Rights -

Improving respect for rights through empowerment of women, children and other vulnerable groups.

We believe that all people have equal human rights to life, liberty, and security as laid out in the universal declaration of human rights (UN, 1948). We work to ensure people are empowered to understand their rights and know how to claim them. For example, last year, we supported over 500 activities advocating for the rights of poor and vulnerable people. As a result, local governments have been compelled to improve their provision of essential services, such as water and sanitation. Often girl’s and women’s rights, although upheld in national legislation, are not respected at a community and household level. So gender equality is a priority that we work towards in all our work. We also focus on advocacy initiatives that build the skills of people to claim their rights from duty bearers.

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