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Regional Program

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

The East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) is the human rights education initiative of alumni of the annual International Human Rights Training Program from the East African region in partnership with Equitas.

The EAHRP is a regional training program which provides 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 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.


“Everybody participates. Everybody learns. Everybody can make a difference”
Vincenza Nazzari, Director of Education, Equitas.

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 organisations, 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 concern;
  • established a pool of core human rights training facilitators with demonstrated commitment to the cause of establishing a culture of human rights in the region.

Our partners

Our work in East Africa is part of Strengthening Human Rights Education Globally, funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).


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