AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022
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HUMAN RIGHTS IN MENTAL HEALTH POLICY, LAW & PRACTICE

- WAT
Masterclass Suite 2nd Floor, Innovation Pavilion

Hauwa Ojeifo
She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative, Executive Director / Human Rights Watch Marca Bristo Fellow
Faiz M. Aliyu
She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative, COO

This session wishes to address the challenges of abuse, violence and stigma of people with mental health conditions and the broader stereotypes faced in accessing mental healthcare in Nigeria. Looking at Nigeria's current laws and policies affecting mental health, we look at the opportunity of "Nothing About Us Without Us" - the mantra of the global disabilities movement.

How can we begin to ensure that people with lived experience lead, champion, consult and reclaim their space on issues that affect them? How can we leverage the psychosocial model of disability to advocate for systemic changes in mental health in Nigeria?

We will learn the human rights approach to mental health, what Nigeria is lacking and how we can bridge the gap to ensure the fundamental freedoms of all people including people with mental health conditions.


          This session is hosted by She Writes Woman Mental Health Initiative


Attendees (28)

Dorcas Taiwo
Dorcas Taiwo
AllforDevelopment, Research Associate
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting, Research
Hidayatullah Bamidele
Hidayatullah Bamidele
Digital Marketer, Content Writer
Catherine Sutherland
Catherine Sutherland
Envision, Founder
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