The 2016 East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) took place from April 24 to May 6, 2016. The EAHRP is a regional training program targeting participants from East African countries. Now in its 4th rendition, the two-week training session brought together twenty-six human rights workers and educators from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, along with an experienced team of facilitators. Hosted by TUSONGE Community Development Organization, the training provided a unique opportunity for human rights workers, defenders, activists and educators to deepen their understanding of human rights and the essential role of human rights education in effecting and sustaining social change. The East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) is the human rights education initiative of alumni of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Programme 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 in Canada. The next EAHRP will be taking place towards the end of 2017. Watch out for more news on the application process!