Africa

ACHPR Civil Society Organisations’ Side Events (ACSE) closing with plenary featuring the new Commissioners.

ISLA, AMSHeR and Synergía hosted the first virtual session of the ACHPR Civil Society Organisations’ Side Events (ACSE). The two-week webinar series took place from 21 September until 2 October 2020, with a total of 21 webinars hosted in parallel on Zoom and GoToWebinar. All sessions were open to the public, free of charge and in some cases offered simultaneous interpretation services for French and Spanish speaking participants. Over 500 people participated in the online seminars, workshops, plenaries and member meetings. As in previous sessions since 2012, ACSE has managed to successfully engage a global community that remains committed to

AMSHeR and Synergía celebrate the 6th anniversary of the adoption of ACmHPR Resolution 275/2014

Despite the postponement of the 66th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) due to the current health crisis, the African Men on Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and Synergía celebrate the 6th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 275/2014 on May 12th, 2014. Resolution 275 on Protection against Violence and other Human Rights Violations against Persons on the basis of their real or imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (ACHPR/Res.275(LV)2014) is a groundbreaking document for the protection of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Africa. AMSHeR and Synergía will

The Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) is seeking new members among civil society organizations.

The Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission (CIAC) is seeking new members (both ordinary and implementing members) to protect and defend the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The CIAC was established in 2019, following the adoption of Decision 1015 by the African Union (AU) Executive Council in June 2018, and a subsequent convening of civil society organizations in Banjul, The Gambia, in October 2018. Decision 1015 constitutes an unprecedented attack to the independence of a human rights body by AU member states. Current CIAC implementing partners are the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights

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