UNITY : new collaboration of LGBTI NGO in Cameroon

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As part of the DEFI programme, AEDH has supported the activities of Cameroonian Foundation of Aids (CAMFAIDS), a Cameroonian organisation who has been a collaborator since July 2016. CAMFAIDS was founded in 2009 in Yaoundé. It carried out surveys and denunciations of discrimination of LGBTI people and offers support to the victims.

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Statement at the Human Rights Council

Last 6 to 23rd June, was held the 35th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. AEDH and collaborator Committee Vietnam for the defense of Human Rights (CVDHH), delivered a statement on Thursday 15th, during point 4 of the agenda on general issues.

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The Emergency Fund : a year in the making

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For several years, the emergency Fund for Human rights defenders of AEDH has often been requested to intervene in the provinces of Kivus (DRC). This is largely explained by the unstable security context and AEDH’s long-standing experience in that area. In order to strengthen the action of the emergency Fund in that area, AEDH has been implementing the RISK project since July 2016 (Reinforcing of the Initiatives to Rescue the defenders of Kivu) alongside 3 Congolese collaborator organisations. A year after it was launched, it is time for a first look back.

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The efforts of the civil society to protect defenders of human rights take root

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For more than 25 years, war-torn South-Kivu has been the scene of countless violations of human rights. Association activists, lawyers, unionists and journalists are among the most affected. For many years, the civil society’ work has been aiming public authorities, to encourage them to develop legal provisions for the improvement of the protection of human rights defenders. This initiative has had a certain success that is now spreading way beyond the province. Justin Bahirwe Mutabunga, coordinator for SOS IJM absl (AEDH collaborator) is one of the driving forces behind this success.

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John Edmundson, the President of AEDH, steps down

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On 8th June at the General Assembly, John Edmundson announced his decision to step down from the presidency of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme. He reflects on his experience as the head of the organisation.

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Congo : promote the rights of indigenous Pygmy population

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In 2010, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the rights of indigenous people described the economic and social situation of the Pygmy population in the Congo (Brazzaville) as "extremely unfavourable" and worried about the "marginalisation they suffer compared to the rest of the Congolese population, in particular in their work conditions, housing, education and health ; access to land and natural resources ; civil recognition by the State and participation in public life".

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