Human Dignity
About HRJGI

"Generosity and caring for those in need (often summarized under the heading of 'widows and orphans'); giving bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty and hospitality to the wandering stranger; honesty; truthfulness; an ability to work with others; an ability to 'be a friend', a basic sense of fairness; a constructive attitude toward life in society; all these are Virtues ... By a similar token, one of the contributions of anthropological studies has been to remind us of the myriad ways in which cultures, through education and ritual, have endeavored to give socially relevant roles or work to their members, including in many cases those which 'modern' culture stigmatizes as deviant, disabled or insane." ― Mado Spiegler


Justice Group staff

Human Rights & Justice Group Int'l (Justice Group) is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit voluntary initiative which was established in 1999 by Nigerians from different professional, cultural and social backgrounds to enhance knowledge, respect and observance of human rights, and to encourage exchange of information and experiences for the betterment of the citizenry through the instrumentality of law, education, enlightenment and humanitarianism.

Justice Group membership is drawn from a rich blend of activists and other professionals working together on a shared commitment to justice, the rule of law and human dignity. The idea of the group was to build awareness about those rights as well as investigate and advocate various means for securing their implementation.

In addition, our programs aim at broadening access of individuals and communities and strengthening their participation in the design and implementation of social and economic policies/programs which affect them. We work with communities and groups that cut across gender, literacy, age and social lines, and use focused group pilot projects to measure the impact our interventions are making in target communities.

Vision

To build a just society with respect for human rights and rule of law.

Mission

Our mission is to support NGOs, CBOs, and other grassroots organisations in Nigeria and abroad by building their capacity which among others include:

  • Fostering local, regional and national cooperation in the NGO sector towards sustainable development through knowledge building and strategic action;
  • Encouraging information exchange among various NGOs with same aims, objective and philosophy;
  • Working to promote human rights, access to justice and development by building partnership between NGOs, CBOs, and the general public to secure a quality life of human dignity.

Goal

To raise national awareness of the citizens' constitutional rights and on a long-term basis, mobilize and educate the public on human rights in order to remove legal, cultural, religious and other constraints against the attainment of economic and social justice and equity in the society.

Margaret Abiagam

Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide focused quality assistance that brings about concrete results, which benefit the community and its citizens. To become the most strategic provider of the rights of the most vulnerable in the society.

Justice Volunteer Corps of Africa (JVCA)

Justice Volunteer Corps of Africa (JVCA) was launched in September 2003. JVCA will network with other advanced volunteer organisations abroad such as "Volunteers of America", "Volunteers of Canada", "Volunteers of Asia". The goal is to have a center for training and educating African Volunteers from all African countries to participate in the rewarding experience of helping one another in their various communities targeted at promoting a quality of life. Currently, we are building a database of volunteers that will participate in our various projects in Nigeria and abroad.

Networking

Justice Group networks with bodies like the Kabissa U.S.A, NGO Coalition on International Criminal Court (CICC) the Hague, Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) Switzerland, Clean-up the World Australia, People's Decade for Human Rights Education (PDHRE), New York, GreenNet- West Africa, West African NGO Network (WANGONET), Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR) and other international non-governmental organisations that have similar vision, focus and ideas.