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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

06 Jan 2014 description

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

23 Sep 2013 description
report Plan

Children with disabilities across West Africa are subject to profound levels of poverty, exclusion and discrimination. They are widely excluded from education and denied access to protection services as well as other rights enjoyed by abled children. This report outlines why children with disabilities are denied these basic rights; why they are outside the circle. It calls on governments, NGOs, community groups and leaders to take action to put an end to this discrimination.

21 Mar 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 058/2012

15 mars 2012 [COTONOU]

Les ministres en charge des Affaires humanitaires des Etats membres de la Cedeao ont examiné et adopté la politique humanitaire de l’organisation ainsi que son plan d’action à l’issue de la rencontre ministérielle tenue le vendredi 9 mars 2012 à Cotonou, au Bénin.

21 Mar 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 058/2012
15 March 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]

Ministers in charge of Humanitarian Affairs in West Africa have adopted the ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy and Action Plan at their meeting that ended on Friday, 9th March, 2012 in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The Ministers validated the draft report from an experts meeting that preceded the ministerial session.

08 Apr 2011 description

Togo, with a population of 6.6 million, is a republic governed by President Faure Gnassingbe, who was reelected on March 4 in a process characterized by international observers as generally free and fair. The election presented a stark contrast to the 2005 presidential election, which was accompanied by systematic fraud, voter intimidation, and widespread violence. Following the announcement of the official election results, limited incidents of violence between security forces and opposition protesters occurred.

08 Apr 2011 description

Benin is a constitutional democracy with a population of 7.9 million. In 2006 President Boni Yayi was elected to a five-year term in multiparty elections. In the 2007 legislative elections, President Yayi's supporting coalition, Cowry Force for an Emerging Benin (FCBE), won 35 of 83 seats in the National Assembly and formed a majority with a group of 13 National Assembly members from minor political parties (G-13). Eventually President Yayi lost his parliamentary majority when the G-13 joined the opposition parliamentary group in reaction to unfulfilled political promises.

29 Nov 2010 description

In West Africa, as with many other regions of the world, people with disabilities are largely excluded from the process of development, with extremely limited opportunities to engage in public consultations and decision-making. This exclusion only serves to reinforce the marginalisation, critical poverty and isolation experienced by people with disabilities in the region.