The Equal Rights Trust has been working with the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) in Nigeria since 2010 to provide legal assistance and other support to survivors of discriminatory torture and inhuman treatment
In the last five years, we have supported more than 50 survivors of torture and inhuman treatment to bring prosecutions against those responsible for their treatment. We have had a number of notable court victories.

Nigeria Becomes the Latest Country to Pass Dangerous Anti-Gay Legislation

London, 15 January 2014
On 7 January 2014, President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in secret. The Act imposes lengthy prison sentences on any person who attempts to enter into a same-sex marriage or civil union; who participates in a gay club, society or organisation; or who makes a public display of affection with a person of the same sex.

The Equal Rights Trust letter to the Governor of Lagos State urging him to bring into force the Lagos State Special Peoples Bill 2010 (28 March 2011).

Full text of letter dated 28 March 2011 to His Excellency, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, urging him to bring into force the Lagos State Special Peoples Bill 2010. The Equal Rights Trust consider the Special Peoples Bill to be a positive development in the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, who face ongoing discrimination and stigmatisation.