PROJECT TITLE: "Advocacy for the promotion of women's and children's rights through the implementation of the 64 recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) formulated for Niger relating to young people and women"
Type of activity
Date and place of the activity
[March 13, 2022 in the 2nd communal district of Niamey]
With the support of the NGO OXFAM through the Governance, Democracy and Human Rights GDDH project supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark, the CODDHD is implementing a project entitled "Advocacy for the promotion of the rights of women and children through the implementation of the 64 recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) formulated for Niger relating to young people and women”. One of the objectives of this project is to bring communities to know the substance of the recommendations in order to effectively adhere to the process of the Universal Periodic Review UPR. For the need, eight (08) community meetings have been scheduled. This will provide an effective and efficient community vision for monitoring the implementation of UPR recommendations related to the rights of women and children.
At the community meeting of the second communal district of Niamey, the debate initiated around the process and the quality of the exchanges enabled 90% of the participants to understand the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review UPR, its importance for the evolution of rights people and its role in local development. Here, the discussions placed particular emphasis on access to primary education for all, problems related to the accessibility of secondary and higher education, the lack of level of teachers. Regarding the right to health, the debate intensified on sexual and reproductive health and the insufficient budget allocated for financing mother-child health. Concerning Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the problem of Forced/Early Marriage, participants stressed the need for advocacy for the adoption of two laws: one relating to gender-based violence and the the other relating to the revision of the Civil Code with a view to raising the legal age of marriage to 18 years.
Summary table of participants of the Niamey meeting