Founded in 2006

Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA) is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of human rights protection in Puntland. PHRA was founded in December 2006.

 

Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA) is human rights watchdog working on advocacy of human rights, democracy and peace in Puntland Federal State of Somalia.

Headquarter of Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA) is Bosaso district, coastal town of Puntland Federal State of Somalia and has representatives in Garowe.

 

PHRA Objectives

  • To monitor the human rights violence, documenting and then report it.
  • To promote democracy education through provision of information and learning experience in order to equip the citizens to participate in democracy processes. 
  • To support human rights cultural, social and political tolerance for all through awareness rising campaigns, mobilization activities on attitude changes. 
  • To encourage respect for the rule of law, justice for all and the independence of the judiciary, 
  • To strength good governance system of Somalia through helping to put in place transparency and accountability system of government with higher contribute of CSOs members.
  • To promote internal discussions among human rights activists, on the work of media and journalists toward contribute to national heal and development

PHRA's Vision and Mission

Vision 

Society has peace and Respect human rights

Missions

The organization strives to ensure that everyone gets protection, provision and participation in Puntland through advocacy, lobbying, education training, capacity.

Our Core Values

  • The promotion of deep respect and appreciation for everyone.
  • Acting in a very responsive, rapid, flexible manner
  • A result-oriented organization, with tangible impact.
  • Acting independently, with creativity, impartiality and integrity.
  • Operating with dedication, professionalism, transparency and accountability.



Media Workshop Qardho (2)

Policy Documents

With an objective to systematise Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA)  management system, various policies and guideline papers have been prepared in order to describe the policies and procedures that relate to the operation of PHRA’s programs. These intend to be an easy reference and interpretation of program policies and procedures.

The staff/members/concerns of PHRA have to follow the policies and procedures in the implementation process. The policies and procedures are as

1) Financial Policy Manual,

2) Human Resource Policy

3) Procurement policy. 

The intention of the policies is to maintain systematic discipline, to have an appropriate and effective control over utilization of resources within the federation and practice of accountability and efficiency. These are prepared for adopting the participatory approaches like organizing meetings with the staff and members of PHRA board, management team and also collecting comments/feedbacks. 

During the preparation of these policies and procedures attention has been given towards the PHRA’s objectives/strategies, and country’s rules and regulations both Federal and State levels.




PHRA PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION  RECORD

S/n

Name of the Project

Location 

Period

Status

Funding Agency

1

Providing kills training to 100 youth with different courses including Computers, secretariat, journalists and Electricity

Bosaso 

January 2013 and February 2014

Completed

Oxfam Novib 

2

Commemorated International human rights day 

Bosaso 

10 December 2012

Completed 

UNPOS/HR Unit

3

Implemented the 16 days activisms 

Gardo district

25 November -10 Dec.2012

Completed

UNDP/UNWOMEN

4

PHRA NGO Established Vocational Centre named Alhakim 

Bosaso

September 2012

Closed

Oxfam Novib, Save the children, Ministry of Youth and Labour 

5

1 Workshop and two public forums on awareness raising and community mobilization activities on Solid Waste Management 

Bosaso

July and August 2012

Completed 

CESVI & Bosaso municipality

6

One day forum on about mobilization of mixed migration activities 

Bayla district 

10 Jun 2013

Completed 

IOM/UNGOM

7

Child Protection Mobilization held in Bayla district

Bayla District

12 Jun 2012

Completed

PHRA Funds 

8

Organized Peaceful demonstration on about Commemoration of  International human rights days 

Gardo 

10- Dec. 2011

Completed 

PHRA Fund 

9

Conducted one day advocacy forum on about IDPs protection and rights

Gardo 

1 – 30 Nov. 2011 

Completed

Oxfam Novib

10

Conducted one day advocacy forum on about IDPs protection and rights 

Bosaso

1 – 30 Nov. 2011 

Completed

Oxfam Novib 

11

Conducted public forum of Mixed migration and human smuggling 

Lasqoray 

10 Aug. 2011

Completed

IOM/Japan government

12

Organized protection meeting where IDP committee have participated 

Gardo

3 August 2011

Completed 

PHRA Funding

13

Organized child protection meeting 

Gardo

30 Jun 2011

Completed 

PHRA Funding

14

Organized hygiene and sanitation campaigns in 3 IDP camps in Gardo 

Gardo

12 Jun 2011

Completed 

PHRA funding

15

Conducted 3 days Mixed migration workshop where 30 participants achieved 

Gardo

9 – 11 Jun 2011

Completed 

IOM/Japan government

16

Distributed education materials to Shebelle IDP camp and Gardo Primary School 

Gardo

6 April 2011

Completed 

PHRA Funding

17

Commemorated International Women’s Day 

Gardo

8 March 011

Completed

Oxfam Novib

18

Conducted three days human rights trainings for 32 youth of both Girls and boys

Bosaso

8 February 2011

Completed 

Oxfam Novib

19

Administrating Child Rights Violations Monitoring, reporting and responses.

Bosaso

Dec -2010 – Jun 2011

Completed 

DRC

20

Commemorated International Human Rights Day

Bosaso

10 Dec 2010

Completed 

Oxfam Novib

21

Conducted one day Advocacy forum where community leaders,  religious leaders, Local NGOs, youth and media participated

Bosaso

2 Dec 2010

Completed 

Oxfam Novib

22

Held peace forum and competition & quizzing for students

Bosaso

10-14 Oct 2010

Completed

Save the children/Abyan Network 

23

carried out awareness campaigns against the piracy and ransom taking

Bosaso

2010

Completed 

Save the children/Abyan network 

24

Conducted campaign of  Hygiene and Sanitation promotion awareness in Gardo IDP camps

Gardo

Dec 2009

Completed

DRC

25

Commemorated   International Human Rights day

Bosaso

10 Dec 2009

Completed

PHRA Funding 

26

Constructed and extended Gardo Primary and Intermediate School 

Gardo

3 March 2009

Completed

Diaspora Community 

 

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