A few examples…
Seizing the opportunity offered by the new migration policy, a unique Platform composed of a dozen of newly registered migrants’ associations was established through seed funding from the Foundation in 2016. Its role is to contribute to the recognition of the rights of migrants, combat discrimination and promote their integration in Morocco. The Foundation was also instrumental in bringing other donors on board to support this initiative.
A Women’s Rights Defenders’ Network was formed early 2016, which publishes a monthly newspaper dealing with women rights’ issues across Libya. Thanks to its work in monitoring detention conditions, and bringing legal and psychosocial support to female detainees, the Network presented a draft bill on the protection and social reintegration of former female detainees to the President of the Women and Children’s Committee at the House of Representatives early 2018.
Seed funding provided by the Foundation allowed for a unique cultural space led by and for youth to be renovated and opened in Redeyef, one of the most marginalised city in Southern Tunisia. This space organises regular drawing, theatrical and music workshops and festivals to sensitive, cultivate the potential and empower hundreds of children and youths on citizenship rights and duties.
A newly created network of migrant rights organisations rented an office in Tripoli and developed joint capacity-building actions for civil society actors to consolidate knowledge of international law and documentation, and to assist migrant victims of violations in detention centres.
The Foundation supported the formation of five victims’ associations that jointly launched a Charter in February 2021 outlining a common vision on how to advance victims’ rights and the cause of truth and justice in Syria, and developed recommendations for policymakers. These efforts, among others, led to the adoption in November 2021 of a UN General Assembly resolution recognising the need for urgent action on this issue and calling for a study on how to support efforts to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons in Syria.