Human Rights & Empowerment Project (HREP) works to promote social justice and human rights in Nigeria. It is a movement that seeks to use the law, vigorous advocacy and popular mobilization to influence fundamental policy and behavioural changes that are conducive to the protection and promotion of the civil and economic rights of every Nigerian.
HREP uses social action litigation to hold government accountable to its Constitutional obligations. The organisation also provides free legal assistance to indigent victims of human rights violations in the hands of law enforcement officials. In line with the United Nations World Programme for Human Rights Education, HREP deploys human rights education and training for the creation of a legally competent Nigerian citizenry capable of pursuing their human rights needs and claims.
Through programmes of capacity building, entrepreneurial training, and job placement services, the HREP works to make young Nigerians gainfully employed, as a key strategy for poverty alleviation in the country. HREP places high premium on education as a fulcrum of development and emancipation, it therefore works to realise a regime of sound and affordable education for all as a route to promoting the dignity of the human person.