  36. National Human Rights Commission
  37. Society For Gender And Child Advancement
  38. Women And Children Development Health Research Initiative
  39. Tydas Nigeria Limited Ado
  40. New Initiative For Social Development
  41. Global Network For Community Development
  42. Life And Peace Development Organization
  43. Gender Relevance Initiative Promotion
  44. Adenike Obatayo Hope Foundation
  45. Citizen Advocacy Group
  46. Eagles Foundation
  47. Resource And Documentation Development Center
  48. HEDA Resource Center
  49. Rights Based Awareness Coalition
  50. Confluence Of Rights
  51. Kano Civil Society Forum
  52. Media Gandhi Alternative
  53. Policy And Legal Advocacy Center
  54. Zero Coruption Coalition
  55. Minority Gender Action
  56. Democratic Action Group
  57. Justice, Development And Peace Commission
  58. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  59. Centre For Human Rights In Islam
  60. Rights Enforcement And Public Law Center
  61. Center For Research And Development
  62. Access To Justice
  63. Baobab For Women Human Rights
  64. Legal Research And Resource Development Center
  65. Legal Defence Center
  66. GREIN-Grassroots Empowerment Initiative
  67. Human Rights Centre
  68. Centre For Peace Building And Socio-Economic Resources Development
  69. The Independent Project
  70. Centre For Peace Building & Socio-Economic Resources Development
  71. Coalition Against Sexual Offence
  72. Lawyers Alert
  73. Global Rights
  74. National Committee On Torture
  75. Catholic Institute For Development, Justice And Peace
  76. NNHRI-Wa- Network Of National Human Rights Institution
  77. Human Rights Social Development Environmental Foundation
  78. Jigawa Women’s Network For Access To Justice
  79. MRA-Media Rights Agenda
  80. Gender And Social Action Network
  81. Alliances For Africa
  82. ECOWA-Echoes Of Women In Africa Foundation
  83. Mission5000plus
  84. MCI-Media Concern Initiative
  85. Muslim Youth InitiativeNigeria Network Of Ngo’s
  86. Nigerian Coalition For The International Criminalcourt
  87. Women Development Center
  88. Women’s Consortium Of Nigeria
  89. Center For Women’s Health And Information
  90. Action Health Incorporated
  91. GADA-Gender And Development Action
  92. West Africa Network For Peace Building Nigeria
  93. HEDA Resource Center
  94. The West African Ngo Network
  95. Women Law & Development Centre
  96. NOPRIN Foundation
  97. Legal Resource Consortium
  98. Social Economic Rights Action
  99. Human And Environmental Development Agenda
  100. Foundation For Environmental Rights, Advocacy And Development
  101. Replinglin And Associates
  102. Vision Spring Initiatives
  103. Prison Inmate Development Initiative
  104. Global Community Prime Initiative
  105. Centre For The Advocacy Of Justice And Rights
  106. Human Rights And Community Development Initiative
  107. Center For Community Excellence (CENCEX)
  108. Community Outreach For Development And Welfare Advocacy
  109. Bauchi Human Right Network
  110. Organization For The Sustenance Of The Nigerian Environment
  111. Grassroots Economic Empowerment And Educational Development
  112. Rural Integrated Development Initiative
  113. Centrum Initiative For Development And Fundamental Rights Advocacy
  114. Concern For Women Development Initiative
  115. Health Education And Environmental Protection Alliance (HEEPA)
  116. Life Helpers Initiative
  117. Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO)
  118. Global Community Prime Initiative
  119. Women’s Initiative For Self-Actualization
  120. Legend Youth Association
  121. Imenem Multi Purpose Cooperative Society
  122. Little Hearts Of Praise Initiative
  123. Partners For Peace
  124. Humanitarian League
  125. Women Development Initiative
  126. Applicant Welfare And Development Centre
  127. Dynamic Youth Development Organization
  128. Civil Liberty Organization
  129. Divine Helpers Organization Of Nigeria
  130. Health And Development Initiative
  131. Women Economic Linkages Organizations Of Nigeria
  132. Fa International Women Association
  133. Widows And Orphans Development Organization
  134. Women And Community Livelihood Foundation
  135. Human Right Commission
  136. African Human Development Center
  137. Heal The Land Initiative
  138. Fast Lane Women Network
  139. Peace, Knowledge, Growth & Love Foundation (PEKGLOF)
  140. Rural Health & Women Development.
  141. Ac-Net
  142. Women United For Economic Empowerment
  143. Oluwafolakemi Washington Help Foundation (OWHF)
  144. Community Health Advancement And Fund Empowerment Centre
  145. Humanity Family Foundation For Peace And Development
  146. Green Fountain Foundation
  147. Advocate For Gender Equality Prison Services
  148. Greenspring Development Initiative
  149. Cyndy Orji Foundation
  150. Total Support For The Rule Of Law & Justice Initiative
  151. Advocacy For Self Rehabilitation Initiative
  152. Anma Development Foundation
  153. Critical Response For Universal Xpression
  154. Devatop Centre for Africa Development
  155. Sexual Offence And Rehabilitation Initiative
  156. National Human Rights Commission
  157. Step Up Foundation
  158. Life Builder Initiative (LBI)
  159. Foundation For Sustainable Health Promotion And Development
  160. Centre For Advocacy, Rehabilitation And Empowerment
  161. Centre For Better Health And Community Development
  162. Centre For Education, Women Development And Population Family Life Activities
  163. Girls Power Initiative (GPI)
  164. Women Of Vision Development Initiative
  165. Youth Alliance Against Corruption (YAAC)
  166. National Women’s Alliance Against Corruption (NWAAC)
  167. Sharing Heart International (SHI)
