Our work examines the right to health and a healthy environment, the right to be free from discrimination and arbitrary detention, and the right to information, free speech, expression and assembly as critical means of achieving health.
AFHR works towards enabling every individual to have equitable quality and inclusive education through ensuring accessible and stay in school till they complete the relevant proficiency and literacy hence attaining the SDG’s.
Global standards and constitutions contain broader normative and policy frameworks strongly supportive of Gender Equality (GE) and, within recent policy documents, addressing gender-based violence (GBV). Quite a number of states are party to nearly all international human rights conventions as well as relevant regional protocols. GBV is the result of long-standing, deeply entrenched discriminatory norms that treat gender inequality with permissibility and further embed these inequalities within societal structures and institutions. Profound structural and sociocultural inequalities that systematically restrict individuals’ ability to realize the full spectrum of their rights reinforce vulnerability and can result in violent acts to uphold gendered power dynamics. Despite great strides made by the international Gender rights movement over many years, women, men, boys and girls around the world are still abused. A new approach that AFHR believes will help understand the contemporary dynamics and incorporate them to find a suitable solution for SDG 17 while putting men and boys at the frontline of engagements to lead.
AFHR advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience, to vision a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance
Every country in the world is now party to at least one human rights treaty that addresses health-related rights. Yet, harmful laws, policies and practices routinely interfere with access to health care and increase vulnerability to ill health, particularly for poor, marginalized or criminalized populations. Our work examines the right to health and a healthy environment, the right to be free from discrimination and arbitrary detention, and the right to information, free speech, expression and assembly as critical means of achieving health. We work on infectious diseases, pollution and environmental health, sexual and reproductive health, and non-communicable disease, including access to palliative care for patients suffering with terminal illness
Millions of children have no access to education; work long hours under hazardous conditions and some suffer targeted attacks on their schools and teachers or languish in institutions or detention centers, where they endure inhumane conditions and assaults on their dignity. Young and immature, they are often easily exploited. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care. We are working to help protect children around the world, so they can grow into adults
Worldwide one billion individuals have a disability. Many people with disabilities experience a range of barriers to education, health care and other basic services, they are subjected to violence and discrimination. People with disabilities are also often deprived of their right to live independently, as many are locked up in institutions, shackled, or cycled through the criminal justice system. Many of these human rights abuses are a result of entrenched stigma and a lack of community-based services essential to ensuring their rights, including under the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our goal is to help change that, working closely together with disabled persons’ organizations and other partners.
As the world urbanizes and industrializes, and as effects of climate change intensify, environmental crises will increasingly devastate the lives, health, and livelihoods of people around the globe. A lack of legal regulation and enforcement of industrial and artisanal mining, large-scale dams, deforestation, domestic water and sanitation systems, and heavily polluting industries can lead to host of human rights violations. Activists and ordinary citizens defending their rights to land and the environment may face intimidation, legal harassment and deadly violence. The primary victims of environmental harm are often impoverished and marginalized communities with limited opportunity to meaningfully participate in decision-making and public debate on environmental issues, and have little access to independent courts to achieve accountability and redress