YOUTHS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND CORRUPT PRACTICES(YAHVCP)
What We Stand For
Since its establishment IN 2012 YAHVCP has demonstrated an expansive capacity to tackle issues of human rights through various activities, ranging from public enlightenment and education, investigation of complaints, mediation and conciliation, conflict resolution, peace building, research advocacy and training programmes on contemporary issues in the field of human rights. These were given effect through an effective complaint treatment mechanism, regular hosting of enlightenment seminars, workshops, rallies and continuous reengineering of strategies
YAHVCP is against military rule and fights for democratic rights
Our Work in the Labour Movement
YAHVCP plays important role in general strikes and mass struggles against fuel price rises, privatization and deregulation and for a living wage for workers. YAHVCP members have played prominent roles in the Labour And Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) and Joint Action Front (JAF) – as well as protest, rallies and demonstrations called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) arguing for determined action to stop fuel price rises, fight for a living wage and put a halt to privatization and deregulation plus a wider mobilization to remove the rotten and unjust capitalist government and replace it with a workers’ and poor peasants’ government committed to carrying out transformation of Nigeria.
YAHVCP campaigns against casualization, poor working conditions, and demands for a living pension and wage and defends the rights of workers victimized while protecting their rights. YAHVCP stands for democratic trade unions, with no privileged leaderships, that fight for their members’ interests.
Our Work in the Student Movement
YAHVCP campaign for provision of a free, functional and democratically-managed education. We campaign against fee hike, poor studying and living conditions. We are against victimization of student activists, ban of unions and other attacks on democratic rights. We stand for adequate funding of education. We also argue for the nationalization of the commanding heights of the economy under workers’ control and management. We support education workers in their demands on pay and conditions. We campaign for students to build their unions as a democratic and mass-based fighting organ with a bold leadership that is accountable to students. We campaign for students to reclaim NANS as their own platform under their control unlike its current status as the youth wing of anti-poor political parties. Our method of campaigning includes lobbying, petitioning, media campaign, rallies, protests, boycotts and demonstrations.
We Stand For the Unity of the Working Class and Poor Masses
With the rising wave of ethnic and religious tension and violence in the country, YAHVCP also campaigns for the unity of the working people and youth of different ethnic and religious backgrounds while defending the right of all ethnic groups to full self-determination. Standing opposed to sectarian strife, the organization advocates joint struggles by the working people for better living and working conditions and against capitalist attacks on jobs, wages, education, health and other social services.
YAHVCP stands in full solidarity with the struggles of workers and the oppressed around the world. YAHVCP strives to build strong links between and, where possible, joint struggles by workers and the oppressed not just in Africa but internationally.
YAHVCP works alongside all activists seeking to defend and improve the position of working people and the poor
Join us to Fight for the Following:
Immediate and unconditional reinstatement of all victimized workers, trade unionists and student leaders.
Immediate repeal of all undemocratic and anti-labour laws.
Abolition of discrimination against women. Equal political, civil, property and social rights for women. Equal pay for work of equal value. Tax relief for women as for men.
Freedom of expression, association and assembly. Full freedom and independence for trade unions and student bodies without any interference from the state or the management.
Opposition to restriction on the press
A genuine multi-party democracy with the right of every individual and group to organize political parties without registration by the government. The right to stand for elections as independent candidates.
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Free education at all levels
Free medical care for all
Provision of decent and affordable public housing
Provision of welfare benefits for the unemployed, the sick and the elderly
A monthly minimum wage of N50, 000 with periodic increase to match the rate of inflation.
Opposition to retrenchment. A job for every unemployed person.
For democratic and campaigning trade unions with leaderships regularly elected by and accountable to their memberships.
Provision of adequate and efficient drainage system to prevent flooding.
Development of well-planned housing policies that do not only guarantee affordable and decent housing but also prevent flooding.
Investment in research and technology on the mitigation of effects of climate change and on alternative sources of clean energy
Immediate and comprehensive clean-up as well as adequate compensation when there is pollution.
Development of policies to confront the challenges of desertification and deforestation.
Maximum utilization of gas and stoppage of gas flaring.
Environmental policies that will not be at the expense of safety and food security or driven by profit interests of corporate organizations.
Abolition of all anti-poor capitalist/imperialist policies of privatization, deregulation and commercialization.
For democratic public ownership and management of the energy sector and a crash programme funded by government to improve electricity generation and supply
Nationalization of all oil companies, banks and industry under democratic control and management of the working people with compensation paid to their former private owners only on the basis of proven need.
A public programme to build more refineries and rehabilitate existing ones to improve Nigeria’s local refining capacity.
For a programme funded by the state to improve agricultural production through provision of cheap credits, equipment, fertilizers and technical assistance to small and medium scale peasant farmers. For the establishment of state farms and agro-allied industries across the country to be managed by elected committees of farmers, trade unions and government representatives.
Abolition of the yawning distinction between the rural villages and cities through electrification of all rural areas across the country, provision of decent public housing, standard schools, hospitals, recreation centres, job opportunities with wages in line with the national minimum and all other basic amenities needed for comfortable living.
Public ownership of the country’s vast resources and wealth under the democratic management and control of the working people.
Democratic planned management and control of public companies and parastatals by committees comprising elected representatives of workers, consumers, trade unions, NLC and the government.
A massive public works programme to build roads, houses, railways, schools and hospitals and to generate employment.
Repudiation of the fictitious foreign debt combined with appeals for fraternal support to the working classes of the imperialist nations.
Open declaration of assets by public officials with the right of the public to investigate and initiate prosecution of officials found to have illegally acquired assets in excess of their legal income.
All political, trade union and public officials to live on a wage not exceeding that of the civil service pay structure i.e.an average wage of a skilled worker – aside reasonable and proven expenses incurred in the process of performing their duties.
Confiscation as public assets without compensation, of all wealth acquired through corruption.
Democratic management of all public departments, agencies and companies. Management committees to comprise elected representatives of workers and the government with right of immediate recall of the elected by the electors if found wanting.
Democratically elected public tribunals comprising elected representatives of workers, peasant farmers, students, professionals and the government to determine cases of corruption.
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If you are dissatisfied with government anti-poor capitalist policies the organization to join is the YOUTHS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND CORRUPT PRACTICES YAHVCP