Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Ghana Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Ghana. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Human Rights Advocacy Centre (HRAC)

www.hracghana.org/
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House NO. F1002/2 Koi St, Osu Ako Adjei, Accra, Ghana
P.O.Box OS 134, Osu, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 (0)3 02 76 87 33 or +233 (0)2 66 19 10 54
Email: hrac [dot] ghanaatyahoo [dot] co [dot] uk or infoathracghana [dot] org

HRAC is a not-for-profit, independent, non-partisan, research and advocacy organisation set up to advance and protect human rights in Ghana. Within the human rights field, the work of HRAC primarily focuses on three main areas: research, advocacy and the provision of free legal aid services. We provide legal services, legal advice, representation to the Ghana Refugee board and UNHCR, and referrals to pro bono lawyers for court representations.

Women’s Initiative in Self Empowerment (WISE)

www.wise-up.org/
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22-Sir Arku Korsah Road, Roman Ridge, Accra, Ghana. 
P.O. Box CT 5604, Cantonments – Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 781003
Hotline: +233 21 78 10 02
Fax: +233 21 77 86 65
Email: infoatwise-up [dot] org

WISE, with its wealth in psycho-social counselling and a wide range of related activities supports refugee survivors of domestic and sexual and gender based violence, with particular attention to women and children. Furthermore, they address the counselling needs of all refugees and ensure the necessary follow-up on individual cases, including medical, social needs, legal issues and police liaison. WISE offers on-site counseling at our FIDA partner site, Mondays-Thursdays. We provide counseling services to survivors of violence who are seeking legal support from FIDA. WISE's partnership with FIDA gives our clients access to legal aid, which many could not afford. FIDA lawyers volunteer their services in the form of legal advice and representation in the courtroom to WISE clients. The WISE/FIDA partnership allows for victims to have the support and resources to seek justice against their perpetrators in the legal system.

Buduburam: In addition to the one-on-one counselling, we have also established a group counselling program. Previous groups included victims of spousal abuse, rape and as well as teenage mothers. The aim of this approach is to empower women with a team-centred support group and to allow the women to eventually support each other.

Krisan: The two WISE staffs permanently posted at Takoradi provide counseling, focusing on domestic and sexual and gender based violence. The counsellors also help the UNHCR staff process asylum seekers for refugees, resettlement and repatriation processes as well as refugees seeking services under the UNHCR mandate.

Ho: WISE handles all cases of SGBV occurrence among refugees on one hand and refugees and their hosts on the other hand through the provision of psycho-social counseling and other supporting services to survivors of violence in the refugee communities in the region. Additionally, WISE is also responsible for the provision of protection counseling to refugees.

ANTI-FGM/C ORGANISATIONS IN GHANA

Ghanaian Association for Women’s Welfare (GAWW)

No. 11 5th Avenue, Ridge Accra, P.O. Box M.273
Tel.: (+233)-21-25 52 59
Email: gaww255atyahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
Contact Person: Mrs. Eunice Maasodong

The Ghanaian Association for Women’s Welfare was established to advocate for the elimination of traditional practices that affect the health of women and children such as FGM/C, early and forced marriages.

http://sites.google.com/site/cepehrg/

15 Fertilizer Street, Teshie Nungua Estate Housing Down, Accra-Ghana
Email: mcobbinahatcepehrg [dot] net 
Tel: +23 32 44 85 82 34

CEPEHRG is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to create awareness in Ghana about issues relating to human rights - this includes the rights of LGBTI’s and other marginalized sectors of society.

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