The CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE ADVOCACY (CHRAPA) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-sectarian human rights organization established in May 2001.It is a national organization with international dimension. Its current membership is 200. The centre has been monitoring, documenting and following up human rights violations in Cameroon since creation. It has a Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the UN and has designated permanent representatives to the UN Head Quarters in New York and the UN Office in Geneva. CHRAPA has been actively participating in different UN Conferences at different levels. It makes written statements and make oral presentations in UN conferences and meetings and also submit Quadrennial Reports of its activities at the United Nations.
At the national level, CHRAPA entertains good collaboration with the Cameroon National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms. It also plays a leading role in the Union of Northwest Human Rights Organizations, UNHURO, a network of more than 25 accredited NGOs. The organization may affiliate/collaborate with other national and international institutions with similar goals and objectives.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Our Core Values drive our vision, our mission and our interaction with our stakeholders.
- Stewardship– The staff and board will govern the organization with a “Duty of Care” and “Duty of Loyalty” to protect and distribute the assets of CHRAPA for the purpose of advancing the missions of worthy causes.
- Interdependence– We will work collaboratively with nonprofit organizations to assure the best possible outcome of projects funded by the CHRAPA.
- Courage– We will view projects seeking funding in light of the Mission of CHRAPA without regard to criticism or difficulty.
- Integrity– We will adhere to moral and ethical principles.
- Transparency– We will operate openly and candidly and provide full disclosure on issues around conflict of interest, operations and funding practices.
- Leadership– We will lead by example, helping change the world one organization at a time through funding incentives, guidance and collaboration.
- Charitable– We will award funding to programs representing great need to organizations that are sustainable and not seeking to replace lost funding.
- Replicable– We will fund programs that share their lessons learned in order to advance the improvement of the quality of life in communities across Cameroon and Africa.
- Creativity– We will support programs that represent creative solutions to society’s problems.
SOME OF OUR IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS:
1. CHRAPA Recruits and Trains 14 Paralegals to Work on the Project “Improving the Protection of Women and Girls Affected by the Conflict in the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon” Funded by #UN WOMEN from the 9th-11 October 2019 at the CHRAPA Conference Hall
2. REPORT: Training with N G Os On JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM: DIVERSION, HUMANE INCARCERATION AND REINTERGRATION OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW.
3. Training of Judicial Police Officers, Gendarmes and Prison Wardens On JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORMS: DIVERSION, HUMANE INCARCERATION AND REINTEGRATION OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW.
4. Training of Parliamentarians Mayors Councilors and Senators
5. Training of Traditional Rulers On JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORMS: DIVERSION, HUMANE INCARCERATION AND REINTEGRATION OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW
6. PRESS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION OBSERVED DURING THE CAMEROON COMMON LAW
LAWYERS AND TEACHERS STRIKE IN THE ANGLOPHONE REGIONS OF CAMEROON.