Health Democracy and Justice

The laws are often well formulated in most countries. The problem is implementation and compliance. With knowledge and information on existing laws and systems, the population's ability to make demands on these existing regulations increase


Nakamtenga, Burkina Faso




Ongoing since 2019

Contributing to these

Global Goals

1 – No poverty
5 – Gender equality
10 – Reduced inequalities
16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 – Partnership for the goals
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Democracy and Justice

– The Citizens' office needs to be set up and we are looking for cooperation that can assist with both competence and financial support.

– Security systems need to be built up by financing insurance for our employees (occupational injury insurance) through local insurance offices.

– We are looking for someone who can contribute by formulating a policy based on our work (Gender equality, diversity, poverty etc).

– Exchange trips between Burkina Faso and Sweden are made from time to time, and it is equally fantastic every time! Do you have the opportunity to invite one of our employees for a study trip?

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Establishing a citizen's office plays a big role in this work. Already, information meetings are being held on legal issues. It is of great importance that the people know about their rights - and obligations - and get help to deal with the authorities involved.

The security system is developed through the legal department at Dr. Denis Mukwege Center, which is developing into a citizen's office. Already, information meetings are being held on legal issues. It is very important that the population know about their rights - and obligations - and get help with registering so that they can access the security systems that exist in the country: child benefits, pensions etc.

Already, all children at Yennenga's preschools and schools insured according to national systems, and included in extended school health care where they can visit our local health center for free and receive care.

In order to create a functioning society, a structure that can organize the community is required. It also requires trust in this structure and its decision-makers. The Yennenga Progress model is based on building a micro-democracy based on the local traditional structures. This includes the city council, the women's group, the youth association, etc.

Management and decision-making in the village still have strong patriarchal structures, but more and more groupings are added to the organizational flow (women's group, youth association, etc.). However, this is not something that happens automatically, but requires constant work at all different levels of society. The management of The good village includes the traditional decision-making structures in the village aswell as the Yennenga Progress Burkina Faso local board. We have regular village meetings where we can actively involve the population for a more representative structure.

Migration is not a major issue in our region. However, we believe in people's mobility and the benefits of gaining experience, learning new languages, seeing the world and discovering. We therefore encourage the population to travel, study abroad, go on study trips and conferences, seek work and gain broader experience.

Democracy and Equality

Many of the problems that can be found under all the Global Goals, are due to lack of equality and restrictive gender norms. A systematic work for increased gender equality is therefore absolutely fundamental to being able to build a long-term sustainable society.

Legal Office

The legal office focuses on information and support for the population to know their rights. The work includes basic things like getting help in obtaining ID documents, voting cards etc. Gaining knowledge and information is the key to an inclusive society based on openness, diversity and respect for human rights. Knowledge is also the key to being able to make demands on national structures. The legal office gives the population access to laws and institutions regarding human rights, inheritance, land ownership etc.

Code of Conduct

All involved in our work are asked to sign our code of conduct. The code includes a definition of good leadership, inclusion and openness as well as transparency. Equal rights and zero-tolerance when it comes to discrimination are part of our Code of Conduct for all activities. The question must be continually raised because those who are normally in a leadership position are not always aware of the difficulties that others face and how their own actions make a difference.