Nigeria: Free training in media and public speaking

The Bisi Alimi Foundation, a Nigerian LGBT diaspora organization, is currently accepting applications from LGBT persons for its free one-day media capacity workshop, scheduled to be held in Lagos, Nigeria.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

The one-day workshop is specifically for LGBT people who want to engage with media or learn how to be public speakers.

The overall goal is to improve advocacy for human rights in Nigeria.

The workshop promises to provide interested LGBT Nigerians with the media and public-speaking skills they need to speak up publicly for the LGBT community.

This will be the first such workshop ever held in Nigeria.

The organization is seeking applications from Lagos-based LGBT persons but those outside Lagos can also apply, though the organization states that it won’t provide accommodation and transportation due to lack of funds.

LGBT persons, especially those in Lagos, are encouraged to quickly take advantage of this opportunity as there’s currently limited available spaces for the workshop.

After being trained, participants will have an opportunity to be listed on a Bisi Alimi Foundation database of people who are available to speak to the media.

The deadline for applications is March 16.

To apply, CLICK HERE. 

The Bisi Alimi Foundation is a diaspora LGBT organization working to “accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.”

The organization was founded in the U.K. by ,UK-based Bisi Alimi, Nigerian LGBT rights activist, after he fled Nigeria following threats to his life based on his sexual orientation after he came out on national TV as gay.

To learn more about the foundation, CLICK HERE.

Source: Rights Africa

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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