What We Do


 Gender Justice Programme

The goal of the programme is to promote gender equality and create better legal frameworks for the development and implementation of human rights standards. 

The main projects are 

a. Sexual violence project under which PJ 
Sets up the Sexual Assault Referral Centre that will provide timely professional services to victims of sexual violence and their families: 
Forms a Sexual Assault Response Team that will promote healing of sexual violence victims and hold offenders accountable for their crimes
Organises a Community Mobilization Programme that forms a community partnership network to raise awareness, mobilize public opinion and action and disseminate prevention programmes with a view to creating a culture of prevention of sexual violence 

b. Rural Empowerment Project under which PJ builds the capacity of stakeholders especially women for economic, social, political and legal advancement of women

 International Law and Public Policy Reform Advocacy Programme

The goal is to foster the culture of implementing regional and international human rights standards by expanding the capacity of policy makers, judicial officers and advocates to understand and apply principles of international human rights standards in policies and domestic courts. 

The main project activities are:
a. Enhancing civil society engagement with the National Action Plan on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and other national, regional and international human rights instruments
b. Engaging the African Commission, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review to hold the government accountable to its human rights commitment
c. Integrating Human Rights into Nigeria’s Foreign Policy

 Public Interest Law and Development Programme

Through public interest law and advocacy, this programme aims at expanding domestic jurisdictions on interpretation of rights contained in international and domestic legal instruments.
The main project activities are

a. Prolonged Detention Project and litigation on the death penalty
b. Juvenile Justice on the basis of the Child Rights Act

 Governance, Transparency and Accountability Programme

The aim is to ensure responsible leadership that is transparent, accountable and committed to the need and aspirations of the people. The project activities build community pressure groups to hold the government accountable to its obligations at the community level. 

The leadership structure of PJ is regulated by its Constitution. It consists of the Advisory Board and the Programme Management Unit. The Advisory Board provides general policy guidelines and directives and also supervises the Programme Management Unit for effective implementation of the objectives of the organization. The Programme Management Unit is the secretariat of the organization and is headed by the Managing Partner and other support staff.