ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTERS GHANA (HRRG)
Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRR-GH) is a combined group of journalists and human rights advocates formed purposely with the aim of shedding light, sounding alarm and drawing the attention of duty bearers to take the necessary actions to tackle issues in a bid to end up all forms of human rights abuses the country is confronted with which limits the freedom and fundamental human rights all and sundry especially women, girls and children who are the most hit.
HRRG is mandated by the laws of Ghana to operate as a Non-Government Organization (NGO) having been duly registered under the Registered General Department, Ghana dated Thursday, February 14, 2019, and presented with a certificate to that effect.
MISSION STATEMENT OF HRRG
Working to end all forms of issues pertaining to violation of fundamental human rights of all, particularly women, girls and children in Ghana. To help empower women and girls to realize their dignity and rights and assist them to uphold those rights.
In carrying out its mission HRRG will focus on pressing human rights violations, both acute and chronic, especially within the following areas:
- Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBVs) and Harmful Practices
- Child rights (Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery etc.)
- Fight and champion the rights of head porters (Kayayei)
- Gender equality and FGM
- Child/Early/forced Marriages for girls
- Rape and defilement
- Domestic Violence
- Kidnapping of girls
The vision of HRRG is to report on, perform advocacy role for and support women, girls and children in issues relating to sexual abuse, child trafficking, champion the rights of Kayayei (head porters), issues of child marriage, and rape to ensure the freedom, safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable.
HRRG adheres to the following values and principles in all its activities:
- Constructive criticism and reporting
- Equality and equity
- Accountability and responsibility
- Respect and tolerance
- Self-reliance and solidarity