Congo: Shifting popular understandings in order to ensure a democratic culture respectful of the rules and principles of the state of law

Publish Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2015

On 4 December 2015, Rencontre pour la paix et les droits humains (RPDH) conducted a capacity building workshop at Centre Sueco in Pointe-Noire under the banner of "Strengthening the state of law and democracy in Congo through education for human rights and citizen participation." The workshop brought together 50 participants, including civil society organizations, members of the media, artists and cultural figures. 

The workshop aimed to enhance a mainstream, popular understanding of human rights principles, as well as awareness regarding the relationship between the rights and duties of citizens as the very foundation of the state of law and democracy. Other objectives included debate on human rights violations and available resources, and the creation of a network of media sources and artists already engaged in monitoring human rights, that could subsequently create capacity among other media and artists. 

For more information in French, visit the website of Rencontre pour la paix et les droits humains.