HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH ANCHORS.
Call for Applications
Application Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
CSAAE is pleased to welcome applications for Human Rights Youth Anchors who will lead local initiatives to track and monitor human rights violations arising from police brutalities across the five South-Eastern states in Nigeria.
With the wave of advocacy occasioned by the ENDSARS campaign, Nigerian youths have risen to demand for better governance and in particular, more empathic handling of Nigerians by the police department. Subsequently, the Nigerian government responded by disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the police unit chiefly responsible for the numerous cases of police brutality. It also committed to advancing police reforms. Some state governments also set up judicial panels of inquiry tasked with justice delivery to survivors of police brutality and families of victims of the crimes of the police force.
CSAAE, in consortium with her partners, The Centre for Health Education and Vulnerable Support (CHEVS) and The Youth Empowerment Solutions Project Initiative (YES-P) is leading a movement tagged “Soro Soke or Park Well” aimed at sustaining the positive energy ignited by the #EndSARS campaign. We seek to amplify the voices of the young Nigerians who yearn for a more inclusive society devoid of bullying and bad governance. Project Soro Soke is proudly funded by Voice.
We hereby invite vibrant young persons who are passionate about human rights and civic engagement to apply to become youth anchors. One youth Anchor will be selected per Local Government Area, across the 95 Local Government Areas in the South East. In the next seven (7) months, Youth Anchors shall work with CSAAE, our local and international partners, and relevant government agencies to track cases of human rights abuses arising from police brutalities in their Local Government Areas, monitor the implementation and compliance with new police reforms, report cases of human rights abuses and contribute to regional and national policy discourse on improving police-citizen relationship.
- Must be a Nigerian citizen.
- Must be between 18-40 years old.
- Must live within the South-East.
- Must be passionate about community service, civic advocacy and volunteering.
- Youth Anchors shall contribute to drafting questions for a survey of public opinion on human rights abuses in their communities.
- Youth Anchors shall support the dissemination of the survey to the members of their communities.
- Youth Anchors shall support data collection and analysis.
- Youth Anchors shall support CSAAE legal team and High Court Judges during cell visitations to facilitate the release of unjustly detained #EndSARS protesters.
- Youth Anchors shall be responsible for receiving reports of human rights abuses from the members of their community
- Youth Anchors shall benefit from an all expense paid workshop series on human rights monitoring and reporting.
- Youth Anchors will attend several linking, learning and networking events to hone their civic engagement skills.
- Youth Anchors shall receive transportation allowances to cover for their movement within the South-East.
- At the end of the 7 month period, Anchors shall be immersed into CSAAE youth network, federal and state agencies, police-citizen engagement panels and policy hubs where they shall receive continued support as human rights advocates.
Application Opens: Friday, October 8, 2021
Application Closes: Friday, October 29, 2021.
All enquiries should be directed to
Manager, Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program,
+2348165047214, +2348164350415 (available on call, sms and WhatsApp: Mon-Fri., 9:00am – 5:00pm WAT).
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