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  • April 15, 2014: WEST AFRICA EXECUTIVE COURSE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY

    - The Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications for its 10-day intensive West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon between July 21 and 31, 2014.  The course aims at developing the competencies of the...

  • April 8, 2014: PRESS RELEASE: CINEMA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    Dakar, Senegal -   ARTICLE 19, Studio Sankara and Semfilms Burkina are holding their inaugural Senegal edition of the Ciné Droit Libre Festival in Dakar and its outlying areas from April 14th to 19th, 2014.  Download the 5-day program here (French only)  Follow on Twitter #cinedroitlibre2014  ******* Ciné Droit Libre is an alternative festival dedicated to films on human rights issues and freedom of...

  • March 18, 2014: Job Opening: Liberia Country Program Coordinator

    Monrovia, Liberia - POSITION ADVERTISEMENTOPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA (OSIWA) The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an advocacy and grant making foundation that forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA is based in Dakar, Senegal and works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, rule of law,...

  • March 12, 2014: Inspire Change in Nigeria

    Abuja, Nigeria -   What is the situation for women in Nigeria today? Where have they come from and how much further do they have left to go before they can stimulate positive transformation for gender rights in their country? OSIWA’s Program Coordinator in Nigeria Mikang Longjan shares her thoughts in this piece in our series for International Women's Week... ****** As a Nigerian, I am keenly aware of the...

  • March 10, 2014: Advancing Women’s Rights in Nigeria

    Abuja, Nigeria -   The Nigerian Constitution has signed several international conventions to promote gender equality and women’s rights. However translating this legislation into real life advancements for women is yet to be fully materialized. OSIWA’s Democracy and Accountability Program Coordinator Catherine Angai takes a closer look in her piece, “Advancing Women’s Rights in Nigeria”.  As the world...