Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development

We Promote Police Reforms We Promote Gender Rights We Promote Justice Reforms

To advance justice in public safety, gender rights, election systems, and governance from a multicultural perspective and a south-south approach.

News & Media

Access to Justice for the Poor and Vulnerable in the midst of a Pandemic: the Nigerian Perspective

By Angela Uwandu, Head of Office, Avocats Sans Frontières France in Nigeria Introduction: Just as in many countries, at the beginning of the pandemic, the entire focus of the government was on the health response. Soon the impact of these measures on other sectors emerged in the face of lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun […]

Public Participation and Assembly Under Covid-19: The Nigeria Experience

By Rita Ilevbare (Esq.), Executive Director, Gender Relevance Initiative Promotion (GRIP) On 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an outbreak of a new viral disease; Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan on 17th November, 2019, by December, 2019; it had sufficiently spread enough to cause serious […]

Remembering Innocent

The passing away of Innocent Chukwuma on the evening of third April was tragic; only 55 years of age and moments before he started treatment for the Acute Myeloid Leukaemia that was diagnosed a day earlier. He was a human rights warrior with a difference – he believed in working alongside the government machinery creating […]

Interrogating The Prosecution of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya

The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) held the 13th in a series of its justice and rule of law webinars. The webinar was held on 30 June 2020 and it sought to interrogate the prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (hereinafter SGBV) in Kenya; ICJ Kenya deeply appreciated the participation of […]

Our Work Areasx

Police Reforms

In this field, AAAJD caries forward the work of the Altus Global Alliance of which the two member organizations CLEEN and IDC were founding members. Within police reforms, there is a thrust to make police stations citizen-centered.

Gender rights and gender-based violence (GBV)

Inequalities and adverse social positioning on the basis of gender mark all societies. In multi-cultural societies competing claims of gender, cultural identity and individual rights seek accommodation in existing social relations with States increasingly committed to human rights.

Governance reforms in post-colonial societies

In post-colonial countries of Africa and Asia, governance has been a prisoner of the colonial distrust in the citizen-government exchange. The interaction of the State vis-à-vis citizens continues to remain divergent, even antagonistic, in terms of realisation of the claims, entitlements and the basic rights.

Our Objectives

  1. To advance justice in public safety, gender rights, election systems, and governance from a multicultural perspective and a south-south approach.
  2. To generate knowledge and tools that fit local needs while promoting global rights standards.
  3. To strengthen local and regional stakeholders to advance and disseminate issues related to people-oriented justice.
  4. To sculpture a model of citizen-centric change that partners with governments, civil society, and traditional social capital reservoirs.


Our Mission

To draw on south-south partnerships for synthesizing evidence-based local knowledge for providing an inclusive perspective to ‘secure development’.

It will generate local need-based knowledge, strengthen regional networks and implement innovative practices/models for change in collaboration with government institutions and civil society.