Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations (RECODH)

Yaoundé, Cameroon
Joined December 2016

Human Rights Defender, National Coordinator of RECODH/CNHRO, acting also as a Forest policies and governance lecturer and policy dialogue and networking specialist.

Presence in: Cameroon
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

The Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations – CNHRO / Réseau camerounais des organisations de droits de l’homme –  RECODH was created on January 6, 2010 as an umbrella HRD’s network working for the culture of human rights in Cameroun.

a) main objectives:
Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations working in the field of human rights.
Conduct joint advocacy and lobbying for the ratification and implementation of the legal instruments for human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in national, regional and international instruments;
Raise awareness and educate citizens about their rights;
Ensure the protection and defense of human rights defenders and fundamental freedoms enshrined in national, regional and international instruments;
Prepare an alternative annual report on the human rights situation in Cameroon;
Collaborate with national, regional and international authorities and organizations for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cameroon.
b) main beneficiaries:
Human rights defenders
Human rights organizations
Local and indigenous communities
Communities-based organizations
Faith-based organizations
People living with HIV
People living with disability
Women and youths groups and networks
Traditional rulers and faith leaders
Trade unions
Small farmers and pastoralists cooperatives
c) expertise:
Advocacy and policy dialogue
Action research
Peace and conflicts analysis
Human rights monitoring and documentation
Human rights defenders security and protection
Legal and paralegal support
Social mobilization
Thematic area of expertise: Human rights promotion and protection, social cohesion and governance.