Last week, the Human Rights Defenders Network Sierra Leone successfully concluded a comprehensive three-day capacity-building training program for District Human Rights Defenders across three distinct districts within the nation. These beneficiary districts included Pujehun, Kenema, and Kailahun respectively.
The primary objective of this capacity-building initiative was to bolster the efficacy of District Human Rights Defenders within their respective localities. It aimed to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill their roles as representatives of the secretariats based in Freetown, thereby promoting human rights protection and advocacy at the grassroots level.
The training program encompassed a range of crucial topics, such as the fundamental responsibilities of Human Rights Defenders at the district level, the intricacies of the reporting mechanism tailored for District Human Rights Defenders, and the proficient utilization of Google Docs for report writing purposes.
Throughout each training session, the facilitator emphasized the significance of a diligent and dedicated approach by the participants. The trainer stressed that taking this training seriously was pivotal, as it would significantly enhance the quality of their work. By mastering the techniques and knowledge imparted during the training, participants would be better prepared to fully realize the potential of their roles as Human Rights Defenders.
The Human Rights Defenders Network Sierra Leone is a prominent organization dedicated to the advancement and protection of human rights within Sierra Leone. With a mission to create a just and equitable society, the network operates by empowering individuals and communities to champion human rights causes at both the local and national levels. Through training, advocacy, and collaboration, the network plays a pivotal role in strengthening human rights protection mechanisms across Sierra Leone.