DECLIK project

declik projectDevelop and strengthen initiatives taken by human rights defenders in North and South Kivu

Between 2009 and 2011 AEDH managed the CIVIK programme in DRC. Once CIVIK had finished it seemed crucial to follow on and maintain the momentum created, by training those actors engaged in the combat on the ground for the defence of fundamental human rights in these regions that experience daily extreme violence.

The DECLIK project started in November 2012 and has been run in co-operation with five Congolese partners:

Aims of the project

In a context of very strong social and political tensions this project aims to support initiatives by Human Rights Organisations in North and South Kivu. Concretely the project aims:

  • to reinforce the competence of the partners;
  • get new human rights defenders involved in the heart of Civil Society;
  • make their activities more efficient through networking;
  • improve their work in advocacy at local, provincial and national levels.

The project also financed activities proposed by very small NGOs through regranting.

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The DECLIK project has the support of:

  • The European Union


  • National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

National endowment for democracy

  • The French Embassy in DRC

ambassade france rdc

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