Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) is a an initiative of young journalists, editors, lawyers and human rights activists who have come together to address human rights violations in Ghana and beyond to bring the country closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, they launched a nationwide sensitization campaign on Kidnapping, Teenage Pregnancy and Tramadol/Drug Abuse as a response to the increasing incidents of kidnappings in Ghana.
We are committed to work to end all forms of issues pertaining to violation of fundamental human rights of all, particularly women, girls and children in Ghana and beyond. We work to help empower women and girls to realize their dignity and rights and assist them to uphold those rights. In carrying out its mission, HRRG focuses on pressing human rights violations, both acute and chronic, especially within the following areas: Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBVs) and Harmful Practices, Child rights (Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery etc.), Fight and champion the rights of head porters (Kayayei), Gender equality and FGM, Child/Early/forced Marriages for girls, Rape and defilement, Domestic Violence, Kidnapping of girls, children, and women etc.
To report on, perform advocacy role for and support women, girls and children in issues relating to sexual abuse, child trafficking, champion the rights of Kayayei (head porters), issues of child marriage and rape among others to ensure freedom, safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable, the minority groups and the disabled in the society.
Our Core Values:
HRRG adheres to the following values and principles in all its activities:
Constructive criticism and reporting
Equality and equity
Accountability and responsibility
Respect and tolerance
Self-reliance and solidarity
Our Principal Objectives:
To advance the course of women, girls and children in Ghana through non-violent means to help defend, protect and promote their freedom and fundamental human rights.
Fight against all forms of violence against our women, girls and children.
Mobilize support (Human capital, funding and other resources) for the accomplishment of HRRG vision and mission.
Organize sensitization workshop for youths, Initiate and conduct public dialogues, discussions and debates on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBVs), Child Trafficking, issues affecting head porters (Kayayei), Sexual and reproductive health and rights(SHRH).
Sensitize the youth on Child/Early/forced Marriages for girls, Sexual Rape, defilement and Domestic Violence.
Closely follow and collaborate with the community, families and the media organizations to advocate for the safety and security of women, girls and children.
Assist abused women, girls and children with counselling services, education opportunities, training, and provisions of other social intervention services.
Establish relations with national and international organizations, governments, non-Governmental Organizations, CSOs, CBOs and prominent individuals in order to mobilize support to accomplish the mission of HRRG.
Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) is a an initiative of young journalists, editors, lawyers and human rights activists who have come together to address human rights violations in Ghana and beyond to bring the country closer to achieving…