Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Niger

April 22, 2022

On Sunday March 13, 2022, an initial meeting was held in Niamey, the capital city of Niger. The Project is titled "Democratic Governance and Human Rights Through Implementation of the 64 Recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Formulated for Niger Relating to Young People and Women". It specifically targets four components of democratic governance; the promotion and protection of human rights, peaceful conflict management, access to diversified and qualitative information and migration to achieve the following output:

Outcome 1: Human rights are better understood and respected due to the National Human Rights Commission and more sustained engagement on the part of civil society organizations.

Outcome 2: Key players in Nigerien civil society promoting peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Outcome 3: Impartial, and reliable media coverage is promoted through action by the High Council for Communication in Niger, and engagement of civil society organizations in the media world.

Outcome 4: The rights of people in mobility situations are known and respected by coordinated actions by state structures and research institutes.

The implementing partners of the project are the National Human Rights Commission in Niger, The High Council for Communication in Niger, and civil society organizations. The project is funded by the Royal Danish Embassy in Burkina Faso and managed by Oxfam.


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