Advocating to advance human rights is very natural for human rights defenders. Advocating jointly sends a message of increased strength and underpins the credibility of each individual human rights defender. Through advocacy, human rights defenders also gain access to national and international decision-makers.
The Core Areas are : Participation, Accountability, Non Discrimination, Empowerment and Legality.
Participation:- Everyone has the right to participate in decisions which affect their human rights. Participation must be active, free, meaningful and give attention to issues of accessibility, including access to information in a form and a language which can be understood.
Accountability:- Its requires effective monitoring of human rights standards as well as effective remedies for human rights breaches. For accountability to be effective there must be appropriate laws, policies, institutions, administrative procedures and mechanisms of redress in order to secure human rights.
Non-discrimination and equality A human rights based approach means that all forms of discrimination in the realisation of rights must be prohibited, prevented and eliminated. It also requires the prioritisation of those in the most marginalised situations who face the biggest barriers to realising their rights.
Empowerment of rights holders A human rights based approach means that individuals and communities should know their rights. It also means that they should be fully supported to participate in the development of policy and practices which affect their lives and to claim rights where necessary.