A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF EACHRIGHTS
The East African Centre for Human Rights (also known as EACHRights) was established in May 2010 to undertake Human Rights work at a regional context. The organization is a non-partisan, Regional Non-Governmental Organization that seeks to initiate and undertake programmes that promote, protect, and enhance Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ECOSOC Rights) in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for vulnerable and marginalized groups. The organization employs the Rights Based Approach in its interventions.
The organization specializes on the Right to Education, Right to Health and Child Protection using the following strategic approaches:
- Research and Monitoring,
- Awareness Creation and Capacity Building,
- Policy Reform and Advocacy, and
- Access to Justice (Public Interest Litigation & the Pro-Bono Lawyers Scheme).
The key beneficiaries of our programmes are children. EACHRights is committed to the protection of children from all forms of violations.
EACHRights is a member of the Kenya Children Agenda Forum, a Kenyan civil society coalition that seeks to create an open platform for child focused organizations to engage in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. The Coalition was established as a result of the need for a coordinated voice in advocating for the inclusion of children’s concerns in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) discourse in Kenya with a clear linkage to the global arena.
EACHRights spearheaded the formation of The Eastern Africa Child Rights Network (EACRN), a Regional network of national child rights coalitions in Eastern Africa that coordinates efforts by civil society organizations in advocating for children’s rights. EACHRights is currently the Secretariat of the network and receives support from Save the Children and PLAN International.
The organization engages in Treaty Reporting to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) and the African Committee of Experts on the Right and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).
In addition; EACHRights has Observer Status at the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).