John Kabia is the Fund for Global Human Rights’ Program Officer for Thematic Initiatives. With over six years of experience managing Fund programs in West Africa, John has seen the region and the Fund’s work greatly evolve. We sat down with him to learn about the human rights challenges currently facing West Africa, and how […]
Mamadou Diallo never imagined he would one day lead the fight for justice in one of the most damming cases of human rights violations in Guinea’s recent history. Yet one day in his early 20s dramatically changed the course of his life. On September 28, 2009, Mamadou joined friends in a peaceful demonstration in the capital of Conakry to demand the resignation of Guinea’s then military rules, Moussa Dadis Camara.
It takes hours of uneasy travel on dirt roads, but when they arrive, the parajuristes get to work right away. Community paralegals from Association pour la Défense des Droits des Enfants et des Femmes en Guinée (Guinean Women and Children’s Rights Organization – ADDEF) travel to remote villages throughout Guinea’s vast Forest Region to educate […]
Mamadou Diallo never imagined he would lead the fight for justice in one of the most damning cases of human rights violations in Guinea’s recent history. But one tragic day in his early 20s dramatically changed the course of his life. On September 28, 2009, Mamadou – a computer programming graduate – joined friends in […]
The public health crisis surrounding Ebola has gripped the world’s attention for almost a year, yet most of what the media has reported has overlooked the human rights crisis affecting those at the center of the outbreak in West Africa. The government-led response to the Ebola outbreak has raised serious concerns such as rights abuses […]
John Kabia, Program Officer for West Africa discusses the human rights crisis of the Ebola outbreak as well as the efforts of Fund grantees to respond to the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Fund currently supports over 100 organizations in six different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’re currently working in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda in the African Great Lakes. Over a decade of grant-making in Sub-Saharan Africa has shown us just how critical human […]
The Fund identifies organizations that are leading the charge for protection and enforcement of human rights, building on-the-ground demand for change, and feeding into global efforts to press for equality, justice and accountability. Here are a few of our grantees’ accomplishments from 2013.