In Senegal, the Strengthening Human Rights Education Globally (SHREG) project aims to build safer and more equitable communities where key actors, including children and youth (8 to 29 years), exercise their leadership to promote democracy and greater respect for human rights.
Through the project, the civil society organizations, government bodies and national institutions, children and young people are taking action to reduce violence, to advance gender equality and ensure greater respect for human rights in targeted communities.
Equitas works on the ground with its partners, – the Rencontre africaine pour la défense de droits de l’Homme (RADDHO), Réseau Equitas Sénégal pour l’éducations aux droits humains (RESEDHU) and the Comité de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes (CLVF) – and with government and civil society organizations.
During the first year of the project (2013-2014), Equitas used a holistic community approach to educate and involve youth, women, civil society groups, including women’s groups, so they can develop leadership skills, encourage the active participation and empower communities.
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).