Centre Development, Constitutionalism & Peace Advocacy
10 Mbonu Ojike Street, Ikenegbu Layout, P. O. Box 2236
46001- Owerri - Imo State
Contact person: Uche Wisdom Durueke
- Commune, community project
- Human rights
- Women's policy
The Centre for Development, Constitutionalism and Peace Advocacy (CD-COPA) is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental human rights and development organisation. CD-COPA was established in May 2001. CD-COPA is dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of sustainable development, economic empowerment of women and youths, good governance, respect for human rights, access to justice, labour rights, education rights, women's rights and peace building. Some of our aims and objectives:
- To undertake, support and pursue issues of sustainable development, especially in the rural communities.
- To provide interest free micro-credits to rural women and to provide them with relevant government information on poverty alleviation programs and policies.
- To provide skills and training for youths from poor homes and school dropouts and girls in the streets in order to free them from unemployment, crimes, prostitution.
- To initiate and execute projects for poverty alleviation.
- To purse the abolition of the disinheritance of women under the customary law.
- To organize and/or provide free legal assistance to the poor and less privileged ones who are victims of human rights abuses and deprivations of justice, especially women, children, youths, elderly ones, disabled persons, refugees and the ethnic minorities in the country.
- To purse the adoption of and the application of international legal instruments including charters, conventions, protocol agreements, etc signed or ratified by Nigeria.
- To advocate for penal and prison reforms for women, children and elderly persons.
- To establish a human rights school and a library etc.
Way of achieving our objectives: Organising Workshops, Seminars, Roundtables Dialogues, Focus Group Discussions, etc.; Conducting Researches and Documentations; Engaging in Campaigns and Town Hall Outreaches; Offering Legal Assistance and Opinions; Instituting Public Interest Litigations; Providing Library Services; Providing Advisory Services/ Counselling; Conducting Trainings and Capacity Building Programs; Publishing Reports, Newsletters and Findings; Networking with International and National NGOs and Agencies; Consultancy Services.
For other net participants we can give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture and establish new contacts in the field of our work.