Our vision is to see a Nigeria where every citizen enjoys full protection of rights irrespective of their age, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Summary Description of your Organization
HAHAI is a LGBT organization working within the context of its sociocultural environment. It was founded in October 2010 following the lot of arrest of gay men frequenting in Bauchi state. The arrest hit close home and brought with it an urgent need to address the rejection and abuse suffered by the LGBT community in the conservative northern part of Nigeria. In addition to this, HAHAI sought to address the self-hatred and blame felt by LGBT individuals within northern Nigeria because of their sexuality. This prompted the founding of HAHAI to support the LGBT population in the North on issues such as self-acceptance, access to legal issues and health care services.
HAHAI believes in the intersectionality of rights therefore is also focused on protecting the rights of other vulnerable and marginalized population. This way it challenges religious and cultural practices that suppress the rights of various segment of the society right to be self-aware, self-express and self-identify.