Human Rights Advocacy

Community Engagement in Kabusa Village: Reducing Stigma and Supporting Torture Survivors (RESSTOR)

We are pleased to share the success of our recent community engagement initiative that took place on March 27, 2024, in Kabusa Village, Abuja, Nigeria. Under the theme ‘Reducing Stigma and Supporting Torture Survivors (RESSTOR),’ the project aimed to raise awareness, provide support, and empower community members regarding torture, legal rights, and psychosocial well-being. This event was implemented by the dedicated team members of the Legend Golden Care Foundation (LGCF) with support from the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) and United Against Torture, with funding from the European Union.   The morning session began with meticulous arrangements made by our team to ensure a smooth and impactful session. Beneficiaries were warmly welcomed, and attendance was carefully recorded. The focus of the morning session was on legal and psychosocial support services. Legal experts from LGCF addressed questions related to rights, legal processes, and access to justice, providing much-needed guidance. Trained counsellors offered valuable psychosocial support, discussing emotional well-being, coping strategies, and trauma management.   The afternoon session continued seamlessly, with personalized attention and assistance provided to beneficiaries. Mrs. Kanayo Olisa-Metuh, the Executive Director and Founder of LGCF delivered a welcome address, highlighting the purpose of our visit to the community. Distinguished professionals, including representatives from the Committee Against Torture Nigeria (CATN), the Inspector General of Police, the Controller General of Corrections, the National Human Rights Commission, and the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, shared their goodwill messages. Mrs. Ogechi Ogu, a guest speaker, discussed the implications of torture on individuals and families, encouraging participants to share their experiences.   The engagement fostered active participation from attendees, who openly shared their experiences and concerns. Awareness about available resources and avenues for seeking help was emphasized, empowering community members to take charge of their well-being. To foster a sense of unity and identity, branded T-shirts and face caps were distributed, which participants proudly wore, symbolizing their commitment to the cause.   The impact and reach of the community engagement were significant. A total of 150 beneficiaries participated, with a notable presence of women and children, highlighting the inclusive approach of the project. By providing legal guidance, psychosocial support, and a platform for dialogue, we have taken an important step towards reducing stigma and supporting torture survivors in Kabusa Village.   We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the stakeholders, community members, and partners who contributed to the success of this event. Together, we will continue to strive for a society that upholds the rights and well-being of all, working towards the healing, justice, and reintegration of torture survivors.

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Creating Awareness and Change: A COURTESY VISIT TO SILVERBIRD

Legend Golden Care Foundation (LGCF) is excited to share the latest developments in our commitment to championing social justice and fostering positive change. Through collaborative efforts with our dedicated partners, we recently embarked on a courtesy visit to Silverbird Communication, establishing a partnership aimed at community impact. During this visit, we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Victor, the Business Manager, whose warm welcome set the tone for an insightful discussion. In our conversation, we explored potential avenues for collaboration, aligning our shared commitment to making a positive impact on communities. As we move forward, LGCF remains dedicated to making significant strides in various areas crucial to the well-being and empowerment of individuals and communities alike.   A summary of some of these programs includes the following: Awareness and Advocacy: Through various media channels, we aim to educate and engage the public on the importance of human rights, legal aid, and the acceleration of criminal justice processes. Our programs focus on raising awareness and promoting the active involvement of communities in advocating for social justice Legal Aid and Human Rights: We recognize the significance of providing legal aid and promoting human rights principles. Our dedicated team of legal experts works tirelessly to ensure access to security and justice, emphasizing non-custodial measures to speed up criminal justice processes. Policy Analysis and Public Policy Advocacy: We actively engage in public policy analysis to influence positive change. By fostering gender equality, social inclusion, and rehabilitation, we aim to dismantle barriers and create a more just and inclusive society. Social and Human Capacity Development: Our commitment to socio-economic empowerment extends to comprehensive programs encompassing entrepreneurship, mentorship, life planning skills, and leadership development. We believe in nurturing individuals to reach their full potential. Women’s Economic and Financial Empowerment: Emphasizing the importance of gender equality, our initiatives focus on empowering women economically and financially. Through education and entrepreneurship programs, we strive to create opportunities for women to thrive. Research and Digital Technology Integration: Embracing the digital era, our Research and Digital Technology (RDT) Program leverages technology for impact assessment, evidence-based advocacy, and knowledge dissemination. We have transitioned to digital reports for convenience and efficiency. Education and Livelihood: We believe in the transformative power of education. Our programs encompass education and livelihood initiatives that contribute to the overall development of communities. We invite you to join us on this transformative journey towards a more just and equitable society. Together, we can create lasting change and empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives. Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for being an integral part of our shared mission.

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