Enhancing Economic and Social Rights - Funding Support for Operational Plan 2005 - 2007
The overall objectives of the project is to enhance the capacity of right holders, especially the poor, women, children and people affected with HIV/AIDS to claim their rights from duty bearers, the state and its agencies through
" influencing the legal frame work at local and national level affecting the full realization of the right to housing, education, food and health;
" enhancing the capacity and commitment on the part of the state and its agencies to discharge their obligation with regard to housing, education food and health;
" facilitating the engagement of civil society institutions in the realization of the right to housing, education, food and health.
The project has designed four programs for the next three years for realizing the above-mentioned objectives: Education and Mobilization Program
" Research and Publication Program
" Policy work, Legislative Advocacy and Litigation Program
" Voters' Education Program.
Besides training workshops, campaigns, education through the media, producing and making available publications that explain and elaborate on these specific rights, all targeting different groups (the poor and vulnerable people as well as policy/law makers and implementers), the program will also focus on initiation of community civil society institutions to engage in economic, social and cultural rights activism.
Action Professionals' Association for the People (APAP) is a non-governmental organization and working in Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR and Harari Regional States as well as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. It is funded by a consortium of donors from Austria, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.