Human Rights Offices in Lagos, Nigeria

There are gaps that exist between human rights standards and the enforcement of such rights in Nigeria. Human Rights organizations advocate for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights on the guiding precepts of democracy, accountability and respect for the rule of law. To do this effectively, Human Rights organizations engage in monitoring, investigation, documentation and dissemination of information pertaining to human rights in order to achieve prevention of human rights abuses and also to safeguard the human rights of citizens against violations by government and other actors.

Human Rights Offices in Lagos, Nigeria

This is a list of Human Rights Offices in Lagos State:

  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

Address: No. 20 Olurunnimbe Street, Wemabod Estate, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja.

  • The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)

Address: Nos. 14/16, Makoko Road, off Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.

  • Child Protection Network (CPN)

Address: Beside FAWA Petrol Station, adjacent Diamond Estate main gate, KM 2, Isheri-LASU Expressway, Isheri, Alimosho.

  • Office of Public Defender

Address: Nos. 2/8 Iyun Street, Stadium/Barracks Bus-Stop, Surulere.

  • Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation

Address: Block 18, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Lagos State Gender Advocacy Team (LASGAT)

Address: C/O State Accountability and Voice Initiative, No. 8, Sadiku Street, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

  • Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP)

Address: No. 11B, Christ Avenue, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki.

  • Directorate of Citizens Right

Address: 1st Floor, Ministry of Justice, Block 2, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Project Alert on Violence Against Women

Address: No. 21, Akinsanya Street, off Isheri Road, Taiwo Bus-Stop, (behind FRSC), Ojodu Berger.

  • Community Women’s Rights Foundation

Address: Plot 12, Agindindu Street, off Selewu Road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu.

  • Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team

Address: Room 414, Ministry of Justice, Block 2, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Women’s Right and Health Project (WRAHP)

Address: No. 196, Ejigbo Egbe Road, Ilepo Bus-Stop, Ejigbo.

  • Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership

Address: C/O Attorney General’s Office, 4th Floor, Ministry of Justice, Block 2, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Ministry of Youth and Social Development

Address: Block 18, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Mirabel Centre – Sexual Assault Referal Centre

Address: Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), G.R.A, Ikeja.

  • Women Arise for Change Initiative

Address: No. 26, Adebowale Street, Sabo, Ojodu Berger.

  • The SIFA Human Rights Office

Address 1: No. 2, Muritala Eletu Way, off Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase 2, Lekki.

Address 2: No. 34, Isheri-Oshun Road, Ijegun, off Jakande Estate, Isolo.

  • Human Rights and Justice Group International

Address: No. 53, Western Avenue, Surulere.

  • Access to Human Right and Justice Initiative

Address: No. 53, Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere.

  • African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development (ACAHD)

Address: No. 137, Alakuko Road, opposite Oando Filling Station, Alagbado.

  • Association for the Protection and Defence of Human Rights

Address: No. 281, Old Ojo Road, Amuwo-Odofin.

  • National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

Address: No. 165, Oba Ladejobi Street, G.R.A, Ikeja.

  • The Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS)

Address: Left Wing, 1st Floor, No. 34, Creek Road, Apapa.

  • Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA)

Address 1: No. 142, Oba Akran Avenue, 3rd Floor, Poatson Building, Ikeja.

Address 2: No. 24, Olaleye Street, Somolu.

  • Pan African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG)

Address: PANAFSTRAG Secretariat, No. 302, Iju Water Works Road, Iju-Ishaga, Agege.

  • One-Stop Child Justice Centre / Child Rights Team

Address: Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Prison Watch Unit

Address: Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Alausa, Ikeja.

  • Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre (LHAHRDC)

Address: No. 1, Alhaja Shifau Street, Dopemu, Agege.

  • Genesis Human Rights Organization

Address: Papa Major Bus-Stop, No. 284, Ijegun Road, Ikotun.

  • Human Rights Foundation of Nigeria (HRF)

Address: No. 3A, Kayode Otitoju Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki.

  • Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CDHRDA)

Address: 9th Floor, Bookshop House, Nos. 50/52, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

  • Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC)

Address: No. 19, Maye Street, off Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba.

  • HEDA Resource Centre

Address: No. 15A, Yinusa Adeniji Street, off Muslim Avenue, Ikeja.

  • Social Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP)

Address: No. 2B, Oyetola Street, off Ajanaku Street, off Salvation Street, Opebi, Ikeja.

  • Lagos State Branch of Nigerian Bar Association

Address: Suite 1J, Lapal House, No. 235, Igbosere Road, Lagos Island.

  • CLEEN Foundation

Address: No. 22, Akinsaya Street, off Taiwo Bus-Stop, Ojodu, Ikeja.

  • West African NGO Network (WANGONET)

Address: No. 7, Raymond Street, off Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba.

  • Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Agency (PRAWA)

Address: No. 1, Bode Thomas Street, off Bode Thomas Road, Onipanu, Sabo, Yaba.

  • Media Rights Agenda (MRA)

Address: No. 21, Budland Street, off Isheri Road, Ojodu, Ikeja.

  • Media Concern Initiative (MCI)

Address: P. O. Box 1343, Agege.

  • Enough is Enough Nigeria

Address: No. 10B, Fola Jinady Crescent, Gbagada Phase 1.

  • ActionAid Nigeria

Address: No. 1, Adeboye Solanke Avenue, Allen, Ikeja.

  • Humanitarian Care for Displaced Persons

Address: No. 35, Abba Johnson Crescent, Akora Villa Estate, off Adeniyi Jones Street, Ikeja.

  • BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights

Address: No. 76, Ogudu Road, Ojota.

  • Mission 5000 Plus Development Institution

Address: Oyeshina, off Jibowu Estate Road, Ilupeju Titun, Abule Egba.

  • Human Development Initiative (HDI)

Address: Girls Junior Grammar School, No. 2, Iwaya Road, Onike, Sabo, Yaba.

  • Stand To End Rape (STER)

Address: No. 1B, Godson Ilodianya Close, off Ayo Babatunde Crescent by Akiogun Road, Oniru, Lekki.

  • Women At Risk Foundation (WARIF)

Address: WARIF Centre, No. 6, Turton Street, off Thorburn Avenue, Yaba.



The core objective of Human Rights organizations is the protection of the rights of individuals in society. These organizations are usually not for profit. Some of the functions of Human Rights organizations include the protection of vulnerable groups in the society from abuse and violation, empowering the people to stand up in the face of abuse through encouraging freedom of speech and expression, provision of access to education to members of the society not well off to afford basic education, and also the provision of a universal standard by which holds the government accountable for their actions and policies. The Nigerian 1999 Constitution and the Nigerian Human Rights Act of 2010 as amended offer the framework on which Human Rights organizations operate.



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