[archives] ASF in Central African Republic

ASF’s previous projects in CAR

Contributing to the effectiveness of the rights of persons in vulnerable situations in CAR

  • Activities :
    • Technical and financial support (chain reaction) to civil society organisations.
    • Capacity building and coordination of neighbourhood chiefs and community relays to ensure that their local activities (conciliation and raising awareness) are based on the principles governing the fundamental rights of detainees
    • Coordination of legal aid at the bar level.
    • Mobilisation of lawyers for victims of manifest human rights violations.
  • Partners :
    • Central African Bar Association
    • Central African Association of Female Lawyers (AFJC)
    • Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace
    • Centre for Access to Law and Justice
    • Maison de l’Enfant et de la Femme Pygmées (Organisation for the defence of Pygmy women and children)
  • Duration: 24 months (January 2017 > December 2018)
  • Budget: 800,000 euros
  • Funding: European Union

Stabilisation and recovery in CAR

  • Objectives :
    • Promote the stabilisation and early recovery of Central African society by strengthening local capacities and short and medium-term dialogue in two territories.
    • Facilitate access to the law and mediation mechanisms in two identified territories.
    • Strengthen the capacities of local actors working on access to law and justice, with a focus on alternative methods of settling disputes.
  • Activities :
    • Capacity-building of community justice actors (civil society organisations, neighbourhood chiefs, religious and customary leaders, community radio stations).
    • Networking of these actors and development of coordination tools.
    • Raising public awareness of alternative methods of conflict resolution and the actors that drive them.
  • Partners :
  • Duration: 30 months (May 2016 > October 2018)
  • Budget: 500,000 euros
  • Funding: Bêkou Fund of the European Union

Improvement of the detention conditions for detained persons in the Central African Republic

  • Global objective: to contribute to the effectiveness of human rights, in particular those of women and detainees in the Central African Republic.
  • Specific Objectives:
    • That the fight against impunity and the prevention of gender based violence (GVB) and sexual violence (SV) is sustainably improved in Bangui, particularly for the female detainees.
    • That the detention conditions for those detained are sustainably improved through development of access to justice mechanisms.
  • Activities:
    • Monitoring and qualitative & quantitative research on GBV committed against women detainees in Bangui and surrounding areas,
    • Analysis of the reality of the prison situation of detainees in the prisons in Bangui and Berberati.
    • Creation of an informative platform on GBV/SV related rights.
    • Training of lawyers, civil society organisations, prison staff and students on the prevention and suppression of GBV and on victim assistance.
    • Scientific round tables
    • Awareness raising of civil society on the problem of GBV
    • Elaboration, discussion and appropriation of an advocacy document and defence of ethics.
    • Awareness raising and legal advice for detainees
    • Legal assistance for detainees
    • Extra-judicial assistance for the families of detainees, through civil society listening centres.
  • Partners: L’Institut Francophone pour la Justice et la Démocratie (The Francophone Institute for Justice and Democracy)
  • Budget: € 600.000 (for ASF and l’IFJD)
  • Funding: European Union
  • Duration: 1 year (February 2019 – January 2020)

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