Why we should about National Human Rights Institutions

ARASA, the AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, commissioned a video on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI’s) explaining what they are and how they work. We chose to use the mechanism of hands to move through the video as this links strongly to Human Rights.

NHRI’s play an important role in supporting the realisation of Human Rights for all. They need to be supported and collaborated with especially when it comes to speaking out against violations that key populations, people living with HIV, people living with TB, women and girls face.

National Human Rights Institutions take many forms but all serve two main functions. Human Rights Promotion – creating a culture of tolerance and equality – and Human Rights Protection – identifying and investigating Human Rights abuses.