The objective of the human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development is to ensure that development work explicitly and systematically (1) takes into consideration the standards provided by economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights, and (2) applies and strengthens human rights principles, such as empowerment, participation, non-discrimination, equality, transparency, and accountability. The realization of human rights is at the heart of a HRBA to development. Through the application of a human rights-based perspective, structural and institutionalised causes of power imbalances, discrimination, exclusion and, thus, poverty are identified.
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The Child Rights International Network (CRIN) is a global research, policy and advocacy organisation. Their work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.Through their state of the art hotlines, this website, and comprehensive voter protection field programs across the country, they provide Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive voter information and advice on how they…
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press works to protect the right to gather and distribute news; to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records, meetings and courtrooms; and to preserve the principles of free speech and unfettered press, as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. They work in over 120 countries. They save children’s lives; they fight for their rights; they help them fulfill their potential.They work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Across all…
“Protecting Civic Space and the Right to Access Resources” is part of a global effort to protect and support civil society. It aims at enhancing the space for civil society by organizing a set of regional dialogues, led by the Special Rapporteur with the participation of local and regional civil society representatives from Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Northern Africa, and Latin America. Such regional dialogues will focus on key challenges that civil society organizations face in accessing resources, and will produce recommendations and strategies to be employed in order to overcome these challenges.