Human Rights And Women

AEQUITAS advocates the equal participation of women in all sections of public and private life on a national, regional and international scale. Specifically, through desk-based research, grassroots activities and involvement in policy development, AEQUITAS aspires to work towards:

  • Eliminating  all forms of discrimination against women
  • Eliminating all forms of violence against women. AEQUITAS aims at promoting prevention of violence against women, ameliorating current protection offered to victims of such violence while ensuring efficient punishment of perpetrators
  • Eliminating trafficking and exploitation of women
  • Ensuring Equality in the workplace
  • Empowering women of all ages and backgrounds to participate actively in all sectors of society
  • Promoting active citizenship amongst women
  • Educating women about their human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Promoting Gender Mainstreaming

AEQUITAS recognizes the importance of awareness raising and sensitization of society vis-à-vis the above issues through relevant trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences.

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

     Kofi Annan