Democracy,Governance & Human Rights

Good governance and the advancement of human rights go hand in hand. Good governance and human rights are mutually reinforcing. Human rights principles provide a set of values to guide the work of Governments and other political and social actors. They also provide a set of performance standards against which these actors can be held accountable.

Moreover, human rights principles inform the content of good governance efforts: they may inform the development of legislative frameworks, policies, programs, budgetary allocations and other measures. However, without good governance, human rights cannot be respected and protected in a sustainable manner. The implementation of human rights relies on a conducive and enabling environment. This includes appropriate legal frameworks and institutions as well as political, managerial and administrative processes responsible for responding to the rights and needs of the population.


Strengthening women and girls capacities to participate in democratic governance and accountability processes at local and National government where women and girls are able to exercise their voice and agency in public spheres.

FIRD seeks to strengthen participatory citizen engagement in decision making processes, improve access to information through civic education and improve transparency and accountability processes.

FIRD’s Interventions seek to protect children, women and vulnerable persons and young people, Improve access to justice, improve access to information (human rights and legal education) which contribute to a broader transitional justice process and Gender Equality.

Child protection is used to describe a set of services designed to protect children and young people who are underage and to encourage family stability. These typically include foster care, adoption services, services aimed at supporting at-risk families so they can remain intact, and investigation of alleged child abuse.

Most children who come to the attention of the child welfare system do so because of any of the following situations, which are often collectively termed child abuse:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Neglect including the failure to take adequate measures to safeguard a child from harm and/or gross negligence in providing for a child’s basic needs

FIRD’s Peace education programs are centered on raising awareness of human rights typically focusing at the level of policies that humanity ought to adopt in order to move closer to a peaceful grass root and global community. The aim is to engender a commitment among communities and stake holders to a vision of structural peace in which all individual members of the human race can exercise their personal freedoms and be legally protected from violence, oppression and indignity.