Our partners in Colombia
The Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement, CODHES, is a non-profit civil society organization which works to build democratic and inclusive societies based on the principles of human rights and international humanitarian law. Its mandate focuses on strengthening the capacities of people and groups to participate in peace building processes, address discrimination, and respond to displacement on the regional, national and international level. Their five programmatic areas of work include: human rights, socio-ecological crisis, peacebuilding, structural discrimination and regional cooperation and are built upon the principles of gender equality, democratic participation, territorial consultation, social justice and agency, and victim centered advocacy. CODHES’ vision for Colombia is a country where social organizations and respective government institutions work together to resolve conflicts and create a culture of peace.
Women of the Ethnic Commission – Volviendo Juntas a la Raiz – or MCE for its Spanish acronym- is made up of members of the Ethnic Commission for the Peace and Defense of Territorial Rights. The goal of the MCE is to ensure that the implementation of the Ethnic Chapter of the 2016 Peace Agreement incorporates the experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives of gender, women, family, and multiple generations. The group recognizes that women have historically and continue to be the givers and defenders of their territories and communities while being the most affected by violence. Thus, it is crucial that this alliance between Afro-descendent, Black and lndigenous women is given the opportunity to participate in decision-making, truth findings, justice initiatives, reparation, and non-repetition measures to guarantee a life without violence, discrimination, and racism from a gender, family and generational lens.
Our partners in Ghana
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) is an independent, not-for-profit research and advocacy think tank, working to advance democracy, good governance, and inclusive economic growth. CDD-Ghana works to complement the broader objectives of strengthening democratic governance, the principles of popular participation and the demand for public accountability. The Center harnesses the power of evidence-based research, ideas, partnerships to encourage dialogue, inform and influence public policy.
Our partners in Malaysia
The core of the All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia – Sustainable Development Goals’ work is to identify local needs and issues based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The APPGM-SDG employs bottom-up and participatory approaches in mapping issues and analyzing situations on the ground. APPGM-SDG’s methodologies involve focus group discussions with grassroots communities, community leaders, local non-governmental organizations, district-level civil servants, Members of Parliament (MPs) and officers, and government agencies. The APPGM-SDG prioritizes key issues from the findings of issue mapping processes, with further inputs from MP offices and government agencies. The mapping and prioritization of issues assist the APPGM-SDG in identifying local solutions projects to be undertaken by local solution providers.
Our partners in Sri Lanka
The National Peace Council of Sri Lanka (NPC) works in partnership with different target groups with an aim to educate, mobilize and advocate the building of a rights conscious society of citizens that work towards a political solution to ethnic conflict, reconciliation and equal opportunities for all. It was established as an independent and impartial national non-government organization. NPC has formulated its mandate to support its activities of advocacy, research, training, mobilization and dialogue, which are aimed at mobilizing the people towards peace and conflict transformation.