Equitas 2021 East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP)2021

The East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) is a regional training program that aims to provide a unique opportunity for human rights workers, defenders, activists and educators from civil society organizations, institutions and government agencies, to deepen their understanding of human rights and the essential role of human rights education in effecting and sustaining social change.

About Equitas

Equitas is a non-governmental organization that works to advocate the need for human rights development. The organization is Canada`s oldest and leading human rights education organization and aims to advance democracy.

Furthermore through educational programmes in both Canada and different parts of the world over 1,500 training has helped people and communities to be empowered and has enlightened them on the importance of peaceful environments free of discrimination and social justice.

Equitas was established in Montreal in 1967 by a group of eminent Canadian scholars and social activists.

Requirements for East Africa Human Rights Program

The EAHRP is primarily designed for representatives of non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs, community–based organizations, youth or self–help groups) who have undertaken some human rights education training activities.

Organizations that nominate candidates must: 

  • have a demonstrated commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights 
  • have a track record for mobilization and effective action 
  • be involved in human rights education activities such as training sessions, workshops, public awareness campaigns, advocacy, monitoring 
  • be committed to providing opportunities for individuals to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program within the organization or community 
  • participants must be fluent in reading and writing in English

Candidates from qualifying organizations must: 

  • be active employees / volunteers / associates with their organization for at least one year  
  • be in a position to influence the human rights education work of their organization 
  • have knowledge of human rights principles and major regional or international instruments 
  • be committed to transferring knowledge and skills gained during the program to colleagues and others with whom they work 
  • be sensitive to issues which may arise when working in multicultural groups and be respectful of diversity 

How to Apply for the East Africa Human Rights Program

To apply for the ongoing East Africa Human Rights Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the East Africa Human Rights Program on or before October 17, 2020