About HRH Uganda
The idea of establishing a Human Rights House in Uganda was conceived in 2002-2003. Its aim is to improve the delivery of services such as legal aid, awareness creation, networking and the implementation of other rights activities in Uganda.
Human Rights Network (HURINET)-Uganda is the coordinator of the initiative to establish a Human Rights House in Uganda. HURINET-U was established in 1993 by a group of eight human rights organizations and was formally registered as an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization in 1994.
The identity of HURINET-U lies with its diverse membership, which now has grown to include 32 NGOs. Membership is drawn from organizations that are committed to a wide range of human rights issues which are complementary in terms of areas of focus including; civil and political rights, economic social and political rights, child rights, gender and women’s issues, peace building and conflict resolution, prisoners’ rights, refugee rights and labour rights. Members range from purely Ugandan NGOs to international organizations.
A society free from human rights abuse
To foster the promotion, protection and respect of human rights in Uganda through linking and strengthening the capacity of member organizations at national, regional and international levels.
HURINET-U’s work is guided by the following objectives:
- To promote and protect human rights as provided for in the regional and international instruments that Uganda is party to and as provided in the constitution of Uganda
- To encourage close collaboration and networking among human rights organizations in Uganda
- To encourage optimum sharing of information and resources both human and material among human rights organizations in Uganda
- To continually assess a collective impact in the Ugandan society occasioned by several programs of human rights organizations in Uganda
- To build the professional capacity of human rights organizations though training, research and technical skills acquisition
- To adopt strategies necessary for an effective and coordinated human rights advocacy in the country
- To develop policy guidelines for the effective, proper, transparent and accountable conduct of human rights organizations in Uganda
- To provide a frame work for regional collaboration and exchange- for the sharing of experiences and strategies and the analysis of specific needed advocacy skills thus making human rights organizations more effective in the on-going human rights education and information.
Uganda - Kampala
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