About Giazilo

Giazilo is a knowledge platform where scholars, intellectuals, and changemakers seek to make positive change by sharing knowledge and perspectives about human rights, social justice, and peace

In the Esan language of southern Nigeria, Giazilo means ‘let’s think’, or ‘let’s reflect’. The word evokes a spirit of dialogue and deliberation and pursuit of the common good. The unique symbol is our logo is a distinctive Nsibidi symbol. Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. The symbol chosen expresses love, unity, and a shared journey toward progress.

Giazilo references the historical roots of our modern society and leverages both ancient and contemporary wisdom in pursuing thoughtful change.

Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh

Bonny Ibhawoh is Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights at McMaster University. He is the Director of the McMaster University Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice. He is an eminent legal historian who researches and teaches in the fields of human rights, imperial history, development studies and peace/conflict studies. He has taught in universities across Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. He chairs the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development. He is the author of the books Imperial Justice, and Human Rights in Africa.