International Human Rights Instrument
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948, states, “the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”
IHO Global is committed to internationally recognised human rights principles. We are committed to aid and development activities that are consistent with protecting and respecting internationally recognised human rights including social, cultural, civil, economic, and environmental rights.
IHO Global is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting human rights with a particular emphasis on:
- The poor,
- Gender equality,
- The rights of minorities, the vulnerable and marginalised groups,
- The protection and well-being of children,
- Disadvantaged indigenous peoples of Australia.
Aligning our project activities with agreed human rights obligations enhances the legitimacy and effectiveness of our campaigns. In some contexts, human rights are still contested. Consequently, a human-rights based approach is complex and requires careful navigation.
The human rights-based approach does not just deal with outcomes but it also deals with how those outcomes are actually achieved. It takes into account that people are actors who are integrally involved in their own personal development, rather than being passive recipients of the services being provided. Involving them in the learning process and educating them is to empower them. Their participation in the development process is central. It not only ensures they have responsibility and ownership over the project, but it also sustains progress cultivates a sense of achievement.
IGO Global supports human rights advocacy at the local or international level.