Monday 23 December 2013

Happy holidays!

Human IS Right wishes everybody happy holidays!

Thanks for helping us try to make our world a better place!

Wednesday 18 December 2013

A concern for the CAR

The recent events and the social movements across North Africa, the Middle East and ongoing social unrest in CAR (Central African Republic) have highlighted the emergence of a new generation of leaders that yearn for social and peaceful change. They long for meaningful work but don't know how to focus their energy and effectively impact their societies in the time of crisis. They shall see the creative chaos of this time as a great gift and opportunity to rethink, reconnect, reinvent and yearn for Democratic and peaceful change. If their authentic style of community organizing could be matched with the self-awareness, mindfulness and compassion practices of meditation, it could revolutionize how they affect social change.

Human IS Right is concerned about the ongoing social unrest in the CAR and is calling on present and future leaders of Africa to rethink strategic change in leadership and distribution of scarce resources for the benefit of their populations.

There is need to:
- Bring young leaders and change makers from various parts of Africa especially areas that are prone to conflict together.
- Provide a forum for networking and exchange of experiences by fostering mutual dialogue and share visions to manifest tangible peaceful changes in their communities.
- Provide these future leaders with the tools to inner peace, self-development, peaceful strategic change leadership and meditation that helps strengthen their mediation skills and prevent conflict.
- Help them acquire Leadership skills through mindfulness, self-discipline and compassion.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Celebrating Human Rights Day

 The 10th of December 2013 marks the 65th Human Rights Day! This year the theme is '20 Years Working for Your Rights'. The day is marked both by high-level political conferences, meetings and by numerous activities. Human IS Right joined the Regional Secretariat for the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms for the South West Region to discuss topical issues related to Human Rights abuses in the region. The two main issues discussed were the illegal allocation of lands by some chiefs in the Fako Division and abuse of power and office by some officials of forces of law and order.

A tribute to Mandela - reflections on Development

Local, national and international development is all about change, positive change on some really big issues; poverty, health, inclusive and accountable government, rights, the environment and so much more. 

Certainly a way to celebrate the life, greatness and achievements of Nelson Mandela is for governments and for all of us involved in Development to take some time out to reflect on the change principles and strategies that drive our work, be that local action, big funding decisions or any other work along that horizontal continuum.

Monday 9 December 2013

Thanks to a great man...

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." (Nelson Mandela, 18/07/1918-05/12/2013)

Wednesday 4 December 2013


For the past couple of weeks, the Human IS Right team has been working very hard with women groups in two villages in the Buea municipality to develop a new project that will engage in advocating for women's access to land rights. With the help of Graziella Scudu and Megan Heweyers our inters respectively from Italy and Canada and female volunteers at the South West Regional office for the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms; we were able to carry research on needs assessment to design a suitable project on land rights and the rule of law. The project is tagged SUPPORTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RURAL CAMEROON. Cudos to the HISR team.

Human IS Right Celebrates World Human Rights Day

Human IS Right joins the rest of the international community to celebrate World Human Rights Day. The theme of this year's commemoration is "WORKING FOR YOUR RIGHTS" . As the theme states, Human IS Right shall join the Regional Secretariat for he National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms in a one day conference. Human IS Right's team will present on the 10th of December shall present two papers one on Post Elections Survey Report and Land Rights and The Rule of Law: Helping the Woman.