IHRDA, LEDAP train Nigerian Lawyers, CSOs on litigating women’s rights

23 March 2017 IHRDA and local partner LEDAP are organizing a training workshop in Nigeria from 22-23 March 2017 on advancing women’s rights using international legal instruments. The workshop brings together about 30 lawyers and women’s rights CSOs. It seeks to equip participants with knowledge and skills on the use of international human rights instruments, […]

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IHRDA Bids Farewell to Director of Programs

21 March 2017 IHRDA bids farewell to Ms. Nicole Ismene Zarifis who served as the Director of Programs from January 2016 to March 2017, and is taking up a new appointment at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania. Speaking at the farewell ceremony, IHRDA Executive Director Gaye Sowe described Nicole […]

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IHRDA Recruiting Director of Programs

14 March 2017 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is seeking to recruit a Director of Programs with significant litigation experience, along with knowledge of and familiarity with the African human rights system. IHRDA is a pan-African human rights organisation, based in Banjul, The Gambia, promoting the effective use of African […]

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Communiqué: IHRDA, FLAG organize training on advancing women’s rights in The Gambia

Banjul, 3 March 2017 IHRDA, in collaboration with the Female Lawyers Association – Gambia, is organizing a two-day training workshop from 2-3 March 2017 for lawyers and CSO activists on advancing women’s rights in The Gambia using international legal instruments. The workshop is intended to enable Gambian lawyers and women’s rights activities to not only […]

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Season Greetings from IHRDA

16 December 2016 Dear Partners, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, As we round-off this year 2016, we cannot but remember all of you who have in various ways contributed in making our work meaningful and worthwhile. You provided us technical, financial and/or moral support, and enabled us to exercise our expertise, to render services and make […]

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IHRDA’s Statement on the Annulment of Results of The Gambia’s Presidential Election by Out-going President on 9 December 2016

Banjul, 13 December 2016 On 1 December 2016, Gambians went to the polls and voted in the country’s Presidential Election. On 2 December 2016, the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of The Gambia announced that the independent candidate Mr Adama Barrow had won the election. The out-going President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeated on […]

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The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Database

The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Database The SGBV database was launched in March 2015 with financial support of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It is available at http://sgbv.ihrda.org and is a collection of national legislation and judgments pertaining to SGBV from various African countries, in English and French. Pilot countries on the […]

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