Campaign for Human Rights and Development Sierra Leone (CHRDSL)
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||40 Africanus Road, Kissy
P.M Box 640
Other:'Human rights, rule of law, governance'
||Campaign for Human Rights and Development Sierra Leone is a charitable, non-profit, human rights and development advocacy based organization established in 2009. Since its foundation CHRDSL has focused on the promotion and the proper protection of human rights, the rule of law, social development, good governance, criminal justice system, gender based violence and community development. CHRDSL’s goal is to expand opportunities for the poor and the most vulnerable people and help to ensure that their right to development is fully addressed, through public education and right base advocacy. CHRDSL believes that the upholding of transparency should also be combined with on-going anti-corruption moves in a bid to more effectively prevent abuse of administrative power and misinformed decision-making.
CHRDSL conducts research on where the people of Sierra Leone are involved in decisions that have an impact on them, and where government and other organisations act on and are transparent about important issues. CHRDSL encourages and lobbies government with other CSOs to enact Public Procurement laws and policy. When the Public Accountability project was initiated, a substantial portion of Sierra Leone’s government resources were distributed through public contracts. The absence of transparent rules and regulations in the procurement process created opportunities for widespread corruption. These circumstances spurred the Public Accountability project on work toward curbing corruption with a particular focus on restructuring the procurement process.