Global Rights Nigeria Hosts Students Of Afebabalola University On A 2 Day Peace And Conflict Workshop

Paul Abutu - Communications & Development Officer, Global Rights Nigeria
The 100 & 200 Level students of the Peace and Conflict Studies  of Afebabalola University Ado - Ekitu (ABUAD) visited Global Rights Nigeria  on a field trip on 3rd and 4th May, 2017.

The purpose of the visit was to let the students appreciate the career opportunities in Peace and Conflict Studies and to interact and get inspired by listening to the stories of people who
are working to advance social justice and preventing conflict through the media and/or advocacy.

Mrs Abiodun Baiyewu - Country Director, Global Rights Nigeria
Cynthia Anaele -
Students where made to better understand  conflict, its negative effects, how it impacts society and relates to their Programme. They also watched a documentary about "Fatima Adamu" who was displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and is currently in an IDP camp in Abuja (watch video HERE), as well as a video of Prof. Chidi Odinkalu (Global Rights Chair) analyse the Southern Kaduna Crisis.(See video HERE also)

Akachukwu Okafor
Global Rights Country Director, the Programs Officer, Communications officer and volunteers had conversations with the student about the work they do at Global Rights and how it is key in building resilient societies.

Global Rights communication officer engaged the students on Leadership, Peacebuilding , and Conflict Resolution Skills on the second day of their visit. This session was characterized by role plays and exercises targeted at helping students better understand conflict and the importance of good communication/listening skills during conflict. After the engagement, students where encouraged to start peace practice in their school and surrounding communities. The School had last year sent a different group of students to also interact with Global Rights. 

Cynthia Anaele - 

Mrs Abiodun Baiyewu - Country Director, Global Rights Nigeria