Conscience International (CI)
16th Street Fajara; P. O. Box 4216 Bakau
Contact person: Shaka Ceesay
- Human rights
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Women's policy
- Volunteers are welcome.
Conscience International (CI) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit human rights and development organization, founded in 2004 and based in Banjul, The Gambia. CI is also registered and working as a Community Base Organization (CBO) in Sierra Leone.
CI works to maximize the knowledge, respect and observance of the human rights of men, women and children in Africa and beyond; and to enhance the awareness of human rights work through linkages with national, regional and international like-minded entities.
Working with national, sub-regional, regional and international human rights and development organizations, CI documents violence and discrimination against women, men and children and adds an international action overlay to support their efforts to advance the individual rights of women, men and children who are suffering abuse.
Aims and objectives:
• To promote citizen awareness of basic fundamental human rights and obligations guaranteed in the Constitution and other international human rights instruments.
• To promote solidarity and partnership building with and among similar institutions on a national, regional and international basis.
• To undertake fact finding, research and documentation of human rights and development.
• To promote good governance, respect for the rule of law, democracy and legal protection of human rights.
• To encourage a closer exchange of information and experiences between human rights and development organizations, individuals, government officials and the community.
• To enhance the knowledge of legal rights and remedies of vulnerable groups such as women and children, the disabled, prisoners, refugee and internally displaced persons.
• To establish a resource center for human rights books, journals, magazines, newsletters and video tapes.
• To build the capacity of human rights activists both at local and international level.
Shaka Ceesay is the Director of CI.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field: Community development and Adult literacy. We are willing to promotes information sharing, partnership building and development of expertise at national, regional and international levels for effective human rights advocacy.