Human Rights Week in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Ciné Droit Libre Festival: 11 - 18 November 2017
Events10.11.2017Kenza Daldoul

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, in partnership with Ciné Connexion and with the support of the General Directorate of Ivorians Abroad and the International Organisation for Migration will host a Human Rights Week on 11 - 18 November 2017 under the theme "Migration: Far From Home." The week long event coincides with the documentary film festival, Ciné Droit Libre, a festival dedicated to raising awareness on issues of human rights, good governance and democracy. The Human Rights Week is on the theme "Migrations: far from home". Ciné Droit Libre is a regional festival organised in Côte d'Ivoire by the Ciné Connexion association. This popular event, which is held every year in four West African countries, including Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire, is an event aimed at raising people's awareness of environmental issues, human rights, good governance and democracy.

The Abidjan office is committed to promoting human rights, the rule of law, liberal democracy and the market economy. To achieve its objectives, it develops a cooperative approach with partner organisations: political parties, liberal networks, think-tanks, entrepreneur associations, NGOs, etc. The Foundation offers them a framework for dialogue and exchange on political, economic and social issues, as well as training and capacity building programs. 

Here are some of the scheduled activites:

    1.    Free Voice, the Final of Public Speaking and Debating Contest

    2.    Youth Aperitif on migration, with screening of films followed by debates

    3.    Migrants' course, a thematic exhibition of photographs

    4.    Media Workshop: Capacity Building for Journalists

    5.    Outdoor screening of awareness films on irregular immigration