The Voices for Change, Africa project is implemented by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting-ICIR and Institute for War and Peace Reporting-IWPR, aims to build the capacity of human rights defenders, civil society groups and journalists to work together to effectively raise public awareness and launch robust advocacy campaigns related to human rights violations that are crimes under international law and that remain investigated and unprosecuted, such as extrajudicial executions and unlawful killings, forced disappearances, sexual violence, and torture and ill treatment of suspects and detainees. The project will build the long-term capacity of human rights defenders, journalists and Civil Society Organizations to capture and share information that will engage citizens and pressure decision makers to hold criminal human rights abusers to account.

The long-term goal of this intervention is to increase accountability for criminal human rights violations in Nigeria, and ultimately lead to a reduction in those violations.

The short-term outcome of the project during the grant period are designed to build the capacity of journalists and civil society organizations to create awareness and effective advocacy campaigns around accountability for criminal human rights violations in Nigeria.

The project activities will include roundtable meetings, training of journalists and civil society organization groups respectively, development of investigative reports and  planning and implementing robust related advocacy campaigns

The project is designed to be implemented over a 24-month period.


ICIR trains journalists on human rights reporting


Women can no longer walk freely at night in Abuja, and the law does not protect their right to do so - Seun Durojaiye | Oct 23, 2019

INVESTIGATION: Pedophiles on the prowl in FCT - Emiene Erameh | Oct 08, 2019

Pushed beyond borders: Smuggling rice, foreigners into Nigeria is easy—just settle the Immigration and customs officers (3) - ‘Kunle Adebajo | Oct 11, 2019

Pushed beyond borders: Why Nigeria’s worsening economy isn’t stopping young Beninese migrants from seeking a better life (2) - ‘Kunle Adebajo | Oct 10, 2019

Pushed beyond borders: A peek into the dark world of child trafficking between Benin and Nigeria (1) - ‘Kunle Adebajo | Oct 9, 2019

INVESTIGATION: The sad tale of Nigeria’s child prisoners - Ameh Ejekwonyilo | Sept 14, 2019

REPORT: Landlord rapes two young sisters and flees; nearly two years after, justice still eludes devastated family - ‘Kunle Adebajo | June 29, 2019

In Nigeria’s crowded prisons, inmates describe terrible feeding, sanitation (1) - Evelyn Okakwu | June 25, 2019

In Nigeria’s crowded prisons, inmates describe terrible feeding, sanitation (2) - Evelyn Okakwu | July 6, 2019


DEVATOP Radio Program- Talkam

A radio and online video reality talk on human trafficking, migration and other human rights abuses

TALKAM Human Rights Radio Programme – Jungle Justice 29 October, 2019

The Realities of Human trafficking Friday, 16th November, 2018

House Help Exploitation: Another Form of Human Trafficking Friday, 23rd November, 2018

Child Trafficking Through illegal Orphanage Homes Friday, 30th November, 2018

Sex Trafficking in Nigeria And Abroad Friday, 7th December, 2018

Human trafficking through irregular migration Friday, 14th December, 2018

SOAR Initiatives events

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