PILIWA Annual Conference 2022

PILIWA Annual Conference 2022

The Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA) is a professional network of West African lawyers, legal practitioners, and other advocates who use law to promote social justice.  We share a commitment to using the law to protect the rights of...

ACA rewards community members

ACA rewards community members

In recognition of their exemplary roles in championing development in their communities and also serving as role models to others, four individuals have been awarded by the Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) as part the maiden annual national delegates’...

Community Members Seek Evidence Against Octea Ltd.

Community Members Seek Evidence Against Octea Ltd.

Sierra Leone Community Members Seek Evidence from New York Court in Human Rights Lawsuit against Diamond Miner Octea Ltd.August 19, 2021 – New York – If Sia Janet Bayoh and other members of the Marginalised Affected Property Owners (MAPO) have their way, a trove of...

Improved Household Income

Improved Household Income

Kyeradeso Community Improves Households Income Through Community Savings and Loans Associations (CSLAs) By Nana Ama Nketia-QuaidooIn the last three years, the people of Kyeredeso Community in Ghana’s Nkoranza South Municipality have become savers with the resources to...

The Arrest of Human Rights Defender Me Antoine Pépé Lama

The Arrest of Human Rights Defender Me Antoine Pépé Lama

The arrest of human rights defender Me Antoine Pépé Lama: an infringement on the freedom of expression of all human rights defenders in Guinea Mr. Pépé Antoine Lama, Lawyer at the Bar of Guinea, member of the Bar Council, and active member of Les Mêmes Droits pour...

LIBERIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Notes from the Field: Liberian communities taking development into their own hands In late March 2021, Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) embarked on a field mission to rural Liberia to assess its programs, support partners, and build new collaborations. The...

LAND ENCROACHMENT

LAND ENCROACHMENT AT JUASO, NWOASE, AND DONKRO NKWANTA. Advocates for Community Alternatives(ACA)  partner communities in Ghana are facing land challenges by powerful actors such as mining companies and traditional authorities. They are, however, mounting a courageous...

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