Franscicans International

P.O. Box 104
CH-1211 Genève 20 Genève
+41 22 779 40 10

Franscicans International

Established in 1989, Franciscans International (FI) is an international non-governmental human rights organisation that translates grassroots voices to advocacy action at the United Nations level. At its core, the organisation seeks to promote and protect human rights and environmental justice.

FI envisions a global community in which the dignity of every person is respected, resources are shared equitably, the environment is sustained, and nations and peoples live in peace. Consequently, FI believes that human right standards must be at the heart of all political processes, in particular of those related to international development, the environment and security.

FI works with grassroots and civil society movements to address the root causes of injustice, seeking to increase the respect and protection of human rights for the most marginalised people and communities around the globe. Advocacy is used as a tool not only to combat human rights violations but also as a mean to amplify the voices of the marginalised.

The advocacy work can be divided into three main objectives:

•          Influencing policy-makers to bring about concrete change

•          Denouncing human rights abuses and raising awareness about them

•          Mobilising partners to participate in decisions that affect them

Country(-ies) of operation/intervention in Central Africa: 
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda
Thematic areas of focus : 
Natural Resources, Peace & Security, Human rights, Environment and climate change