Cotonou City, June 8th 2023 – Our Shelter City Benin proudly acknowledges the exceptional contributions of human rights defenders who have recently been relocated from Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, and Niger. The organization held a ceremony to present certificates to these defenders in recognition of their successful completion of specialized training programs.
The event marked a significant milestone for the brave men and women who have dedicated themselves to safeguarding and advancing fundamental human rights within their respective communities, often in challenging and hostile environments. Shelter City Benin recognizes their unwavering commitment and resilience.
Throughout their stay at Shelter City Benin, the human rights defenders engaged in comprehensive training programs designed to enhance their skills and knowledge in various areas of human rights advocacy. The training covered a wide range of subjects, including Digital security, drafting of project proposals, and more. These programs equipped the defenders with essential tools to effectively promote and protect human rights within their communities.
Shelter City Benin extends heartfelt appreciation to its local and international partners whose support made this initiative possible. The organization acknowledges the invaluable contributions of dedicated trainers who passionately shared their expertise and experiences with the defenders. Their guidance and mentorship have empowered the defenders to drive positive change in their communities.
The certificate award ceremony was a momentous occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals. Shelter City Benin commends their unwavering determination, courage, and commitment to social justice and equality. Their tireless efforts play a pivotal role in the construction of fairer and more equitable societies.
Shelter City Benin invites the public to show support for these human rights defenders by following them on their social media platforms and amplifying their voices. Together, we can make a tangible difference and foster a better world for all.