Protection and Safety Program for Human Rights Defenders in Africa



Contract partner: EHAHRDP - East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders ProjectCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 360.000,00Project start: 01.12.2014End: 30.11.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal


Overall objective: to contribute to protection and promotion of the right to defend human rights in East and Horn of Arica and to achieve a safe working environment for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), especially most-at-risk (i.e. Women HRDs, HRDs working on minority rights, on corruption and impunity, in extractive industries, and journalists) in all five sub-regional networks.

Expected results:

1. HRDs under imminent risk of violence or acute protection needs have access to an emergency response mechanism that will prevent the actualization of threats.

2. HRDs practice strong preventive security protocols and are able to more effectively mitigate threats when they arise.

3. HRD violations documented systematically to produce advocacy and protection-relevant publications and advocacy campaigns at the national, regional and international level.

Direct beneficiaries: approximately 130 HRDs and their 75 organizations across Africa. Indirect beneficiaries are HRDs’ constituencies (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).

Planned activities:

- Provision of emergency protection to min. 25 HRDs at risk

- Site visits, mentorship exchanges and peer-learning within 4 sub-regional secretariats

- ToT on security management for 10 selected HRDs

- Follow-up visits and mentorship to the ToT trainees’ organizations

- 13 HRDs complete workshops on mainstreaming security principles

- Supporting 20 HRDs to access UN Human Rights Council and African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

- Research (4 papers)

- Publication of Research and Advocacy Materials (app. 10 reports and 16 joint campaigns)

- 10 Year Celebration & Awareness Raising

Background information: The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) is a Uganda based NGO seeking to strengthen the work of HRDs and to enhance the awareness of human rights work. It is the Secretariat of EHAHRD-Network representing more than 75 HRD organizations

project number2763-00/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
tied
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