CONSCIENCE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (CHRCR).

Whereas, the majority of the Nigerian Society suffering various forms of violence, conflict and indignity to their person? Realising the need to campaign for the promotion of human rights and peaceful co-existence. The Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) based in Lokoja, Kogi State now replace the formal Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution as part of our growth and status the need to make expansion, the Conscience now replace the Centre. The Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution is incorporated Limited by Guarantee RC: 1582014 on 6th May, 2019.

CHRCR

CHRCR

Organisational Activities

    Our activities includes the following:
  • Peace and conflict resolution, Elections monitoring/observation, Gender advocacy, Voters education, Legislative lobbying and engagement, Budget Advocacy, Security and counter terrorism advocacy.
  • Our major instrument of advocacy is through the media engagement which include both print and electronic. We conduct training, facilitation and we network with various organizations which includes but not limited to NGO/CSO, Labour Union, Women Groups, Youth Association and Community Based Organisations. We also partner with National and International Agencies. Between 2009 – 2014, we introduce to the Kogi State Assembly GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BILLS which was passed in March 2014 into Law after rigorous lobbying. The Bill was the first in the Northern Nigeria and also the third in the Federation as part of the effort to domesticate Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discriminations against Women (CEDAW). We also led the process that culminated in the passage of FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL (FOI) which was also passed into law in 2013 to enhance transparency and accountability in governance, the first of its kind in Nigeria at State level. We co-ordinated Voters Registration Observations in the entire 21 Local Governments of the Kogi State in 2011 in partnership with Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE) . We also co-ordinated for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it Anti-Corruption Revolution Anchor in the North Central. We work on Countering Violence Extremism (CVE)
  • We coordinated VOTE NOT FIGHT, ELECTION NO BE WAR, a voter's education prgoramme targeting the youths and their influential against electoral violence in Kogi State during the 2015 General elections supported by National Democratic Institute (NDI).
  • We also facilitated Foreign Observers for IRI in Kogi State during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
  • Currently implementing a Project on Anti-corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Elections in Kogi State. In partnership with Yar'Adua Foundation with the support of MacArthur Foundation.

Networks

We are members of the following networks of organizations

  • Electoral Reform Network (ERN),
  • Freedom of Information Coalition (FOI),
  • Network on Community Radio (NCR),
  • Citizen Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR),
  • Citizen Wealth Platform (CWP),
  • National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA),
  • Partners Against Violent Extremism (PAVE),
  • Civil Society Network against Corruption (CSNAC),
  • Budget Monitoring and Advocacy Group (BMAG),
  • PLAC/Situation Room, Global Network on Investigative Journalism (GNIJ),
  • Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN),
  • Base on our current project intervention in Kogi State, Part of the outcome/fallout of the engagement on Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability. Network on Anti-corruption, Transparency and Accountability (NATA) was created for the purpose sustainability, information sharing and capacity building of stakeholders in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Publications

  • We research and published a book on the plight of widows in the Northern Nigeria titled WAILING WIDOWS.
  • Monthly publication of THE PERSPECTIVES Magazine since January 2016 till date.
  • Annual Budget Pull-Out of selected MDAs in Kogi State since 2016 till date.
  • A Weekly live Phone-in Radio Programme on the Prime FM (101.5) from 9:00am - 10:00am, Jimgbe – Lokoja. Every Monday, since September 9th till date. We also produce and air jingles on Elections, Good Governance, Anti-Corruption, Transparency, Accountability and Electoral Violence.

Leadership


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Idris Miliki Abdul

Executive Director

Welcome to Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Management, Our goal is to institutionalize Anti-corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria by ensuring necessary political commitment to deepen and spread Anti-corruption and Accountability during elections year.

Partners

We partners with the following organizations/Institutions

  • International Republican Institute (IRI)
  • National Democratic Institute (NDI)
  • UNDP/DGD
  • Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE)
  • Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CSLAC)
  • Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolutions (IPCR),Kogi State House of Assembly
  • European Union Technical Assistance to Nigeria's Evolving Security Challenges (EUTANS)
  • Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),International Centre on Counter terrorism (ICCT)
  • Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC)/Situation Room
  • Citizen Wealth Platform (CWP)
  • Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)
  • Yar'Adua Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Search for Common Ground.

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