The Institute

Paris Francophone Institute for Freedoms (PFIF)

 

About Us

Paris Francophone Institute for Freedoms (PFIF) is a not-for-profit organization founded by professionals in the fields of human rights, mainly consisting of international law, media and sociology expert. We are dedicated to create a global environment with a high ethical standard of human rights to ensure that individuals and communities are able to fully and freely develop themselves to their full capacity.

Vision:

PFIF focuses on the ethical significance of human rights, aiming at contributing to a universal culture of human rights with deep roots and wide horizons in the MENA region, Francophone countries and Europe.

Mission:

PFIF aims to protect the human rights of ordinary citizens living in conflict zones by highlighting abuses  and violations by recounting their individual stories and setting up campaigns to raise universal awareness on gross injustices. We aim to empower individuals and marginalized groups to claim their human rights and to unapologetically hold the violators accountable. We strive to provide a mechanism to secure the protection and fulfilment of human rights on an international spectrum.

Objectives:

1-           To underpin viable enactment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the International pact regarding civil and political rights, the Geneva agreements of 1949 and the United Nations Convention and its subsequent changes related to political, minority rights as well as refugees and displaced persons.

 

2-           To contribute to ending conflicts in hot war zones by providing guidance to people, agencies and even governments. This will also include highlighting on human rights violations and exposing those who commit them.

 

3-           To work towards creating friendly human rights environment in the Francophone countries and the MENA region.

 

4-           To lobby and coordinate NGOs and effective political and human rights organisations to eradicate all types of discrimination toward women. Promote the principle of equality and encourage the role that women´s rights play in the processes of peace and development in countries in conflict with special focus on MENA region.

 

5-           To contribute to the respect of human rights in the framework of counter terrorism, so that in the name of freedom and democracy fundamental rights are not violated, especially the basic freedoms of expression and political participation.

 

6-           To provide support for migrants and refugees worldwide especially those who are not protected by countries granting them asylum.

 

7-           To advocate against institutionalized racism and double standards in social and political environments through the use of biased laws or practices by demanding equality for all in policies, systems and customs.