Minister KaiKai hold talks with NGO’s and INGO’s

The Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis KaiKai has held a consultative meeting with Members of the NGO and INGO Community at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown on Tuesday 17 September 2019. Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the NGO’s was Madam Shellac Sunny-Davies, President of Sierra Leone Association Non-Governmental Organization (SLANGO). Madam Shellac speaking on behalf of the NGO Family in Sierra Leone said that SLANGO had benefitted from the special working relationship with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and she said she hoped the relationship would continue with more vigor and improved…

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HRDNSL conducts two day Regional Consultative Meeting on Governments approved DCF

Human Right Defenders Network and their Partners has successfully conducted a two day Advocacy and Regional Consultative meeting on the Governments approved Development Cooperative Framework (DCF) for local council and Community Stakeholders in Koinadugu District, from the 3rd to the 4th September 2019 at the Koinadugu Youth Centre, Kabala. The two day outreach and consultative engagement gave an overview of the Governments approved DCF, overview of the proposed INGO/NGO DCF, and was rounded up with group discussions, report/plenary and the next step and the way forward in which groups gave suggestions on how to make their voices heard towards the…

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HRDNSL joins the world in solidarity of International Day of the Disappeared

Human Right Defenders Network Sierra Leone joins the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network (DefendeDefenders) to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared 30th August . “As we reflect on this special day, we register our solidarity and support to all Defenders who have been victims of enforced disappearances in Africa and the whole world due to their human rights work,” Director of HRDN Alphonsus BM Gbanie said. “HRDNSL call on governments around the world and particularly in Africa to ensure investigation and accountability as ‘DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS IS NOT A CRIME.’ The annual commemoration of the day aims to…

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Communication to African commission

The Secretary African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul Kairaba Avenue Banjul The Gambia     COMMUNICATION Pursuant to Articles 55, 56 and 58 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights; Regarding the actions of the Sierra Leone Government, a member state of the African Unity and a state party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, having ratified the Charter on  21st of September 1983; Involving the widespread and systematic land grab,  contamination of  water and air; the deprivation of food sources;…

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Our Value

Human Rights Defenders Network – Sierra Leone is a national community of human rights defenders with a number of characteristics that we considered core to our ongoing success and common to each of our achievements:  

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Our Mission

HRDN-SL works at the national, regional and international levels to promote and protect human rights. We do this by enhancing Human Rights Defenders, strengthening human rights standards and systems, and leading member organisations for human rights change.  

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Our Vision

A just society in Sierra Leone where the rights of Human Rights Defenders are protected, human right activities and initiatives are coordinated and where all human rights are guaranteed, respected and promoted;

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Group picture of NGO forum at Kairaba Hotel- The Gambia

The Human Rights Defenders Network – Sierra Leone (HRDN-SL) is a coalition of human rights civil society organizations and individuals working for the protection and promotion of human rights in Sierra Leone. HRDN-SL was established in pursuant to the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders as a local chapter of the West Africa Human Rights Defenders network (WAHRDN) based in Togo and through technical support from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) based in Geneva.

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Strategic meeting with Partners

The Human Rights Defenders Network – Sierra Leone (HRDN-SL) is a coalition of human rights civil society organizations and individuals working for the protection and promotion of human rights in Sierra Leone. HRDN-SL was established in pursuant to the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders as a local chapter of the West Africa Human Rights Defenders network (WAHRDN) based in Togo and through technical support from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) based in Geneva.

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Pre-UPR session December 2015

The Human Rights Defenders Network – Sierra Leone (HRDN-SL) is a coalition of human rights civil society organizations and individuals working for the protection and promotion of human rights in Sierra Leone. HRDN-SL was established in pursuant to the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders as a local chapter of the West Africa Human Rights Defenders network (WAHRDN) based in Togo and through technical support from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) based in Geneva.

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