Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Nigeria
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Nigeria are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Nigeria
Purpose: To reduce stigma and empower rural Muslim communities by training HIV-positive women in income-generating activities and raising awareness about HIV and AIDS.
Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS Inc. (EVA)
Orphans and Vulnerable Children Education Campaign
Purpose: To advocate for the right to education for orphans and vulnerable children by mobilizing policy makers, state and local government, education authorities and the media through video screenings, children's presentations and community-led initiatives.
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS)
Advocacy and Management Capacity Building for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Purpose: To improve the HIV response and increase access to information in Lagos State through community engagement to address stigma and discrimination, and effective communication and social mobilization strategies.
Living Hope Care (LIHOC)
HIV Transmission Prevention in Osun and Bauchi States
Purpose: To strengthen care for people living with HIV and AIDS by training grassroots organizations, including faith-based groups, on prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and working with government to integrate reproductive health services in health care centers.
Media Concern Initiative
Sensitizing Youth on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Purpose: To prevent sexual violence against adolescent girls through the dissemination of information, education and communication materials; and to strengthen institutional capacity by developing a strategic plan and monitoring and evaluation tools.
Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ)
Integrated Health and Education
Purpose: To promote community health in northern Nigeria by providing rural mobile clinic services, training home-based care volunteers, and advocating to increase and improve health services in rural communities.
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER)
Promoting Human Rights and Health in the LGBT Community
Purpose: To provide human rights education and promote leadership development in the LGBT community by facilitating workshops, community dialogues and an internship program.