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Africa – Advancing Equality

Equitas has trained hundreds of human rights defenders in Africa for over 25 years. Today, along with our partners, we play a key role in helping communities find solutions to human rights challenges through education.
Violence against women and children in homes and public spaces are a major barrier to their participation in decision-making. Our work in Tanzania focuses on promoting inclusion and equipping communities to address gender-based violence and allow for a better protection of the rights of children and youth.

Tanzania

Violence against women is a major barrier to their participation in decision-making. Our work in Tanzania focuses on promoting inclusion and equipping communities to address gender-based violence in all spheres of life.

Kenya

Equality in decision-making is essential to the empowerment of women. Our work in Kenya focuses on increasing women’s participation in local decision-making structures.

Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Equitas works in partnership with local organizations to contribute to the empowerment of women and girls by providing them with the tools and knowledge to promote gender equality in their communities and around the world.

Portait of human rights defender Fatimata Sy with a community member in Thies, Senegal.

Senegal

In Senegal, the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education (AEHRE) project aims to build safer and more equitable communities where key actors, including children and youth, exercise their leadership to promote gender equality and greater respect for human rights.

Equitas and its partners play a key role in providing human rights education training to effect and sustain social change in the region.

East Africa Human Rights Program

Equitas and its partners play a key role in providing human rights education training to effect and sustain social change in the region.    

Equitas has trained hundreds of human rights defenders from West Africa for over 25 years. Today, along with our partners, we play a key role in helping communities find solutions to human rights challenges through education.

West Africa Human Rights Program

Equitas and its partners play a key role in providing human rights education training to effect and sustain social change in the region in Francophone Africa.

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