Since its formation in 1992, Liberia Watch for Human Rights (LWHR) continues to be in the vanguard advocating for the promotion and protection of human rights and civil liberties in Liberia. Given our experience and'' exposure about situations in Liberia and with advocacy and monitoring of democracy still in progress, the LWHR management deems it expedient to take another crucial step by organizing__ regional contact points for the sole purpose of creating West African Regional alliances, geared towards the protection and promotion of human rights or as common human rights issues that need urgent proactive resolutions from civil societies based in specified the Mano River Union (MRU) countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

In the last 50 years there have emerged explosions of human rights organizations in West Africa alone. As of 2001, there are now over 20,000 human rights organizations world wide. Meaning that human rights organizations are seeking ways to build their capacities, improve their work, and increase their prominence and prestige within global societies. At times, human rights leaders and organizations work closely.

It is against this background, that our board of directors in consultation with management now finds it expedient to join Africa’s Regional alliances in order to monitor compliances to human rights standards, assess human rights situation in any given country in West Africa, jointly pressure governments and other influential actors to change their practices in order to change negative human rights situations. The observations and assessments made during these collaborations and alliances will be made public through reports and public statements.