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About Us

At LIRAD, we are dedicated to the globalisation of human rights and public interest lawyering for marginalized women in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe in a world where every woman, regardless of their background or identity, deserves to enjoy universal human rights, social justice, and equal opportunities.

Our organisation focuses on addressing the legal needs and challenges faced by marginalized women including but not limited to LBQ women, women living with HIV, and women living with disabilities. We understand that women often face systemic discrimination, inequality, and injustice, and we are committed to advocating for their rights, amplifying their voices, and protecting their dignity.

At LIRAD, we are committed to monitoring and evaluating the impact of our programs. By collecting data, conducting research, and employing evidence-based practices, we ensure accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement in our efforts to promote human rights and achieve sustainable development goals.

Join us in our mission to build a world where every woman’s human rights are universally respected, protected, and fulfilled. Together, we can create lasting change, empower women, and foster a more just and inclusive society for all.

LIRAD - Empower, Inspire, Change.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is a world where all women, regardless of their background or identity, enjoy universal human rights, social justice, and equal opportunities. We strive for a global community where the principles of dignity, equality, and inclusivity are upheld, and where the voices of marginalized women are heard, respected, and protected.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote the globalisation of human rights and advance public interest lawyering for marginalized women in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are committed to fostering legal empowerment, social change, and sustainable development through strategic litigation, strategic advocacy, capacity building, and collaboration with local communities, civil society organisations, and governments worldwide.

Objectives

Legal Empowerment: We empower women and communities, particularly marginalized women, through legal education, awareness-raising, and access to justice. By providing legal support and representation, we aim to ensure that their human rights are protected, their voices are amplified, and their grievances are addressed.

Advocacy and Policy Reform: We engage in strategic advocacy and policy reform initiatives at the local, national, and international levels. Through research, lobbying, and coalition-building, we strive to influence legal frameworks and public policies to promote equality, non-discrimination, and social justice for all women.

Capacity Building: We enhance the capacity of female legal professionals, women human rights defenders, and women led-community-based organizations to effectively advocate for the rights of marginalized women. Through training programs, workshops, and knowledge sharing, we strengthen their skills, knowledge, and networks, enabling them to drive positive change within their communities.

Collaboration and Partnerships: We foster collaboration and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including governments, civil society organisations, academia, and international institutions. By working together, we leverage collective expertise, resources, and influence to address systemic barriers, promote human rights, and achieve sustainable development goals.
Public Awareness and Education: We raise public awareness about the importance of human rights, social justice, and inclusive development. Through media campaigns, public events, and educational initiatives, we strive to challenge stereotypes, combat discrimination, and foster a culture of respect, acceptance, and diversity.

Monitoring and Evaluation: We monitor and evaluate the impact of our programs and interventions to ensure accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement. By collecting data, conducting research, and engaging in evidence-based practices, we adapt our strategies to maximise our effectiveness and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Through our work, we aspire to create a world where everywoman, regardless of their background, can live a life free from discrimination, where diversity is celebrated, and where human rights are universally respected, protected, and fulfilled.

Meet The Team

Augusta Yaakugh
Augusta Aondoaver Yaakugh
Executive Director
Sewuese Atsehekaa
Sewuese Felicia Atsehekaa
South-West Coordinator
Musa Olatunji
Musa
Account/ Finance Manager
Kumashe Yaakugh
Kumashe
Communication Coordinator