HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Human Rights Education Program is a community based human rights program designed to develop an understanding of everyone’s common responsibility to make human rights a reality in each community.
Human rights can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand by people for their protection. Human rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others.
The aim of the program is to build an understanding and appreciation for human rights through learning about rights and learning through rights. We aimed at building a universal culture of human rights. Thus, we aimed:
- To build an understanding and appreciation for human rights through learning about rights and learning through rights.
- To build capacities and sharing good practice in the area of human rights education and training
- To develop human rights education and training materials and resources
The goal of the project is to increase human rights literacy of Oromo community that aims:
- To better understand human rights
- To increase the capacity of human rights worker
- To analyse situations in human rights terms
- To provide human rights education and information
- To develop solidarity
- To strategize and implement appropriate responses to injustice.
The ultimate goal of education for human rights is empowerment, giving people the knowledge and skills to take control of their own lives and the decisions that affect them.
Human rights education constitutes an essential contribution to the long-term prevention of human rights abuses and represents an important investment in the endeavour to achieve a just society in which all human rights of all persons are valued and respected.
Advocacy for Oromia will organise information session, performance, radio programs, culturally adopted conversations on Oromo Coffee Drinking ceremony, providing training for Human Rights guides and forum and producing educational materials on the selected groups and geographical area.