East Africa Human Right programme for 2022 Now Is Open

 

Closing date: 17th October 2021

Open to:

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

The East Africa Human Rights Program(EAHRP) Is a regional training program that provides a unique opportunity for human rights workers, defenders, activists, and educators from civil society organizations, institutions, and government agencies, to deepen their understanding of human rights and the essential role of human rights education in effecting and sustaining social change. Developed in partnership with Equitas training alumni from across East Africa, the goal of the EAHRP is to strengthen the capacity of a regional pool of human rights organizations and institutions to use human rights through human rights education (HRE), with the purpose of building a global culture of human rights.

The East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) is the human rights education initiative of alumni of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program from the East African region and alumni of the East Africa Human Rights Program. The EAHRP arose out of the realization of the need to expand opportunities for more human rights workers operating at national and community levels seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their work more effectively but who were not able to attend Equitas’ annual International Human Rights Training Program held in Canada.

The program’s participatory methodology provides a framework for the sharing of expertise, experience, and reflection among a tremendously diverse group of participants, facilitators, and highly qualified resource persons.

The program places a strong emphasis on the transfer of learning and on follow-up activities. Participants attending the program develop an Individual Plan for putting their learning into action as part of the training.

“The program has enriched my knowledge of human rights from a practical point of view. The participatory approach is one component that stood out for me. I have learned the different techniques such as brainstorming and live story board that I will transfer to my colleagues at work.” – Participant in the EAHRP 2021, Uganda

The program contributes to networking at both the national and regional levels and to developing collaborative partnerships among representatives of civil society, national human rights institutions, regional, and international organizations, and governments.

Since the inception of the EAHRP, we have:

 

  • developed a “home-grown” human rights training and education curriculum based on relevant regional human rights issues and concerns;
  • established a pool of core human rights training facilitators with a demonstrated commitment to the cause of establishing a culture of human rights in the region.

The EAHRP normally brings together participants from across East Africa for a two-week learning experience. However, due to the ongoing challenges around COVID-19, Equitas works with partners to implement National Training Sessions in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda respectively for the 2022 EAHRP:

Equitas and the EAHRP team take the wellbeing and health of all participants of the 2022 EAHRP seriously and are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Be assured that as the COVID-19 situation evolves globally, so does our planning regarding the measures that are put in place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all participants and facilitators. To learn more about the measures taken to ensure the safety of participants, visit this page.

The goal of the EAHRP is to strengthen the capacity of a regional pool of human rights organizations and institutions to use a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to advance gender equality and human rights through human rights education (HRE), with the purpose of building a global culture of human rights. 

To this end, the program places a strong emphasis on the transfer of learning and on follow-up activities. Participants attending the program develop an Individual Plan for putting their learning into action as part of the training.

The goal of the EAHRP is to strengthen the capacity of a regional pool of human rights organizations and institutions to use a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to advance gender equality and human rights through human rights education (HRE), with the purpose of building a global culture of human rights. 

To this end, the program places a strong emphasis on the transfer of learning and on follow-up activities. Participants attending the program develop an Individual Plan for putting their learning into action as part of the training.

You will find all the documentation needed below :

*For any questions about the EAHRP, please email eahrp2022[at]equitas.org.

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