HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA)

Human Rights Hall of Fame

Mission Statement

Human Rights writer’s Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) is a registered Non- Governmental, Non- acReligious and Non- Political Oriented Association of Nigerian Creative Writers, Philosophers, Journalists and Human Thinkers dedicated to deploying their creative talents to promote and protect the Human Rights of Nigerians and good Governance through constructive dialogues and media of Mass Communication.

Our Objectives

To deploy the members’ creative talents as writers to promote, protect and project the human rights of all Nigerians and other law abiding citizens resident within Nigeria

To organize periodic seminars and training workshops locally for human capital development specifically on the tenets and ideals of Human Rights and the rule of Law;

To attend international workshops and seminars targeted at the promotion and protection of human rights;

To conduct periodic studies on ways, means strategies for promoting and protecting human rights of law abiding citizens

To highlight human rights challenges confronting the persons in conflict with the law and seek for constructive modalities for redressing such violations; and

To recognize excellence and good governance standards in the polity through yearly award ceremonies for exceptionally good, tested and trusted leaders in both the corporate and public sectors

Our Founder

Emmanuel Onwubiko (born Emmanuel Nnadozie De Santacruz Onwubiko, in the early 1970s) is a Nigerian Journalist of over two decades standing, he worked for seven years as a sole senior Court /judicial reporter in the nation’s capital for The Guardian, the flagship of Nigeria print journalism,he has maintained consistent weekly column ” Rightswatch” in Leadership, a national newspaper based in Abuja. He is a philosopher by professional training; he is a Nigerian Human rights activist, a blogger and a writer.He was a former Federal Commissioner of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission, an appointment made by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo,and presently he heads the Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).

Members Of Staff

Miss Zainab Yusuf

Media Director

Onwughalu Queen Ifunanya

Project Director/ Manager

Comrade Femi Ajala

Membership Mobilization Director

Barrister Chidinma Izuagba

Head of Legal

Dr. Izuagba Kelechi Udoka

Health Columnist

Suleiman Khadijat

Suleiman Khadijat

300
Press conferences
28
Human Right Events
85.6%
International Human Right participation score card
180
Teaching faculty with 80 men and 100 women.

Target Audience

The target audience of the Association includes: Assisting the indigent and other vulnerable groups in the society. Please join us to project these good ideals for the betterment of the Nigerian Society by becoming a better corporate citizen and by promoting the cause of Human Rights.

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