  168. World Youth For Change Initiative (WYCI)
  169. D-Sky Development Initiatives
  170. Egalitarianism Development Initiatives
  171. Centre For Sustained Dialogue
  172. United Alliance Against Child Abuse
  173. Federation Of Muslim Women Association Of Nigeria (FOMWAN)
  174. Community Action For Popular Participation
  175. Community Based Development Non-Governmental Organization Forum
  176. Country Women Association Of Nigeria
  177. League For Human Rights
  178. Centre For Peace Advancement In Nigeria
  179. Displaced Women And Children Foundation
  180. Voice Of The Girl Child
  181. Centre For The Economic Empowerment For Women And Youth
  182. Inter-Gender
  183. Community Building Development Initiative (CBDI)
  184. Congress For Justice And People Rights (CJPR)
  185. Movement For Electoral Integrity (MEI)
  186. Conscious Citizens Initiative
  187. Sisters Against Violence Initiatives (SAVI)
  188. Violence Defenders
  189. Community Development Group
  190. Society For Rights And Human Development
  191. Centre For Ethics Democracy And Development
  192. Alexander Foundation
  193. Home Makers Women Development Initiative
  194. International Centre For Peace, Charity And Human Development (INTERCEP)
  195. Christian Women For Excellence And Empowerment In Nigeria Society (CWEENS)
  196. Human Rights Activist
  197. Coalition Of Human Rights Activists
  198. Community Environment Development Network
  199. Harry Wofasi Women For Family Stability Initiative
  200. Abua-Odual Kupe Foundation
  201. Movement For The Survival Of The Ogoni People
  202. Niger Delta Coalition
  203. Rivers Youth Coalition Vanguard
  204. Kebelkache Women
  205. Social Action
  206. Macwelff Maternal And Child Wellbeing Foundation
  207. Women Initiative For Transparency And Social Justice
  208. Salma Shagaya Foundation (SSF)
  209. Center For Women And Vulnerable Children
  210. Doing Democracy Movement
  211. Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition
  212. Divine Favour Foundation Initiative
  213. Muslim Human Rights Commission (MUHRIC)
  214. New Era Development Education Centre
  215. Muslim Students Society of Nigeria
  216. New Innovation In Development Education For A Healthy Living Society
  217. International Centre For Development And Budget Advocacy
  218. Social Watch, Nigeria
  219. Law Students Society of Nigeria (LAWSAN)
  220. Civil Resource Development And Documentation Centre
  221. Youth Education And Human Rights And Civil Responsibility
  222. International Federation Of Women Lawyers
  223. New Life Community Care Initiative
  224. Youth Resource Education And Leadership Center 4
  225. Green Pastures Charity Centre (GREPAC)
  226. Human Rights And Youth Education On Human Right And Civil Responsibilities
  227. Alliances For Africa
  228. Women’s Rights Advancement (WERA)
  229. Centre For Citizens With Disabilities
  230. Gender Consultant
  231. Channel Of Hope Initiative
  232. Women Of Virtue Network
  233. Women, Widows And Orphans
  234. Society Impact Initiative
  235. Network For Empowerment And Development Initiative
  236. Danmarke Youth Development Association
  237. Right Based Awareness Coalition
  238. Youth Empowerment And Health Development Initiative
  239. Ophanned Youth For Development
  240. Green Flog For Youth Development
  241. Access For Prisoners Rights
  242. Society For Youth Development And Orphaned Children
  243. Play Safe Foundation
  244. Child Protection Network
  245. Centre For Care Of The Vulnerable And Development
  246. Wellbeing Foundation
  247. Women And Youth Development Initiative
  248. Step To Life
  249. Woman Kind Family Enhancement Initiative
  250. Association For Democratic Citizen
  251. Olive Community Development Initiative
  252. Civil Rights Initiative
  253. Total Fidelity Movement For Relief Services
  254. Development Action For Humanity
  255. Organization For The Sustenance Of The Nigeria Environment
  256. Initiative For Development
  257. Grassroot Action For Development
  258. Community Action Project
  259. Centre For Grassroot Development
  260. Centre For Development And Civil Education
  261. Crown Women Network
  262. We Care Foundation
  263. Community Development Information Centre
  264. Women In Peace Education And Community
  265. Widows Development Trust
  266. Udo Women Organization
  267. Favoured Women Association
  268. Kal Foundation For Youth Transformation
  269. Community Delightment Organization
  270. Girls Child Hub, Africa
  271. Community Enlightenment And Development Initiative
  272. Kotorkoshi Emirate Development Initiative
  273. Save Mothers And Children Initiative Zamfara
  274. Community Development Forum
  275. Youth Initiative For Peace And Development
  276. Community Advancement Project
  277. Fulani Initiative For The Protection Of Environment And Less Privileged.
  278. Humanity Development And Peace initiative
  279. Women In Education
  280. Future Hope Foundation
  281. Development Empowerment Initiative
  282. Triumphant Health And Development Initiative
  283. Society For Women And Aids In Africa Nigeria
  284. Balm In Gilead Foundation
  285. War Against Child, Sexual And Physical Abuse Society
  286. Committee For Democracy And Rights Of The People
  287. Lokiaka Community Development Centre
  288. Climate And Environmental Development Initiative
  289. Centre For Community And Human Development
  290. Legal Resources Consortium (LRC)End Note.

End Note

Be informed that there are other NGOs and human right organizations in Nigeria other than the above listed.

In case yours is not in the list, endeavor to use the comment section by dropping the name of the human rights group.

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