HRDN-SL CONDEMNS DELIBERATE AND CALCULATED ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

FREETOWN 10TH APRIL 2023: HRDN PRESS RELEASE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS 10-04-23HRDN-SL CONDEMNS DELIBERATE AND CALCULATED ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS   The August 10, 2022 incident which led to the deaths of Six (06) police officers and 27 civilians and the killing of ASP Mathew Moiwah Gbanya, Regional Coordinator of the Operational Support Division (OSD) in the North-East Regional Headquarter Town of Makeni on 8th April 2023, does not only set a dangerous precedent in the history of democracy in Sierra Leone but also demonstrate the risk law enforcement agents faced in the dispensation of…

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10 Human Rights That Should be Available to All Human Being

The International Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10.  The day was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly in order to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While neither legal nor binding, the document enshrined human rights in 30 articles including the Right to freedom from discrimination, right to equality between men and women, right to life, freedom from torture, freedom from slavery, right to liberty, right to be treated with humanity in detention and freedom of movement.   Despite 2023 being the 75th anniversary of…

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How to Achieve Digital Safety as A Human Rights Defender

As surveillance and censorship increase, the insecurity of digitally stored and/or digitally transmitted information is a major problem for HRDs in many countries. Front Line Defenders created its Digital Protection Programme in 2004 to meet the needs of HRDs facing such threats. Mobile phones, computers and the Internet are the main means by which human rights defenders (HRDs) communicate and coordinate their work as well as collect and store their research and findings, including sensitive data. Unfortunately, they are also the most common means by which governments and corporations restrict, manipulate and monitor the activity of human rights defenders. https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/programme/digital-protection 

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HRDN-SL Celebrates Women Human Right Defenders in the Country

Betty Alimamy Sesay (Mrs) is an advocate and an activist and she also is the Acting Director, Women’s Action for Human Dignity (WAHD) Member Human Rights Defenders Network Sierra Leone. She has been involved in the work of Human Rights for over 20 years now. Sesay and many other women are just some few case of that show the power of a determine woman and we would to celebrate her on this peculiar day which is the International Women’s Days 2022. As the theme for this year rightly states “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” we would like to…

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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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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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HRD’s Sierra Leone Presentation during the UPR Pre Session

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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Special session

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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