Democracy and human rights

Democracy and human rights

  On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. Millions of people around the world continue to suffer violence and discrimination simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Context: Promotion of rule of law and State accountability Objectives: The project aimed to foster greater accountability of public institutions and leaders to citizens in line with the Constitution of Lesotho. Results: 
Objectives: The project raised awareness, mobilized support and lobbied the Government of Lesotho to establish the Human Rights Commission which would be an independent, autonomous and Paris Principles compliant body. Results: Establishment of a fully functional Human Rights Commission in Lesotho Reporting of Human Rights Violations to an independent body.
In Lesotho the structures for governance of public institutions exist but they do not have the capacity and environment to exercise their functions fully. Citizens, especially in rural areas, find it difficult to know what their rights are and where to voice their needs. The population is neither sufficiently informed nor strategically organised to exercise its civic rights. The constitution entrenches the right of citizens to participate in public affairs but is basically only applied at times of elections.
The objectives pursued by the programme are to contribute to the consolidation of democracy ensuring an inclusive, rights based society and an efficient and transparent administration.
Atteinte progressive des cibles des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD), tels que ODD 5 (égalité des sexes et autonomisation des femmes et des filles), tout en favorisant des avancées vers la réalisation de l’ODD 3 (permettre à tous de vivre en bonne santé et promouvoir le bien-être de tous à tout âge) et l’ODD 4 (assurer l’accès de tous à une éducation de qualité, sur un pied d’égalité et promouvoir les possibilités d’apprentissage tout au long de la vie).
Strengthening restorative justice
Overview of country visits: main meetings and activities from October 2016 to March 2019.
Dans le cadre de la visite officielle à Bruxelles du Président de la République Centrafricaine, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, le Directeur général pour la Coopération internationale et le développement à la Commission européenne, Stefano Manservisi, et le Ministre centrafricain de l'Economie, du plan et de la coopération, Felix Moloua, ont signé une convention de financement de 5 millions d’euros pour la mise en œuvre du nouveau Programme d’appui à la démocratie en République centrafricaine.
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