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Established in 2007, Equalinrights aims to advance understanding and use of human-rights based strategies in the global struggle against poverty, marginalization and exclusion. We work with development and human rights practitioners worldwide to exchange, create and promote strategies, methodologies and tools attuned to specific contexts.
To support these efforts, Equalinrights offers face-to-face and interactive online platforms for practitioners to connect and share with others their skills, knowledge and experience about bottom-up human rights-based development (HRBD). We promote learning by doing, learning from doing and learning to do and this approach characterises our two main programmes:
The objective of this programme is to document the learning that arises from the projects in Programme 1 and make it available to wider audiences. Equalinrights is developing resources related to human rights-based development, such as training modules and briefing papers. We also make published resources from other sources available online. We support putting human rights-based development practitioners in touch with each other through e-discussions, Dgroups, and our Wiki.
Equalinrights works on projects that provide the space for experimenting with or developing rights-based development methods and tools. Currently, there are two projects: