What is the EAHRP?
The East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) is a human rights education initiative of alumni of Equitas’ annual International Human Rights Training Program from the East African region and alumni of the East Africa Human Rights program in partnership with Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education based in Montreal, Canada. 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 secure opportunities to attend the annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) organized by Equitas in Canada.
For whom is this program designed?
The EAHRP is primarily designed for representatives of non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs, community–based organizations, youth or self–help groups) who have undertaken some human rights education training activities.
Organizations which nominate candidates must:
- have a demonstrated commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights
- have a track record for mobilization and effective action
- be involved in human rights education activities such as training sessions, workshops, public awareness campaigns, advocacy, monitoring
- be committed to providing opportunities for individuals to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program within the organization or community
In which language does the program take place?
The EAHRP requires participants to actively engage in group work and read extensively. Therefore, all participants must be fluent in reading and writing in English.
What are the objectives of the EAHRP?
By the end of the training, participants should be able to:
- use a framework based on regionally and internationally accepted human rights standards and principles to analyze the issues and situations encountered in their work and that of their organization
- identify ways in which human rights education can increase the effectiveness of their human rights work
- integrate a participatory approach into their human rights and human rights education work
- incorporate a human rights-based approach and a gender perspective in their human rights and human rights education work
- determine strategies for promoting gender equality in their human rights education work
- employ a basic evaluation process for assessing the results of their human rights education work
- explore networking opportunities essential for furthering the cause of human rights
- indicate appropriate ways for putting their learning from the EAHRP into practice in the work of their organizations