WHO WE ARE
We are the Initiative Black and White Ghana, a not for profit and non-governmental organisation that work for human rights, peace and justice. Our goal is to create a world with life in dignity for all in the sense of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since our founding in 2013, we have been determined and working towards making an impact through our various projects.
We realised that many Non profit organisations in Ghana mainly work on humanitarian projects by supporting the needy and the less privileged which is a good deed to do but we believe that it is also very necessary that the citizens and the common people rise up themselves to work together to ensure that they and every individual gets to enjoy all the rights they are entitled to, to live a life in dignity, as the saying goes, “It is better to teach a man how to fish than giving him fish” If organisations continue to just make humanitarian projects without really tackling and finding solutions to the root causes of the problems and issues hindering the effective manifestation of the human rights, the people will continue to suffer and always be expecting that someone comes to their aid, but if the citizens are empowered to stand for their rights and ensure through active participation that the leaders who they themselves vote into power are working and making policies which will benefit the general public and not just some few privileged ones, then together solutions and proposals could be brought forward to help solve and eradicate the many human rights problems we have in the country.
We therefore chose to establish an organisation which will create awareness and make advocacy programs which will empower the citizens of Ghana to stand for their rights and together find solutions which will help solve the many social and political rights issues in the country.
The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
Advocates that all Ghanaians get the human rights, which they are entitled after the global Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights since 1948.
Promoting the implementation of social and political human rights in Ghana.
Promoting the awareness that Ghanaians can only achieve through their own commitment to building their society, their economy and their country the implementation of human rights.
Promoting the interconnection of all people living across all ethnic or religious differences in Ghana to achieve these goals.
Promoting African and global association for the construction of a just and peaceful Africa and a peaceful and just world with the same political and social human rights for all people in Africa and around the world in the spirit of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Advocates the strengthening of the African Union for intra-African cooperation in the spirit of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and for the strengthening of the United Nations for global cooperation to achieve these goals we are advocating for greater democratization of the two organizations.
We see in civil society involvement and association of citizens the ultimate means to move the Ghanaian government and the international community to engage with their decisions to create decent life for all, and to resolve conflicts only peacefully and ban violence and wars. The association seeks therefore also the dialogue with the state level.