Economic social cultural rights are varied and broad; CESCRA focuses on areas of housing, water and sanitation, food security, work and reproductive health. To achieve results in these areas, CESCRA works within four pillars:
- Partnerships for grass root engagement at community levels. CESCRA identifies existing local grass root organisations and builds up mutual collaboration an empowerment to ensure involvement of communities.
- Direct national and partnership engagement with national partners, government institutions and development institutions to engage government on policy issues and create a movement of civil society organisation demanding for and influencing reforms.
- Regional engagement through the use of regional human rights mechanisms and mandates to bring implementation of economic social cultural rights issues on the continent into the agenda of the of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and other related regional forums.
- International collaboration, partnerships, solidarity and influencing processes. CESCRA maintains strong commitment to engage in international processes so as bring international human right slaw to be understood and increasingly applied into the national contexts and economic social cultural rights situation in countries improved.
Values and Commitments
- Equality of all persons including gender equality and social inclusion
- Transparency and accountability in all levels of engagements
- Participation of all levels of society
- Engagement through mutual dialogue
- Respect for all voices of society and actors
- Models of excellence in all CESCRA undertakings