In the evening of Saturday August 20th, 2011 a strange aura was witnessed at Ayaba Hotel Bamenda venue of the 2th edition of the Life Time Magazine Achievement Awards for 2011. Scores of human rights activist, politician’s pressmen and women and a cross-section of the population jammed the Ayaba Hotel Conference Hall to live the History.
Jane Frances Mufua receives CHRAPA’s award of Excellence
On the front roll of the laureates was Jane Frances Mufua representing the Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy (CHRAPA). She had come to receive the ‘Best Human Rights Organisation’ award for 2011. Doubts hung out as to whether CHRAPA was actually singled out as a result of its partnership with various international organisations and grantors or its human rights services to promote and protect the rights of vulnerable groups in the region and country at large. As the President of the Jury Ngwain Colbert remarked, CHRAPA excels in varied domains: it reaches out to the most vulnerable and empower communities to know and protect their rights.
Why Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy?
The Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy was singled out for this award because of the services it renders to the entire population of the northwest region and Cameroon at large to ensure that human rights are promoted and protected.
In the domain of human rights sensitization and education, the Centre have trained thousands of men and women who are using the knowledge to promote human rights in their respective communities. CHRAPA has continued to collaborate with government efforts in the domain of human rights by training and working in partnership with different ministries like the Ministry of Justice, National Delegation of Public Security, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Social Affairs to name a few.
Through CHRAPA’s paralegal service, many human rights complaints and violations which could have gone unheard and unaddressed have been heard. The Centre through this service have intervened and won many court judgments in favour of vulnerable victims of human rights especially cases related to women and children.