Human Rights Based Approach is our modus operandi.
A human rights based approach is a conceptual framework for the process
of human development that is normatively based on international human
rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting
human rights. It seeks to analyze inequalities which lie at the heart of
human development problems and redress discriminatory practices and
unjust distributions of power that impede progress.
Under a human rights-based approach, the plans, policies, and processes
of development are anchored in a system of rights and corresponding
obligations established by international law. This helps to promote the
sustainability of development work, empowering people themselves –
especially the most marginalized – to participate in policy formulation
and hold accountable those who have a duty to act.
There are two main rationales for a human rights based approach:
A) The intrinsic rationale, acknowledging that a human rights-based
approach is the right thing to do, morally or legally;
B) The instrumental rationale, recognizing that a human rights-based
approach leads to better and more sustainable human development
outcomes. In practice, the reason for pursuing a human rights based
approach is usually a blend of these two.