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Support expansion of services for asylum seekers in Senegal and throughout West Africa

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Action pour les Droits Humains et l'Amitié (ADHA)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

ADHA is an NGO that promotes the essential human rights of asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons and the youth of Africa whose opinions should be a driving force behind decision making processes. Unfortunately their voices remain unheard on many significant issues. It is thus important to provide a legitimate platform for African youth to advocate for their rights as they are the overwhelming majority of the population. ADHA’s mission is to provide this legal platform to facilitate the effective implementation of the Pan-African Youth Charter.

Through various mediums ADHA also seeks to educate and empower refugees and asylum seekers to seek legal equality and to advocate for their basic human rights in their country of residence, using methods such as increased access to administrative justice, by way of legal advice on matters relating to asylum determination, re-settlement, family reunification, and other issues pertaining to the enjoyment of fundamental rights provide refugees and asylum seekers with a lawful case for the pursuit of human security.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project that ADHA is most interested in developing right now is an expansion of the refugee, internally displaced persons assistance that it already provides. ADHA would like to establish a fully-fledged information and reception centre for asylum-seekers, which could also serve as a centre for collecting data on refugees and asylum seekers in West Africa.

ADHA is working to set-up a legal clinic to better protect the rights of vulnerable people such as asylum seeker, refugees and internally displaced persons, paying particular attention to women and children. ADHA intends to expand its advocacy activities at the African and international level, pushing for the effective implementation by states of international and regional legal instruments that protect the rights of the victims of the forced migration.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

By networking, exchanging experiences, workshops, research and advocacy actions at the national, regional and international level.

Please detail the resources that you need.

700 000 US Dollars

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Senegal

Global issues

Human rights; Refugees and internally displaced persons


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