Human Rights, Rule of Law & democracy


Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA) contributes the participation and enhancement of transparency and accountability elections in Somalia such as presidential and parliamentary elections. Ensuring that inclusive civic education to take place during the elections, starting from election observation to voter education campaigns, candidate forums, and advocacy for electoral reform. PHRA works closely with community organizations, local councils to receive inclusive social accountability which creates community acceptance and program success.

The best approach that PHRA organization uses during the implementation its program is face-to-face sensitization campaigns to reach more than the target community members. 

The department would like to implement and participates the following activities

  • Conducting voter and civic education outreach to grassroots communities.
  • Working with local election authorities to inform citizens and resolve issues related to citizen access.
  • Training volunteer who are conducting the grassroots public outreach campaigns.
  • Development of voter designs and civic education materials.
  • Participating election monitoring and short-term domestic election observations.
  • Conduct

Peace Building

Peace is a fundamental of human life. Peace in Somalia is fragile. Clan and tribal fight for postural and water for their livestock. Political conflicts and disputes are also common. There is border conflict between Somaliland and Puntland over the ownership of the disputed Sool region of Somalia.

To attain sustainable peace and democracy Puntland Human Rights Association would like to implement core activities for enhancing peace:-

  • Supports grassroots local community peace initiatives
  • Recording and documenting traditional peace approaches and shares the future generations and students.
  • Training the youth on fundamental skills, tools, theories and processes required for conflict transformation and peace building practice.