Intersex-Nigeria

The mission of Intersex-Nigeria is to create awareness about intersex through public education and social engagements, build a community space for intersex persons to co-habit, provide psychological and well-being support for intersex persons in Nigeria, and advocate for intersex rights in Nigeria.

Intersex-Nigeria was founded on 25th November, 2019. The intersex-led organization was founded by Obioma Chukwuike, an  intersex person from Nigeria who lived the pain and stigmatization meted on them for being intersex. The ugly situations of intersex population in Nigeria includes intersex genital mutation on intersex babies, violent abuse and killings of intersex persons, misogyny against intersex women, discrimination and lack of understanding of what intersex means.

Organizers decided to form the first intersex-led organization in Nigeria to create public awareness of intersex understanding, create visibility and community building for intersex persons and advocate for the rights of intersex persons which includes; rights to bodily integrity, ending stigma and discrimination, creating visibility, ending the killing of intersex babies due to cultural beliefs and ending medical intervention surgeries on intersex babies. 

The mission of the group is to create awareness about intersex through public education and social engagements, build a community space for intersex persons to co-habit, provide psychological and well-being support for intersex persons in Nigeria, and advocate for intersex rights in Nigeria.

Trans and Intersex People (TIP) for Human Rights in Nigeria (THRIN)

The first and only transgender and intersex organisation in Nigeria.

TIP for Human Rights In Nigeria (THRIN) was formed in 2013 by a Nigerian transwoman, Emmanuella David-ette as a secret Facebook group called TransNigeria, which has now grown to have a membership of over a hundred and sixty and still counting with more Trans/Intersex individuals now identifying with the group. THRIN has grown since its inception in 2013 as a Facebook forum and has now become an entity. Their mission is to promote the respect of the rights of every human being irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identities and/or expression, and that includes health and wellbeing. They hope to become the top leading Trans and Intersex leading organisation in Nigeria, West Africa and then globally. Their mantra is: Sugar is sweet, Honey is sweeter, BUT our Relationship is the sweetest.

Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative (WHER)

WHER Initiative is a Nigerian feminist organization that brings together lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority women from all over the country to collectively take action to advance and promote their rights and wellbeing.

WHER Initiative is a Nigerian feminist organization that brings together lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority women from all over the country to collectively take action to advance and promote their rights and wellbeing. Their programs provide psychosocial support, economic empowerment and leadership development, and also focus outwards to build alliances with the women’s movement and other civil society sectors. They are also an actively engaged with advocacy to advance human rights for LGBTQ people in Nigeria, as a partner in the Solidarity Alliance for Human Rights, and the on African continent. WHER initiative’s Sister2Sister program builds and trains leaders across the country to provide counseling, peer support and coordinate local community networks in their respective cities. This kind of mental health support goes hand in hand with their financial empowerment workshops, consciousness raising community ‘edu-tainment’ activities and human rights trainings.