Equitas

Advancing Equality Through Human Rights Education

The project aim to increase empowerment of women and girls to advance gender equality in their communities. The goal for tomorrow is to :

  • Strengthen leadership for women and men to mobilize their communities
  • Enhance collaboration among women’s and human rights groups
  • Improve efforts of women’s organizations to engage with decision-makers

The situation today

Many efforts are being made to protect people’s basic human rights. Yet inequalities exist, especially for women and girls:

  • Sexual violence against women and children remains prevalent
  • Pregnant girls and young mothers are often denied an education
  • Women are usually not involved in decision making regarding household income

Our approach

The Project adopts a participatory approach to advance gender equality that includes:

KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

  • Training on human rights and gender equality
  • Community initiatives and forums

COLLABORATION

  • Awareness-raising campaigns
  • Support to networks and coalitions

ENGAGEMENT WITH DECISION-MAKERS

  • Training on engagement with decision-makers
  • Training for decision-makers
  • A policy dialogue   
For more information about our Partner Equitas please click link below:-

https://equitas.org/where-we- work/east-africa/tanzania

Human Rights Education – Children, Women and Youth
Overall goal
To build safer and more equitable communities where key actors, including children and youth, are participating and taking leadership in promoting democracy and greater respect for human rights

 Activities
Community level

  • Training sessions for local intermediaries
  • Children and youth-led mobilization initiatives
  • Community Youth Forums convening various community actors and decision-makers, to discuss children and youth issues, lessons learned and develop joint actions.
  • Planning and evaluation workshops per community to monitor project implementation and identify necessary adjustments.

 National level

  • Training sessions building capacity of intermediaries
  • Development of youth engagement and educational tools in English and Swahili
  • Youth Forums bringing together youth from targeted communities as well as other key stakeholders
  • Policy Dialogue Workshops, bringing together youth, engaged intermediaries as well as government authorities, and other stakeholders
  • Planning and evaluation workshops
  • Participation of 20 intermediaries and stakeholders in 2 Sub-regional Human Rights Training Sessions

Beneficiaries (direct and indirect)

  • Human rights educators
  • Representatives of institutions, organizations and groups working with children and youth (community-based organizations, women’s associations, national-level civil society organizations, schools, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI), local government authorities)
  • Youth leaders
  • Children and youth engaged in local initiatives in targeted communities
  • National level stakeholders in targeted countries engaged in policy making, policy implementation and delivery of services for children and youth (e.g., government institutions, NHRIs, international actors)
  • Men, women, boys and girls trained by human rights educators (e.g. alumni of the International Human Rights Training Program in Montreal, Canada, regional and national training sessions)
  • Men, women, boys and girls in targeted communities