Tag: human rights

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Ado AminuJune 16, 2021

The ‘dos and don’ts’ of supporting a marginalised group

On any other day it will make all the sense in the world to simply say, “Support marginalised groups,” and ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 7, 2021

#PrideMonth: Introducing ‘Loving in Colour – The Heart of Defiance’ | A #YNaijaSpecial

By Ayodele Olofintuade When Non-binary writer, Ado Aminu approached me to collaborate with YNaija to curate this year’s Pride Month ...

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Ado AminuJune 7, 2021

We can learn a thing or two from Nigeria’s Twitter ban

In the wake of the federal government arbitrarily banning Twitter in Nigeria, the bulk of the conversation being had is ...

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Ado AminuJune 2, 2021

International Sex Worker’s Day: Access to justice for sex workers should be our responsibility

One thing sex workers in Nigeria know on any given day is that access to justice is a pipe dream ...

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Ado AminuJune 1, 2021

What does Pride mean to you? 4 LGBT+ Nigerians share

Whatever celebrating LGBT+ pride may mean to you, there is one element that run through each individual meaning – defiance, ...

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Ado AminuMarch 24, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share the story of their gay awakening

“The onus shouldn’t be on queer people to come out,” said YNaija’s Bernard Dayo while responding to this piece we ...

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Ado AminuMarch 22, 2021

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel is protesting against the SSMPA with a hunger strike. How will it play out?

Nigerian YouTuber, Victor Emmanuel, popularly known as VicWonder has gone on indefinite hunger strike in a protest calling for the ...

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Ado AminuMarch 16, 2021

The Catholic church decree against same-sex unions | What it means for LGBT+ Catholics

The Catholic Church Monday said in a decree that the church cannot sanction gay marriage since God “cannot bless sin.” ...

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Ado AminuMarch 3, 2021

The list outing Nigerian male celebrities hurts both heterosexual and LGBTQ people

A list of gay/bisexual men in Nigeria, compiled by self-styled investigative journalist known only as Queen Aisha, has made the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

The attack on LGBTQ people in Ghana is an attack on us all

In the past days, LGBTQ people living in Ghana have been facing heightened homophobia from the Ghanaian government, human rights ...

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Ado AminuFebruary 9, 2021

Gay Rights for all | US Government memorandum on global LGBT+ rights could backfire

One of the bitterly memorable legacies of the Donald Trump presidency was his alignment with the Christian Right – even ...

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Michael IsaacJune 13, 2020

Rubbin ’Minds partners NHRC on Human Rights Conversations for Democracy Day

Nigeria’s leading talk show, Rubbin’ Minds will this Sunday hold the Democracy Day Talks in celebration of this year’s Democracy ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

The arguments are over but the rights of LGBTQ Nigerians are still not taken seriously

The LGBT discourse which made the rounds on Twitter late last week after Feminist, Gender-Equality advocate and award-winning Documentary filmmaker ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 25, 2019

Difficult to believe but the federal government is empowering a lawless generation

When the highest branch of authority in the country fails to uphold an elevated standard of order and respect for ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 30, 2018

This is one of many reasons Nigeria’s security architecture may need a complete overhaul

It began with a petition written against one Filis Arinze – which seems like a threat. The Special Task Force ...

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tosin adesinaDecember 13, 2018

Does Nigeria have anything to celebrate on International Human Rights day?

December 10th is globally recognised as the International Human Rights Day. The day set aside by the United Nations general ...

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YNaija NewsRoomApril 29, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Laziness, rights, entitlement and privilege. This is how you create a #LazyNigerianYouth

The concept of human rights has its history in the creation of the United Nations. Following the devastation from the ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 15, 2017

NGO Bill: The zero public support is all the Senate needs

by Alexander O. Onukwue Nigerians have absolutely no interest in the so-called NGO Bill and this is not according to ...

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EzinneDecember 15, 2017

The Thread: “They said ‘take off your hijab’. She said ‘Girl’s not hot'” | TwitterNG reacts to the Hijab outrage

Pushing for progress is fantastic; attacking injustice is necessary, but at what cost? Last night, a hashtag began to make ...

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EditorDecember 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] If we dragged a gay or transgender person to Jesus for judgement today, what would Jesus do?

It is not often that we get someone as read Chude Jideonwo give an extensive, exhaustive examination of our attitudes ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

The Initiative for Equal Rights to hold third edition of Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law symposium

In commemoration of the International Day for Human Rights, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!YNaija.com, The Equality Hub ...

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EditorNovember 27, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Chude Jideonwo is headlining this year’s Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit

The Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit organized by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) and the Equality Hub ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2017

Opinion: Is this what it takes for women to enforce their rights?

by Michael Ace   I was traveling back to Ibadan on Thursday when something I would consider interesting but tense ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2017

Opinion: Can our human rights come in handy this year?

by Nimi Princewill If you know your rights, you’re to blame for every human rights violation which you let slide ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Opinion: Myanmar’s Muslim massacres- A case for religious minority groups everywhere

by Albert Afeso Akanbi Some sad news filtered in from Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Again we saw proof of ...

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AzeezSeptember 5, 2017

BREAKING: Court adjourns hearing on Evans’ human rights suit

The human rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudi Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans against the police has been adjourned ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 29, 2017

Promoters of hate speech should be prosecuted – UN human rights experts

United Nations human rights experts have called for the prosecution of those behind the October 1 quit notice given to ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 25, 2017

Why the APC is trying to criminalise hate speech – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolve to categorise hate speech as terrorism, ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 31, 2017

Opinion: This is what the ‘King of Witches’ has been doing with children

 by Afeso Albert Akanbi I think it is time for the government to step in, not in words but through ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 7, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria needs to embrace- not silence- diversity

by Feyisayo Anjorin   The fight for justice and equality – not just for personal reasons but for the sake of ...

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