About us

Wednesday 24 December 2008

This international programme of training on Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights enforceability approaches brings together Non-Governmental Organizations from Benin, Cameroon, France, India, Mali, Senegal, Togo and the Philippines. We decided to pool our experiences, notably via this website, in order to mutually build our capacities and share them with other stakeholders. Partners: Aoudaghost Network : Senegal Unit Benin Unit Togo Unit Malian Unit and the Malian ESC rights (...)

Aoudaghost Network

Saturday 21 February 2009 by Réseau Aoudaghost

The Network, as a civil society organization, defines itself as a framework of solidarity, exchange and (institutional, structural, and technical) capacity building, specialized in promoting development intiatives carried out by young people, women and children in Africa. It aims more precisely at promoting and protecting young people’s, women’s and children’s economic, social and cultural rights.

AOUDAGHOST Network’s Benin Unit

Saturday 21 February 2009 by Cellule Bénin du Réseau Aoudaghost

The AOUDAGHOST Network’s Benin Unit was created on December 13, 2005. It gathers 3 organizations together : Groupe de recherche et d’action pour la promotion de l’agriculture et du développement - GRAPAD (Group of research and action for the promotion of agriculture and development), Association des caisses de financement à la base - ACFB (Association of grassroots financing funds) and Association femme et vie- AFV (Woman and Life Association)

Bamako International Conference, April 2008

Monday 9 March 2009

This document compiles exchanges of the first international training session which took place in Bamako, April 14th-17th, 2008. The themes addressed were: the various steps of mobilising civil society on ESC rights (Setting up ESC rights platforms, Indicator setting with participative enquiries and collection of data, Lobbying, advocacy), the participation in the elaboration and modification of laws integrating ESC rights and the drafting of shadow reports.

Bangalore International Conference, June 2009

Tuesday 6 October 2009

The second international seminar of this programme took place in Bangalore (India) in June 2009. We discussed the thematics : Organizing civil society into a broad social movement, Monitoring the UN Committee on ESC rights’ recommendations, Monitoring administrative and judicial practices and Mobilizing for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

ESC Rights: African regional workshop in Yaounde

Friday 12 March 2010 by Assoal

The African regional workshop on ESC Rights Enforceability Approaches was held in Yaounde (Cameroon) from January 18th to 22nd, 2010.
“The populations don’t often know their rights. The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have an obligation to inform them, to train them for actions of promotion and defence of these rights. Therefore, the issue is to make the CSOs accountable for promotion and protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESC Rights).”

Interview : « Each human being deserves to live with dignity »

Wednesday 21 April 2010 by Assoal

After the African regional workshop on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESC Rights) enforceability approaches from January 18th to 22nd in Yaounde (Cameroon), Madani Koumaré, African coordinator of the ESC Rights international programme talks about the ESC Rights in Africa.

Memorandum: « Translate the Millennium Development Goals into a model law on poverty reduction »

Thursday 15 October 2009

The international campaign collective to « Translate the Millennium Development Goals into a model bill on poverty reduction » seizes the occasion of the World Rural Women’s Day, World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (15-16-17 October 2009) and calls on all actors to support poverty reduction legislation, first as a model bill, an orientation law resulting from an inclusive participatory process (similar to the model bill on STI/HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa and the reproductive health bill), then as a national law in the countries where the need is real, after adjusting the model bill to the national specificities.

News from the ESC rights platform in Benin, Togo, Mali and Senegal

Friday 12 March 2010 by Assoal

After the African regional workshop on ESC rights enforceability approaches that was held from January 18th to 22nd in Yaounde (Cameroon), the foreign participants talk about their platform, the local actions on site, their 2010 prospects, etc.

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