HEKS/EPER works towards a more humane and more equitable world, assisting people and communities to overcome economic, social or humanitarian disparities in order to gain autonomy and to live with dignity.
Advocacy is crucial if people are to claim their rights and those responsible (usually governments and other authorities) are to be held to account. Advocacy is thus an intrinsic part of the HEKS concept of a human rights-based approach (HRBA).
The »Guideline on Mainstreaming Community Managed Risk Reduction» serves as a framework on how to systematically mainstream community managed risk reduction and resilience building into HEKS-EPER’s main areas of work (i.e. development of rural communities, conflict transformation and humanitarian aid).
In its International Programme, HEKS/EPER defines ‘to contribute to equality and prosperity for rural communities’ as the overarching goal. This paper will guide HEKS/EPER’s staff and partners at headquarters and in the countries in mainstreaming gender equality in their practices.
This HEKS/EPER document provides guidance for analysing market systems, planning and facilitating market system change projects of HEKS/EPER. The document is based on different state of the art market system development and value chain approaches and manuals.
The report analyses the implications for development of the recent wave of closures of civic space in 12 countries around the world and concludes: shrinking civic space is highly likely to have negative effects on sustainable development.