The Eyes and Ears of the Human Rights Movement
We connect local rights violations to global and systemic failures, engaging with global actors and in international spaces to influence policy development and standards-setting that will better protect marginalised and minority groups at the grassroots. And we seek to bridge the gulf between local human rights actors and the global human rights movement that so often hampers meaningful and sustainable human rights change – the movement is only as strong as it is united.
No one can care more about a human rights situation than the people affected by it. Equidem’s team of field investigators and grassroots partners are the eyes and ears of the human rights movement, sharing real-time real-life data that informs intelligent strategies and effective action. Grassroots civil society is directly involved in the thinking behind and the work of exposing injustice, providing solutions, and building the movement. Together we are building the competence and confidence of grassroots civil society to know and claim their human rights which, in turn, expands Equidem’s reach and impact.