The African Coordination of Human Rights for the Armed Forces (CADHA) is a non-governmental organization specialized in the reinforcement of capacity of armed forces personnel in the field of armed conflict and human rights. Active in 17 African countries, it has trained and sensitized 21,500 participants, including 30 parliamentarians, in ten years.
CADHA takes part in the training of battalions sent on missions abroad. In this capacity, it has contributed to removing Cote d’Ivoire from the “shame list” of the United Nations, listing the countries whose armies committed wartime sexual violence. CADHA enjoys special consultative status before ECOSOC, allowing it to submit written communications.
CADHA’s and GAAMAC’s missions intersect as they both seek to prevent mass atrocities and genocide in Africa, and consolidate peace and social cohesion.