Africa

EAST AFRICA REGIONAL 2018

Collecting Court Ready Evidence of International Crimes in Sudan and South Sudan

Project Expedite Justice

$60,000

To build the capacity of human rights defenders to investigate human rights violations in Sudan and South Sudan. Project activities will empower marginalized communities to seek justice and accountability, train and mentor lawyers and activists on international criminal law and evidence collection, how to archive evidence, and how to build case files for legal action.

Expanding Engagement Opportunities And Sustainable Partnerships For Women Legislators

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

$226,107

To expand engagement opportunities among women legislators, civil society actors, and regional institutions in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region. The institute will  improve the capacity of women’s caucuses in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda to advance legislative efforts that promote the rights and equality of women. It will also increase the leadership capacity of parliamentarians to more effectively fulfill their roles and responsibilities through outreach and consensus building on the legislative agenda and reforms.

Strengthening Solidarity and Capacity of Civil Society in Seven Countries to Engage the African Human Rights System

Article 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression

$175,000

To enhance knowledge, capacity, and solidarity among civil society, human rights defenders, and journalists in seven East African countries; and to protect, deepen, and enforce democratic norms established by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the East African Court of Justice The organization will train civil society actors to engage the regional bodies and submit country and thematic reports for review. It will also bring journalists and civil society to Commission sessions and organize a Judicial Colloquium.

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