Human Rights Development
The Human Rights Sector provides opportunities to work on Human Rights Advocacy as well as Monitoring and Empowerment of vulnerable persons /communities to demand and exercise their rights and obligations.
Uganda is highly patriarchal with customs and traditions that often violate human rights. The political and economic environment undermines rights even further. Some of the human rights issues in Uganda are: respect for the integrity of the person, respect for civil liberties, corruption and lack of transparency in government, discrimination, societal abuses, human trafficking, child labor, HIV and AIDs social stigma, indigenous minorities, persons with disabilities, early and forced marriage, gender-based violence…the list is long. This sector provides participants with the opportunity to work alongside Human Rights professionals and specialists to support people who need rights empowerment by utilizing affordable community-based interventions.
Reason to participate in Human Rights projects
By participating in Human Rights projects, you will increase the local communities' ability to advocate for human rights. You will support marginalized communities by creating awareness, increasing knowledge and cultivating a community for learning in specified areas. You will gain hands-on experience working with local Ugandan communities already fighting for these same rights and learn what it takes to create grassroots sustainable change.
Volunteer & Internship opportunities in Human Rights
Interning or Volunteering in the Human Rights sector allows you to witness firsthand the divisions between people and offer solutions to bring about greater equality in a complex social hierarchy.
Community based projects in Human Rights
Sexual and Reproductive Health for Persons with Disabilities
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Your community transformation experience starts here. Whether you are interested in reproductive rights, disability rights, climate rights, women’s rights or any of the myriad challenges facing Ugandans today, we have professionals and communities that are seeking to benefit from your knowledge, skills, and experience in the human rights development field. To apply click the link below