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Job Offer - EurAc is recruiting an Advocacy Officer

10/12/2019 - Vacancy

; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

  The European Network for Central Africa is recruiting an Advocacy Officer   (Replacement, 2-month contract with possibility of extension)   The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) gathers 36 civil society organisations from 11 European countries. These organisations work on and in the... Read more

Public conference - Promoting gender equality in the DRC and Rwanda: European rhetoric in view of the facts

04/12/2019 - Event

DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

Challenges and lessons learned for transformative European support of women's political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Rwanda.  Date: 4 December 2019  Time: 20:00 - 21:30  Venue: Humanity House, Prinsegracht 8, 2512GA The Hague  RSVP: http://bit.ly/eu-gender... Read more

Press Release - Promoting gender equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda: European rhetoric in view of the facts

04/12/2019 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

The Hague (NL) – Today, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) launches  its latest policy report titled “Promoting gender equality: European rhetoric in view of the facts”, focusing on women’s political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Rwanda.... Read more

 

Created in 2003, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) gathers member organisations from civil society in several European countries. These organisations work on and in the Great Lakes region. They support civil society organisations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in their efforts to promote peace, the defence of human rights and development.

EurAc’s mission is to carry out advocacy work towards the European Union (EU) to ensure a strong, coherent and sustainable engagement by the EU and its member states, integrated to a regional approach, in order to help the Great Lakes region build a better future.

 

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Areas of work

Political and security tensions threaten the stability, security and development in the Great Lakes region.

EurAc advocates around issues of civilian protection, support for security programs, including the reforms of the security sector and the processes of disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, reintegration and resettlement  of armed groups combatants, and support for peace processes.

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Political participation and the protection and civil and political rights and freedoms in the Great Lakes region face many political and security obstacles and tensions, particularly around the electoral cycles.

EurAc develops its expertise and conducts advocacy work urging the EU to enhance its policies in defence of the rule of law, the good governance and the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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The sustainable management of natural resources can constitute a significant lever for reducing poverty and for regional stability. Unfortunately, local populations generally undergo the negative impacts of this exploitation.

EurAc calls for a more transparent and sustainable management of resources, so as to make it favorable to the interests of the most vulnerable populations.

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Latest positions and publications

04/12/2019 - Report - (EN)
DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

Challenges and lessons learned for transformative European support for women’s political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. 
Gender equality and women’s full enjoyment of their human rights in the same way as men is essential to the full realisation of equitable and sustainable development. As such, the European Union (EU) and many European countries promote gender equality as one of their priority objectives for cooperation. Building on the strong strategic commitments made by both the EU and some European states, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) wishes to look at how these European political commitments were actually implemented in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In that framework, EurAc focusses on the strategies and actions undertaken by the EU, Switzerland, France and Belgium in the domain of enhancing the political and civic participation of women and their participation in decision-making bodies at all levels. This analysis is based on the situation of the political and civic participation of women in the DRC and Rwanda, the main challenges in the domain, as well as the strategies and programmes implemented by the European donors (in particular the EU, France, Switzerland and Belgium). It proposes concrete actions and recommendations for the implementation of a truly transformative approach and aims to advocate for a better recognition of deeply rooted societal norms and practices in which gender inequalities in political and civic participation are entrenched.

04/12/2019 - Press release - (EN)
DRC, European Union, Rwanda; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

The Hague (NL) – Today, the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) launches  its latest policy report titled “Promoting gender equality: European rhetoric in view of the facts”, focusing on women’s political and civic participation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Rwanda. In this document, EurAc proposes concrete actions and recommendations for a truly transformative European approach to promote the political and civic participation of women, and advocates for a better recognition of deeply rooted societal norms and practices in which gender inequalities in the domain are entrenched.

19/09/2019 - Communiqué - (FR)
DRC, United Nations; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

FR - Oral statement by Franciscans international co-sponsored by Dominicans for Justice and Peace, EurAc, Pain pour le prochain et Action de Carème, AfreWatch and Caritas International, on the occasion of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - 19 September 2019.