[archives] ASF in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ASF’s previous projects in DRC

Protecting human rights and democratic freedoms during the election period in DR Congo

  • Objective: to contribute to the effective realisation of human rights and democratic freedoms during the election period. The project is aimed at supporting human rights organisations, their members, and other civil society actors active in the promotion and protection of human rights, in order to build their capacity to act and to participate in debates about issues of public interest
  • There are four complimentary dimensions to the activities:
    • Informing people about their rights and responsibilities during the election period
    • Legal and technical capacity-building for human rights organisations and their members
    • The provision of legal protection services and direct protection to human rights organisations, their members, and other civil society actors when they are under threat and/or attack as a result of their activities, or when those activities are criminalised
    • Strengthening the participation of those actors in debates about issues of public interest in order to develop and consolidate political and legislative frameworks that respect international standards
  • Geographic area of intervention: across DRC
  • Partners: United Nations Joint Human Rights Office, Carter Centre, and civil society organisations
  • Funding and duration:
    • UK aid – first phase: March 2016 > March 2017
    • Embassy of Germany: April 2016 > December 2016
    • Embassy of Belgium: December 2016 > January 2018
    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: July 2017 > March 2018
    • Embassy of the Netherlands: November 2017 > October 2018
    • UK aid – second phase: June 2018 > January 2019

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