PRAWA is a Non-governmental organization aimed at promoting Security, Justice and Development in Africa. It was established in 1994 and in 1998 it secured observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The organization has three major programme components namely:
- Security and Justice Sector Reform Programme Component,
- Rehabilitation and Social Development Programme Component
- Research and Development Component.
It utilizes the following strategies in the implementation of it Programmes:
- Training and Capacity Building (TRACAD)
- Research and Advocacy
- Human Rights Monitoring; Rehabilitation, Care and Support Services (RECASS)
- Community Justice Programme and Engagement (COJUP).
PRAWA currently has about 77 staff made up of 16 full-time staff and 61 part-time, volunteer/associate staff). The organization has a 12 member Governing Board. The strength of the organization rests on its multi-disciplinary team a wealth of background in research, policy and practice in the field as well as its ability to engage both formal and the informal sector, state/institutional and at individual level and its ability to introduce and implement innovative and high impact schemes.
The organization has developed over a decade and half a track record of implementation of research, innovative/demonstration projects, training / capacity building, documentation, advocacy and provision of support services to vulnerable groups and those in conflicts with the law including Women, Youths-at-risks, torture victims, prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families utilizing both community-based and institutional/non-community-based platforms.