This sub-project aims to contribute to the prevention and fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and the holistic care of GBV victims and survivors and internally displaced girls in the Eastern region of Burkina Faso.
The Sahel region is caught in a vicious cycle: insecurity is on the rise, the capacity of countries to provide basic services, maintain order and deliver justice is diminishing, development is hampered, tensions within communities are mounting and there is growing distrust of the State. Impunity, corruption and lack of justice are among the root causes of instability and insecurity in the region. The absence of an effective response to crime and conflict - such as banditry, cattle theft, attacks on roads and markets, as well as illegal detention and other injustices committed by state agents - contributes to the deterioration of State legitimacy and creates a breeding ground for jihadist and organized crime groups. Beyond strengthening institutions to combat terrorism, it is therefore essential to address the systemic shortcomings within criminal justice systems to effectively reduce instability in the region.
La région du Sahel fait face à un cercle vicieux : l’insécurité augmente, la capacité des États à assurer les services de base et le maintien de l’ordre et la justice diminue, le développement est davantage entravé, les tensions intercommunautaires s’attisent et la méfiance envers l’État grandit. L'impunité, la corruption et le manque de justice, font partie des causes profondes de l’instabilité et de l’insécurité dans la région. L’absence de réponse face à la criminalité et aux conflits - comme le banditisme, le vol de bétail, les attaques sur les routes et marchés, ainsi que la détention illégale et les injustices commises par les agents de la justice – contribue à dégrader la légitimité des États et à créer un terrain propice pour les groupes djihadistes et de crime organisé. Au-delà du renforcement des institutions de lutte contre le terrorisme, il apparait donc essentiel de remédier aux défaillances systémiques des systèmes de justice pénale afin de lutter efficacement contre l'instabilité dans la région.
This sub-project aims to improve the protection of girls and women from gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of the security crisis in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso. Mwangaza action is supporting the establishment and operationalization of community structures for the fight against GBV and delivering a series of capacity development activities for men community members and religious leaders on GBV, women’s rights and available community protection and referral mechanisms for GBV victims and survivors.
This sub-project seeks to enhance access to legal aid by improving justice knowledge and legal service provision in the commune of Ouahigouya of the northern region of Burkina Faso. To this end, the association Appui Moral, Matériel et Intellectuel à l’Enfant (AMMIE) is delivering a series of capacity development sessions for civil society actors and human rights defenders on criminal law and procedure, judicial organization, fair trial principles and detention law.
This sub-project aims to improve access to legal aid for the population of the northern region of Burkina Faso.
This sub-project aims to enhance quality access to justice in Burkina Faso by strengthening the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) on rules, procedures and principles of the criminal justice chain. The Centre pour la Qualité du Droit et la Justice (CQDJ) is delivering a series of training sessions on judicial means, human rights monitoring and reporting tools, providing technical support and developing a set of guides on provision of legal and judicial assistance for CSOs members in order to increase their capacity to identify, monitor and report human rights violations.
This sub-project aims to contribute to the reduction of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the urban commune of Timbuktu, Mali. The Centre de Formation, de Gouvernance et de Recherche Action pour le Développement (CFOGRAD) is delivering a series of training sessions on the causes and consequences of SGBV, legal instruments to prevent and protect rights of women and awareness-raising tools to local leaders, including communal officials, religious leaders, staff of the Tribunal de Grande Instance and of the social development and health services.
This sub-project aims to improve women's access to justice and knowledge on best practices to fight gender-based violence (GBV) in Konobougou and Ségou, Mali. Service de Développement Intégré (SDI) is delivering a series of training sessions for local community leaders on GBV and their roles and responsibilities in the fight against GBV.
This sub-project aimed to reduce the number of cases dismissed and acquitted by the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) of Ségou, Mali. The Organisation Non Gouvernementale WALE mapped the structures linked to the TGI of Ségou, including police, gendarmerie and town halls, in order to identify beneficiaries for the training on the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and judicial management aimed at enhancing the quality of investigation reports developed by the judicial police officers and agents.
The failure of criminal justice systems in the Sahel to deliver better quality justice can be linked to a series of interconnected factors, such as: the overwhelming lack of human, material and financial capacity; corruption and weak internal control mechanisms; and limitations on civil society to ensure respect for human rights.
Evaluation (Mid-Term) of the project "Strengthening the Criminal Justice Chain in the North of Mali (SCJC)"As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Mid-Term Evaluation Brief for the project, “Strengthening the Criminal Justice Chain in the North of Mali (SCJC)”. The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit.
It is only 25 years ago that Mali initiated its transition from dictatorship to a more inclusive democracy and a more equal society. In many ways it is, therefore, no great surprise that the country has not been able to either transcend personalised power politics or overcome critical socio-economic cleavages.