Citizenship Fortnight in Sao Tome e Principe | Book Fair
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Citizenship Fortnight in Sao Tome e Principe | Book Fair

Promotion of the first Book Fair in Sao Tome and Principe, with books focused on the topics of human rights and developments as well as classics of African and International lit...

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  • 23/10/2019

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Promotion of the first Book Fair in Sao Tome and Principe, with books focused on the topics of human rights and developments as well as classics of African and International literature.

Throughout the last few years, Civil Society Organisations (OSCs) from Sao Tome and Principe played a fundamental role in raising awareness for the Human Rights issue in the country. Simultaneously, through advocacy campaigns, frequent dialog with local and national authorities and the monitoring of public policies, they facilitated improvements in good governance.

This year, ACEP and several santomean organisations want to organise the first "Citizenship fortnight", in the last two weeks of November, in order to promote citizens' participation in the São Tomé and Príncipe democratic life, through culture and public debate.

For that, we will organise concerts, book launches, movie sessions, theatre plays, conferences and debates. Besides that, we want to organise the first edition of a BOOK FAIR, focused on the topics of Human Rights and Development. All publications will be sold for a token price.

The Citizenship Fortnight is integrated in the project "More Participation, More Citizenship", financed by European Union and Portuguese Cooperation. However, the creation of a Book Fair is not comprehended in the budget. For that reason, we ask your collaboration until the 5th of October. 

Click on the following link in order to have acess to more information about the work developed by ACEP and its local partners in the domain of advocacy and the participation of civil society organisations in the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies.


About the author

The project "More Participation, More Citizenship" is developed by Santomean and International civil society organisations, such as:

- ACEP - Associação para a Cooperação Entre os Povos, is a Portuguese NGDO that works in the fields of advocacy, civic participation and has explored the connection between culture and the realisation of Human Rights;

-FONG-STP - Federação das ONG em São Tomé e Príncipe, represents approximately one hundred national and international CSOs that work in the country. FONG-STP created the Civil Society Network for Good Governance and has promoted initiatives connected to the monitoring of public policies;

- PDHED - Plataforma de Direitos Humanos e Equidade de Género works on the domains of Human Rights and Women Rights. They develop advocacy campaigns meant to target political actors. They belong to the Civil Society Network for Good Governance;

- FNF - Fundação Novo Futuro, is a Santomean organisation that works in the field of Children Rights, advocating for the creation of an enabling environment for the realisation os Children Rights in the country. The organisations hosts children and teenagers in vulnerable situations;

- AJS - Associação de Jornalistas Santomenses was created in 2015 by national journalists to work as platform for the defence of the interests, rights and prerogatives of its members and to safeguard the principles of professional ethics of its associates. 

Budget and due dates

The purchase of books in the domains of human rights, development and African and International literature (1000 euros) as well as the transport and clearance (paid by the promotors) will take place in October. The Book Fair is scheduled for the last two weeks of November.

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    If you contribute with a sum equal or above 5€ you will be part of the acknowledgments list published in the blog of Civil Society for Development in São Tomé e Príncipe.

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    Book offer

    If your contribution is equal or above 25€ we will send you one of the following publications: Mulheres de São Tomé e Príncipe (Women of São Tomé and Príncipe); Alfabeto do Desenvolvimento (Alphabet of Development); Agenda-perpétua 52 semanas (Perpetual calendar 52 weeks); A partilha do indivisível (Share of the indivisible). Click on the following link in order to have acess to the full list of books edited by ACEP:

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