Legal status and background

Stichting Africa Human Rights Network Foundation (AHRN) is a non-profit organization registered as such with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in The Hague on (KvK) number 66265320, and on the Dutch Tax Authority (RSIN) number 856469919. AHRN was founded on 10 Match 2016 on the initiative of local Human Rights Defenders operating in the Great Lakes Region and members of African Diaspora living in The Netherlands. AHRN provides a platform to more than 75 civil society NGOs operating in the Great Lakes Region.

Our Mission

The mission of AHRN is to facilitate, through various activities, the promotion, protection and capacity building of Human Rights Defenders in the Great Lakes region, and thus strengthen the role of Civil Society in the region

Our Objectives

  • Facilitate capacity building through exchange of experiences and information, research and internship programs;
  • Support , lobby and advocacy for the protection of human rights defenders in danger;
  • Support and strengthen organisational and institutional capacities of the organizations of human rights defenders in the Great Lakes region;
  • Enable efficiency and effectiveness of human rights devotion;
  • Promote and protect the rights of women and children, the rights of people with disabilities, minority groups as well as the environment and climate sustainability

Our Vision

AHRN’s vision is to be the primary support and platform for local human rights defenders and their organizations in the Great Lakes Region and enable them to work together for a better community. By doing so, AHRN seeks a better Great Lakes Region without any human rights violations.