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Lawyers Alert Develops Monitoring and Documentation Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Violations

30 Nov

Lawyers Alert with the kind assistance of  AmplifyChange has developed a Documentation of sexual and reproductive health rights violation tool to be used by the lawyers and other CSOs serving the target population.

The tool was developed in consultation women, community members and other stakeholders. The Consultant validated the tool with the community in the course of its development. The tool has been upgraded to a web Application to aid the capturing of violations by CSOs, CBOs and other stakeholders working and networking with Lawyers Alert on the internet.  http://www.colahr.org/lawyersalert/index.php

The tool is perhaps the biggest fall out of the six-month old project supported by AmplifyChange:https://amplifychange.org/grantees/grants/strengthening/2vnwejaynv5zm1mm/protecting-the-sexual-and-reproductive-health-rights-of-women-and-other-vulnerable-groups-in-nigeria.html

has the potential to revolutionise the capturing and documentation of SRHR violations in Nigeria. The application developed has the capacity to analyse trends, desegregate data by types of violation, age, geographic location, etc.

CSOs and other bodies working in same sector have expressed the desire to key into our documentation tool. We intend to share the password for them to upload such information, subject to conditions we are yet to develop.

The Tool as shown below, has about 32 indicators and is open to CSOs to fill in data, which is then verified and pulled together. Analyses will be every quarter of a year beginning April 2017. Only accredited users will have access.  http://www.colahr.org/lawyersalert/index.php

REPORTING FORM                                     Case No: _________________

  CSO’s name/SN/month/year

 

Date of interview:
Is this a referral? Yes — No —             Details of referee (Names/contact details):___________________________________________

 

Type of interview:          Face-to-face —        Focus group —        Telephone —        In-writing —                                         Other:________________________
Were the facts of the incident(s) verified?               Yes —           No —                       The facts will be verified at a later stage —

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INTERVIEWER

Name of the interviewer:                                                                                    Organisation:
Contact (email/telephone):

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INTERVIEWEE(S)

 Person who uses drugs —      Person living with HIV —     Sex worker —       Person with disability —      LGBTI —       Others —:___________
 Female — Male — Other —                        Age (years): 0 to 5 —          6 to 9 —           10 to 19 —         20 to 24 —         25 to 40 —                                                                        ≥40 —
 Occupation:                                                                           Highest level of education:
 Marital status:                                                                        LGA/State of usual residence:
 Contact details for further follow-up:

(Optional)

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INCIDENT(S)

Dates/period of incident(s):
Where did the incident(s) happen? (Ward):                                                           (LGA):                                             (State):
What happened? (Describe briefly the facts):

 

How many people were directly affected by the incident(s)?

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PERPETRATOR(S)

— State actor(s). Specify: ____________________________           — Non-State actor(s). Specify:______________________________
Age of perpetrator(s):             10 to 19 —          20 to 24 —             25 to 40 —             ≥40 —
Number of perpetrator(s):
Faults/failures on the part of the perpetrator(s):

TYPE(S) OF VIOLATION(S) OF RIGHT(S) – (TICK THE APPLICABLE BOX(ES)):

—   Abusive language/verbal abuse

—   Emotional and psychological abuse, including denial of love and attention

—   Forced financial dependence and economic abuse

 

—   Denial of the freedom to associate with others, including forced isolation or separation from family and friends

—   Denial of the freedom to express one’s sexuality

 

—   Invasion of bodily integrity and privacy, including anal examination, forced public parading, gender insensitive bodily examination

—   Medical tests without informed consent, including pregnancy, STIs  and HIV tests

—   Forced medical procedure (e.g. forced sterilisation, forced caesarean section, genital mutilations, forced rehabilitation)

 

—   Forced abortion

—   Denial of the right to decide whether to have children, the number of children and the spacing of children

—    Denial of quality, timely and safe maternal health services (pre-, during and post-natal care and delivery, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV)

—    Denial of quality health care, including care provided by qualified healthcare providers and care that is medically appropriate

 

—   Forced marriage

—    Denial of family life, including undue interference by family members and relatives

—   Unlawful denial of child custody

—   Harmful traditional or religious practices, including community cleansing, excommunication, forced deliverance

 

—    Breach of confidentiality over health information and medical records

 

—    Denial of SRH commodities (circle as applicable): family planning and contraception; STIs screening and treatment; condoms; lubricants; pregnancy tests; emergency contraception; post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PeP); medicines for post-abortion treatment and care; sexual dysfunction treatment, fertility treatment

—    Limited physical access to SRH commodities and services, such as physical accessibility or interpretation for people with a disability; reasonable geographical location; etc.

—    Denial of affordable SRH commodities and services

 

—    Denial of accurate information on sexual and reproductive health, including family planning education

—    Denial of comprehensive sexual education

—    Denial of SRH rights-related legal literacy

 

—    Denial of housing or eviction on grounds such as sex work, sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy and HIV status

—    Unlawful employment practices, including termination of employment, on grounds such as sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy and HIV status

—    Denial of access to an institution of learning, on grounds such as sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy and HIV status

 

—    Failure to protect personal security and safety

—   Blackmailing

—   Unlawful denial of freedom of movement

—   Unlawful forced detention

 

—   Physical abuse, including assault, torture and battery

—   Harassment, including sexual harassment and stalking

—   Rape

—   Sexual exploitation, including sextortion (i.e. withholding what is due in exchange for images of a sexual nature, sexual favours, or money)

 

—    Others (Specify):_______________________________________

Applicable legislation or relevant policy(ies) (if any in the State):

OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS INVOLVED (IF ANY)

  

ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE INTERVIEWEE (IF ANY)                                  ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE INTERVIEWER (IF ANY)

   

 

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