Contact this organisation
Collectif des Organisations de Défense des Droits de L’Homme et de la Démocratie (CODDHD; in English, ‘Collective Organisations for the Defence of Human Rights and Democracy') is a collective of more of than 44 associations and movements defending human rights in Niger. The multitude of actors that are involved with the organisation gives it a high capacity for success, contributing to the social and economic development of Niger through the protection, promotion and defence of human rights and democracy.
CODDHD's impact across Niger
CODDHD has participated in several national and international meetings revolving around human rights. They have participated in training on civil and political rights in schools, public lectures on relevant issues, awareness on the rights and duties of citizens through the media, seminars on the rights of women and children, and the promotion of nonviolence.
The organisation pursues a number of objectives surrounding human rights and justice. They seek to promote a culture of solidarity between different members, particularly through creating a framework for dialogue. They wish to defend republican values, the republican form of government, and establish a rule of law that is independent and equal for all people.
CODDHD works to fight against social abuse, degrading and demeaning practices, political, economic, social and cultural impunity, and corruption. It strives to promote and protect human rights, strengthen democracy and generate a culture of peace. The organisation also aims to collaborate with other national and international groups on researching and identifying violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in denunciating the violators.
In 2015, CODDHD has worked on the situation of prisoners in Niger. The country's prison infrastructure largely dates from independence and is at capacity, with the prison population having expanded since then.
Last updated: July 2015