WHO WE ARE
Led by young African human rights activists, the African Network against Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances (ANEKED) campaigns against forced disappearances and summary executions.
We are guided by the belief that every human being on the African continent has the right to life, liberty and security and work to ensure that the sanctity of these rights is guaranteed for all persons.
ANEKED deems it necessary to make our definite voice heard on issues of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, especially for those victims yet to be accounted for.
The network brings a proactive approach to dealing with violations in this regard. We are passionate about the existing human rights movement in Africa but seek to change the status quo- where cases of EKs and EDs largely go unreported and unprosecuted.
ANEKED believes that our efforts at seeking justice for victims is an affirmation of everyone’s dignity and humanity.
WHAT WE DO
We combine the power of technology, innovation, traditional media and legal expertise to make issues related to enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings much more visible.
ANEKED carries out targeted advocacy to demand justice for victims and their families by engaging with elected officials, media, regional official bodies, fellow human rights activists and the public.
We seek, if necessary, to legally challenge governments in Africa, in a bid to entrench the concept of state’s obligation to respect the right to life and address human rights violations, on the continent.
We use our network of human rights defenders to improve our knowledge of the political and legal dynamics in specific countries they operate in, enriching our research and data and improving our chances at effective advocacy.
ANEKED is also committed to lobbying governments to include provisions that will build or strengthen institutional capacity and preventative policy measures of the State.
By building strategic partnerships, we hope to learn more from the important experiences of fellow human rights defenders. Partnerships are built through formal and informal meetings, workshops, and mentorship programmes across and beyond the African continent.
In 2018, ANEKED began work on strengthening its advocacy programme in two important West African Countries- The Gambia and Ghana. Our long-term goal is to continue expanding the network’s programmes and scope across the continent.