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What is REJADH?

REJADH group

The African Youth and Children’s Network for Human Rights (YCNR)/ Réseau des Enfants et Jeunes Africains pour les Droits Humains (REJADH), supported by Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Arigatou International—Nairobi (AI—N), in collaboration with Changemaker and Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, gathers young women and men aged between 13 and 30 advocating by themselves and for themselves, tackling inequalities and injustice.

The network seeks to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Burundi, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia and South Sudan. The Maputo Protocol forms the policy backbone upon which this advocacy is mounted, coupled with Agenda 2063 and the African Youth Charter. REJADH focuses on youth mentorship, training and advocacy campaigning focused on reducing, preventing and ending GBV, which is one of the most prevalent forms of gender injustices in these countries.