As civil society organization, AHRRAO is committed for a meaningful engagement of itself, other civil society organizations and Communities in the design and monitoring of Government policies and development plans, law development and implementation and as well as supporting of programs and interventions at the local and national level. AHRRAO is concentrating technically on interventions that is supporting human rights, gender equality, rule of law, access to justice and peace.
Objectives of AHRRAO Civil Society Coordination Mechanism is to engage with States departments, international organizations, policy makers and other stakeholders to ensure greater substantive engagement of civil society and in particular citizens participation. The mechanism is intended to grantee right to participation of all citizens in decision making at the local and national level.
AHRRAO coordination policy has three core components: 1) short-term initiatives and technical assistance for local and national level dialogues, 2) long-term capacity development of key players such as Civil Society Organizations, Local Shuras, Governmental organizations and other related parties through partnership with international organizations and donors, and 3) creation of a regional coordination and communications platforms for civil society to enhance CSOs’ participation and responsiveness through information sharing, coordination, engagement and providing technical assistance for communities and local CSOs.
Membership of the Civil Society Coordination Mechanism is open to all local CSOs, non-governmental and other organizations working on the human rights, gender equality, rule of law, access to justice and peace.
The following are AHRRAO’s coordination Mechanism Principles
The Civil Society Coordination Mechanism is committed procedurally and substantively to the principle of nothing about us without us.
The Mechanism is committed to fostering outcomes, which are equally relevant to all citizens, irrespective of ethnic belonging, religious, language, geographic location and etc. Special attention are being paid to marginalized communities, minorities, disabled and those who live in the most difficult circumstances or situations.
All citizens including women, children, IDPs, returnees and persons with disabilities have a right to decide issues concerning them.