Human Rights Platform of French NGOs working at international level to protect Human Rights – PDH
IREX Europe, as a co-founder, is happy to announce the launch of a Human Rights Platform of French NGOs working at international level to protect human rights. The launch of the platform – known as PDH (Plateforme Droits de l’Homme) – follows its official registration in Lyon on September 8th and its formal establishment in a constitutive General Assembly in Paris in July 2018.
Eleven French NGOs have worked together the past 18 months to establish the Platform which seeks to address the lack of coordination and communication between French organisations working to support human rights on the international scene.
The platform is essential in the current international development sector where international donors and actors are directing their strategies towards a rights-based approach. The platform will allow its members to increase their influence and impact when acting together in lobbying and advocacy, creating a stronger and more unified voice in favour of the defence of human rights on the international level.
In addition, the Platform will work to increase information, knowledge and skills exchanges between members, most of which are small NGOs with limited resources but which carry out important advocacy work and support to HRDs around the world.
The current development phase of the platform is funded by the AFD (Agence Française de Developpement).
A Board of administration was set up in Paris with the position of President held by Raphaël Chenuil from Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM), the Treasurer is Florence Duvauchelle from IREX Europe, the General Secretary being Veronique Rouault from Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme (AEDH) and the Deputy president Claire de Grave from Terre des Hommes France.
If you are a French NGO working at International level and would like to join the platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Date : From September 2018
- Alliance des Avocats pour les Droits de l’Homme
- Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme
- Avocats Sans Frontières
- Collectif des Familles de Disparus en Algérie
- Comité Vietnam pour la défense des droits de l’Homme
- ECPAT France
- Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort
- Fédération Euro-méditerranéenne contre les Disparitions forcées
- Fédération Internationale de l’ACAT
- Forum Réfugiés Cosi
- IREX Europe
- Observatoire International pour les avocats en danger
- Prison Insider
- SOS Africaines en danger
- Terre des Hommes France