AEQUITAS is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, founded in 2011. AEQUITAS’ vision is to contribute to the creation of a society in which human rights are understood, protected and promoted with a view to strengthening the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, cultivating a sense of value for human dignity, ensuring gender equality in all spheres, achieving respect for cultural diversity, empowering people to become active citizens and, moreover, enhancing principles such as democracy and solidarity. AEQUITAS’ mission is to implement all its activities on the basis of human rights principles as enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights and other International and European Conventions on issues pertaining to human rights. AEQUITAS seeks to raise awareness and educate individuals and groups on issues pertaining to human rights, intercultural dialogue and citizenship.
To this end, it:
- Provides Human Rights Education, Citizenship Education and Intercultural Education for a wide range of target audiences;
- Empowers marginalized communities and individuals to know and uphold their rights;
- Carries out awareness-raising campaigns on a variety of human rights issues;
- Encourages human rights debate; and
- Carries out lobbying and adovcacy activities for human rights issues.
AEQUITAS is a member of:
The Anna Lindh Foundation
The European Network against Racism
AEQUITAS is the lead organisation for this project.
ASOCIACIÓN SOCIOEDUCATIVA LLERE (SPAIN)
LLERE is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1995. Its mission is to work towards the elimination of discrimination, intolerance, oppression and persecution of groups due to characteristics such as ethnicity, nationality, culture, religion, financial situation or sexual orientation. To this end it:
- Carries out actions aimed at the social development of the community;
- Designs and implements social projects;
- Develops and implements mediation actions with institutions, associations and other private and public entities that facilitate the establishment of cultural, social and educational services;
- Carries out research in relation to the educational and social development of the Spanish reality;
- Designs and implements social and educational programmes which seek to promote interculturalism, multiculturalism and transculturalism;
- Undertakes actions for the promotion and development of groups at risk of social exclusion; and
- Provides social and educational services by conducting educational, cultural and social actions within the public and private spheres.
Llere has long experience in implementing transnational actions in the EU framework and worldwide (Africa, South America, etc.)
– Affiliations and networks:
The organisation is actively involved in several networks as:
National Coordinator of the National Platform ENAR (European Network against Racism)
Associate to the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
Member of Enseñantes con Gitanos
Member of The Anna Lindh Foundation
INPLANET is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation working on education and culture through local, national and international youth activities. It was founded in 2005 with the aim of providing young people with the opportunity to experience Europe and embrace European values through volunteering and mobility projects. It works predominantly on identifying and supporting young people who, due to social circumstances, may not have the opportunity to experience Europe. INPLANET has experience in setting up over 40 transnational mobility projects and works as a hosting partner and participant for EU programmes working on a variety of themes in relation to the promotion of human rights, social inclusion and social cohesion.
THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT (CAMEROON)
The Community Center for Integrated Development (CCID) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, whose vision is to advance the rights of communities, groups and individuals to become actors for change, to empower women and girls and promote health, education and human rights for all people in Cameroon. It recognises that, to achieve its vision, the active involvement of communities is a necessity. To this end, CCID works with communities, cognizant of the fact that the majority of indigenous people in Cameroonian communities live below the poverty line. It, therefore, works on a grassroots level with communities to find ways to bring diverse groups together and leverage their abilities, interests, and resources in order to engender shared value and benefits. In conducting its activities, CCID ensures local ownership of initiatives by working with communities to drive programme design and implementation.
CCID envisions an Africa where:
- All women and girls can exercise their rights and make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancies, child bearing and marriage, free from coercion, violence and discrimination;
- Communities work together with numerous stakeholders to push community driven development where they are aware of their rights and work to empower each other while pushing for development;
- Young people have access to educational opportunities as well as access to youth friendly reproductive right services;
- Young people have access to information and resources to assume leadership with a focus on social planning and policy change aimed at social action and system change.