Minors in Ivory Coast are detained in centers that do not respect international norms.

The Dominican family (OP) in the country advocates for the restoration of human dignity and for the care of the minors in conflict with the law.

Support the efforts of the Commission on Juvenile Justice to do its work to advocate for a more humane and transformative approach for these young people.

Project's budget: CHF 11,000.       Donate here



Project title:

Advocacy project on juvenile justice in Côte d'Ivoire within the commission for crime prevention and criminal justice (CCPCJ) in Vienna

Locations: Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Vienna, Austria

Main objective: Strengthen the capacities of Dominicans and their partners in Côte d'Ivoire who work on juvenile justice issues

Duration: 10 months

Direct beneficiaries: members of the Justice and Peace Commission, the thematic commission on juvenile justice and national coordination.

Indirect beneficiaries: children and adolescents in conflict with the law

Expected results :

  1. Human rights defenders in Ivory Coast are trained to follow up on UN recommendations on human rights
  2. Information on the current state of juvenile justice is collected and reported
  3. Representatives from Côte d'Ivoire are trained on juvenile justice through a training program developed by teams in Geneva and Vienna
  4. Human Rights defenders in Côte d'Ivoire actively monitor and report human rights violations in the country
  5. The national justice and peace coordination structure is strengthened and made accountable

Main activities: training on techniques for collecting data on human rights violations, preparing reports and drafting oral statements to the Human Rights Council, advocacy in Vienna and organization of side events.

Budget: 11.000 CHF (9,990€)  Donate here

To contact the project proponents: 

In Geneva: Benedict Rimando, benedict.rimando@un.op.org, +41767195340

In Ivory Coast: Fr. Dominique Dossou, dosslemoine@yahoo.fr