Germany’s human rights policy
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).
Support for a project for the promotion of women’s rights
German human rights policy has one concrete goal: to protect people against violations of their rights and fundamental freedoms.
Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.
Areas of action
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.
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.
Federal Government Commissioner
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