IRA-USA Wins Funding for Consortium with AFCF and AMDH

We are proud to announce the Consortium with Association Femmes Chef de Famille (AFCF) and Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme (AMDH) has secured $100,000 funding for a Mauritanian program to train paralegals, staff legal aid clinics, run human rights seminars, and organize civil society engagement in statutory reform.

Our program offers legal assistance to individuals escaping slavery, suffering land dispossession, confronting denial of basic rights of citizenship (i.e., arbitrary refusal of national identity card), and other severe human rights abuses.

This project is funded by the American Bar Association Rule of Law program. The program is benefiting from additional material support from Alston and Bird LLP.

Aminetou Moctar, President of AFCF, Fatimata M’Baye, President of AMDH,  and Alice Bullard, President of IRA – USA, joined together to form this Consortium. The project will be run by an independent Project Director. Fourteen Mauritanians will receive para-legal training and employment by the project for ten months. Legal aid centers will be run in Nouakchott, Selibaby, Kaedi, Nema, Rosso and Boghe.

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