1. Legal Empowerment Clinics:
LIRAD establishes legal empowerment clinics in underserved areas to provide free legal advice, assistance, and representation to marginalised populations, with a focus on sexual minorities, women, children, people living with HIV, and people living with disabilities.
2. Policy Advocacy and Reform:
LIRAD engages in targeted policy advocacy campaigns to influence legislative and policy changes that uphold the rights of key populations. This includes advocating for inclusive anti-discrimination laws, gender-responsive policies, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS policies.
3. Training and Capacity Building:
Our organisation develops training programs and workshops for legal professionals, human rights defenders, and community-based organisations. These programs enhance their knowledge and skills in areas such as human rights law, public interest lawyering, advocacy strategies, and organisational management.
4. Community Outreach and Education:
We conduct community outreach programs to raise awareness about human rights, promote inclusivity, and combat discrimination. These initiatives include public lectures, workshops, and awareness campaigns targeting schools, community centres, and other local institutions.
5. Research and Data Collection:
We undertake research studies to generate evidence on the specific challenges faced by key populations and the barriers to accessing justice and enjoying their human rights. We use this data to inform policy advocacy efforts and develop targeted interventions.
6. Strategic Litigation:
LIRAD engages in strategic litigation to challenge discriminatory laws, policies, and practices that impact key populations. This includes supporting landmark cases that have the potential to set legal precedents and bring about systemic change.
7. International Collaboration and Partnerships:
We strive to establish partnerships and collaborations with international organisations, NGOs, and human rights bodies to leverage resources, expertise, and advocacy efforts. This involve joint projects, knowledge sharing, and participation in global advocacy campaigns.
8. Media and Communications Campaigns:
We develop media and communications campaigns to promote positive narratives, challenge stereotypes, and raise public awareness about the rights and experiences of key populations. We utilize various media platforms, including social media, to reach a wide audience.
9. Monitoring and Evaluation:
LIRAD implements a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the impact of programs and interventions. Collect data on key indicators, conduct regular evaluations, and use the findings to continuously improve and adapt strategies.
10. Capacity Building for Government Institutions:
We offer capacity building programs for government officials, law enforcement agencies, and judiciary personnel on human rights, gender equality, and disability rights. LIRAD also fosters dialogue and cooperation to enhance understanding and implementation of international human rights standards.