In partnership with UNICEF Nigeria, BHRC developed a programme to develop the capacity of the Child Protection Networks (CPNs) in Nigeria with a focus on building practical skills in human rights monitoring and case management.
The ‘CPNs’ are community-based child protection networks, which exists in over half of Nigeria’s 36 states. CPN members carry out monitoring, documentation and reporting of child rights abuse cases.
Project activities – training delegations
4-day training: During 2011 and 2013, the BHRC conducted a series of training programmes in Nigeria for CPN members and the National Human Rights Commission. The training sessions covered various thematic issues such as national, regional and international mechanisms for the protection of the rights of the child, as well as professional skills for working with children. These have included case preparation and management, preservation of evidence, interviewing techniques, taking statements and lodging complaints with regional and international mechanisms.