Germany’s human rights policy

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Signing of Agreement with WOMED

Support for a project for the promotion of women’s rights

On Wednesday 9 March, 2016 the Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy, Lars Leymann and Ms. Vanessa Kadjo, project manager of the women’s rights organization “Women on the move for equal development (WOMED) signed a project financial agreement of 3.420.000 FCFA (5.215 EUR).

Menschenrechtsrat der Vereinten Nationen, Schweiz/Genf

International principles

German human rights policy has one concrete goal: to protect people against violations of their rights and fundamental freedoms.

Millennium-Entwicklungsziele der Vereinten Nationen

Areas of action

Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.

Basketball Artists School – a German international sports cooperation project – supports kids from the townships of Windhoek (Namibia).

Projects aimed at protecting human rights

The Federal Foreign Office, via its missions abroad, supports a wide range of projects aimed at protecting human rights. You can find a few examples here.

Human rights organizations on the ground

Here you can find a list of human rights organizations on the ground.

Bärbel Kofler

Federal Government Commissioner

Bärbel Kofler has been the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid since 1 March 2016. The Commissioner is contact point for all issues relating to human rights policy and humanitarian aid.

New reference website online about human rights instruments for Africa

A joint project of the UNESCO National Commissions of France and Germany, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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