Unbalanced News Is Also a Human Rights Abuse

Anti
Corruption

West Africa is blessed with an immense array of mineral, oil and gas wealth. Sadly, the “resource curse” afflicting the region has meant that much of this fortune lands in the hands of too few. Natural resources can provide an economic mainstay in many countries, however corruption and lack of accountability constitute major challenges in […]

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Civil
Society

A strong and vigorous civil society is a critical driver of reforms in the sub-region, offering tremendous potential in activating an engaged and informed citizenry. In many countries, civil society acts as the opposition, providing the necessary checks and balances to those in power, and are therefore critical to building any fully-functioning democracy. OSIWA has […]

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Osiwa Elect Govern

Election &
Governance

West Africa has made notable gains in the areas of elections and governance over the last couple decades. However these democracies are still young and fragile, positioned at various levels of evolution. Several key challenges still remain, including disputed elections, weak oversight institutions and inadequate participation in public affairs. OSIWA works with established national organizations, […]

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Needs of justice law

Justice &
Rule of Law

In a region known for its persistent instability and volatility, the protection of basic rights, freedoms and liberties of its citizens is an ongoing battle. There is an urgent need to ensure rule of law and equitably distributed access to justice in West Africa, particularly among marginalized groups such as women, youth and persons living […]

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Media

The media landscape in West Africa varies from country to country, with nations like Benin, Ghana and Senegal enjoying relatively robust, free and pluralist trusted news environments, while others such as Guinea and Niger are still fledgling in their capacity to investigate, report and remain independent. Media freedom, access to information (ATI) and freedom of […]

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Minority
Rights

The majority of West African countries are signatories to several international conventions and treatiesdefending the rights of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Even so, vulnerable populations such as women, youth, people with disabilities and the LGBT community, often bear the brunt of gross injustices, discrimination and stigma. OSIWA and its partners work to advance the […]

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Natural
Resource
Governance

The peace, stability and democratic evolution of West Africa hinges greatly on the effective management of its natural resources. The sub-region is rife with abundant stocks of natural resources – from bauxite in Guinea, crude oil in Nigeria and gold in Ghana, just to mention a few. But profits from this wealth remain invisible and […]

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Public
Service
Delivery

Effective delivery of public services is critical to the realization of economic and social rights and curbing the growing inequalities in West Africa. Limited and poor delivery of public services has contributed to chronic poverty and underdevelopment in the sub-region. To effectively address these development challenges, an effective and efficient administration, as well as delivery […]

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