The LRC operates within its three HRCs in Ghana. These HRCs are in Nima/Mamobi in the East Ayawaso District of the Greater Accra Region; Bongo in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region; and Walewale in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region. Within the HRCs, the LRC continued to engage in human rights education, provision of legal services to indigent persons to enhance access to justice particularly for women and children and for persons within the criminal justice system.
This Human Rights City addresses the key developmental issues of the Nima, Mamobi and Newtown communities through a human rights paradigm. To this end, the programme seeks to work for the realisation of the basic rights to health, education, food, housing and work at livable wages. In addition, various groups such as the Mothers Club and Federation of Youth Club formed under this Human Rights City are given unique and specialised capacity building training. Education on their basic rights is given to members of these communities as well.
Bongo District is one of the Thirteen (13) Municipals and Districts in the Upper East Region, with Bongo as its district capital. It shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the North, Kassena-Nankana East District to the West, Bolgatanga Municipal to the South West and Nabdam District to the South East.
LRC’s contribution to the various challenges in Bongo district has been to provide legal services, conduct legal aid clinics, train women paralegals and to conduct various projects such as the registration and renewal of NHIS cards under the STAR-Health project.
The West Mamprusi District is one of 45 new districts created in 1988 under the Government of Ghana’s decentralization and local government reform policy. Carved out of the old Gambaga District in the Northern Region. The districts’ administrative capital is Walewale, which lies on the Tamale-Bolgatanga trunk road, approximately 68 miles away from Tamale. The district is bordered to the north by Builsa, Kassena-Nankana and Bolgatanga districts, in the Upper East Region; to the south by North Gonja, Karaga, Kumbungu and Savelugu district in the Northern Region; to the west by the Sissala East and Wa East districts; and to the east by East Mamprusi. http://westmamprusi.ghanadistricts.gov.gh/
The Walewale Human Rights City is located in the West Mamprusi District and works from the district capital, Walewale. Since its formation in 2003, the city has looked at peculiar issues within the district and has tackled them as such. In 2006 for instance LRC with the aid of the district health insurance scheme developed a comprehensive constitution for the scheme. LRC’s contribution to the various challenges in West Mamprusi district has been to provide legal services, conduct legal aid clinics, train women paralegals and to conduct various projects such as the registration and renewal of NHIS cards under the STAR-Health project.