2017 JusticeMakers Prevention of Torture Competition in Francophonie Africa

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IBJ Francophonie Africa Prevention of Torture JusticeMakers Competition 2017

The JusticeMakers Program is searching for human rights defenders with innovative strategies to promote criminal justice at national and local levels. Having local human rights advocates run projects on the ground has been a truly effective method of reaching out and supporting those in need. Applicants are required to submit a detailed proposal of their idea. Those with the most innovative, sustainable, and efficient projects will receive a $5,000 Fellowship to implement their work as well as support from the IBJ global network.

This year, with the support of Global Affairs Canada, IBJ is reaching out to lawyers, human rights defenders, justice and law enforcement officials for proposals with innovative strategies to promote criminal justice in Francophonie Africa.* From Burundi and  Senegal, to Morocco, and  the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Francophonie Africa has vast potential to make rapid advances in the realm of access to justice. Through the JusticeMakers Competition, IBJ will give 10 innovative individuals in the region the opportunity to make changes in their local criminal justice system.

Applications are due on March 31, 2017. EARLY applicants who submit their proposal before January 31, 2017, will receive feedback from IBJ and the opportunity to finalize their proposal with the feedback taken into account.

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Become a Promotional Partner for the 2017 JusticeMakers Competition:

We need your help promoting this year’s competition! Here’s how you can help:

  • Help us promote JusticeMakers with posters, flyers and social media. Contact justicemakers@ibj.org
  • Encourage legal professionals that you know to apply.
  • Circulate our Call for Applications through your email list to your members.
  • Forward our Call for Applications with other networks of NGOs/CSOs or lawyers who may be interested in our competition.

If you are interested in becoming an IBJ Promotional Partner, email justicemakers@ibj.org before February 28, 2017 to get access to the competition marketing material. Furthermore, please send us your organization’s logo so that we can post it on our website.

If you have any further questions about the competition, please take a look at our FAQ page or contact the JusticeMakers team at justicemakers@ibj.org.