Social accountability is an approach towards building accountability that relies on civic engagement in which citizens participate directly or indirectly in demanding accountability from service providers and public officials. This piece explores the tools and approaches that some African social movements used to effectively drive the social accountability agenda. The tools here are respectively social media and creative arts, while the approaches will be based on their ways of mobilising and organising. We conclude by making some recommendations for donors, government, citizens and other stakeholders.
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The Open Government Partnership brings states together to make their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Find out how civil society groups can be a part of it!
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. They do this by ranking the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. RDR…
European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. Its central objective is to promote, protect and uphold civil and human rights in the digital environment.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental, non-profit organisation who doesn’t work by any ideology. SNHR documents violations committed by the parties to the conflict against the Syrian people. SNHR aims to ensure victims rights are not exploited and perpetrators are exposed for their crimes as a first step towards…
Transparentem is a discreet, non-profit unit that illuminates supply chains and spurs eradication of human and environmental abuses. We use frontline investigative reporting and forensic methods in compliance with international ethical standards.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) works to ensure that constitutional human rights and fundamental freedoms are well protected through human rights advocacy; counseling; monitoring; conducting researches in to the country’s human rights situations; investigating into and addressing human rights violations ; as well as paying particular attention to vulnerable groups.
Formed in March 2011, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) brings together 60 organizations to ensure that U.S. border enforcement policies and practices are accountable and fair, respect human dignity and human rights, and prevent the loss of life in the region.
This interactive dashboard maps the ratification status of 18 international human rights treaties by country. The indicator refers to the expression by the State of its consent to be bound by a human rights treaty under international law.