THE COLLECTIVE FOR DEMOCRACY IN TOGO
The Collective for Democracy in Togo (CDT) was created in the fall of 1992 shortly after the National Conference in Togo. This conference was organized to establish democratic institutions for the intercessory period with the first democratic elections in the country since 1963, the time of the assassination of the first president of the Republic. The Collective was founded to support civil society seeking democracy during this transitional time.
The Collective has fixed its objectives as the following:
- to inform the Canadian public of the political and social situation in Togo
- to organize political pressure and uphold the Togolese groups working for democracy
- to follow the democratic process and the state of human rights in Togo
yearly preparations of summaries on human rights in Togo
organization of conferences in Canada and observation missions to Togo
publication of brochures on Togo, organization of conferences, seminars like the one with the theme "Democracy, State of Rights and Development in Togo: Perspectives for the Future" (May 1995) and like the international symposium about elections in Africa (October 1998) etc.
Generally, in Canada and on the international level, the CDT contributes to the education of the public and to establish a reserve of personalities and organizations working in the area of human rights and can intervene in favour of Togo before international incidents.
Member organizations of the Collective
The member organizations of the Collective are:
The International Center of Workers in Solidarity
The Canadian Togolese Community (CTC)
The Union of Teachers of Champlain
The Collective benefits from the support of the following organizations
The League of Rights and Liberties of Quebec
The Quebec Association of Organizations for International Cooperation
The Confederation of National Unions
The Federation of Workers in Quebec
Development and Peace
For more information or to become a member of the Collective for Democracy in Togo, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org