African Foundation For Human Advancement (AFFAH)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 30, Baale Animashaun Street
Alakuko, Lagos
Country: Nigeria
Region: Western Africa
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law, Health, Migration, Governance'
Short description:
The organization is non-governmental organization with a truly African and global outlook, established in 2003 to reaffirm faith in Fundamental Human Rights, promote the quality of life of the African peoples, promote social progress and better standards of life, fight diseases, poverty, corruption and homelessness, promote justice, equity and the rule of law and democracy as bequeathed to the world through the Greco-Judaic culture.

AFFAH is registered with the corporate affairs commission under the corporate and allied matters act of 1990. In consonance with its objectives, AFFAH has been undertaking legal proceedings, in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, and other parts of Nigeria, on behalf of victims of organized violence and torture, victims of human right abuses.

The organization has been giving free legal advice to victims and needy persons, groups regardless of race, colour or national origin. Also drafted legal court proceeding documents and attends the filing of such documents. For example in A.G of Lagos State vs. Kareem Orilope a case in which the defendant was unjustly incarcerated for an inordinate length of time (20 years) without trial and without recourse to the judicial system, AFFAH intervened and obtained his release.

AFFAH introduced the participatory interactive media model awareness and behavioural change communication strategy using visual, performing arts and debates through mass and alternative media to bring about positive changes in HIV/AIDS related issues, attitudes, beliefs, misconceptions, intentions, risk perception and self-efficacy among youth in some of its Program areas.

The basis of innovation in the participatory interactive media model is the participation on targeted youth in identifying their own knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, misconceptions, intentions, risk perception and developing a consensus of behavioural change options through interactive and multimedia communication strategy. The behavioural change communication strategy was introduced in Ibadan, Lagos, Saki, Oyo, Ondo and Igbokoda.

The project is on going and at the end of the program, the positive behavioural message discussed and chosen by the target youths, will be left on picture codes, posters, book pages, calendars and so on in school, community halls to ensure sustainability.
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