Project: Rural Media Development for Promoting Democracy and Human Rights
Evaluation Date: November 2017
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The training gave a wide understanding of all dimensions of human rights, both civil-political and socio-economic rights. This led to a rich and interesting diversity in articles produced by journalists. While this was interesting some participants had a tendency to equate all human interest stories and criminal acts to human rights stories (for instance, the abduction of a new born baby from a hospital ward by a disturbed individual or a case of a child murdered by a private individual) but without making clear links to the accountability and responsibility of duty bearers.

Theme: Media
Project: Promoting democratic and human rights values among Rwandan youth
Evaluation Date: February 2014
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project empowered a number of Rwandan young people who became aware of past abuse and were able to seek assistance. This was significant in the Rwandan context where silence about past abuses is widespread. As a result, the project’s ability to encourage young people to “break the silence” was a notable achievement. However, subsequently it is important that the organization be prepared to direct young people to a range of NGOs that can provide tailored support, including legal and socio-psychological.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Enhancing the Functional Protection of Human Rights in Ethiopia
Evaluation Date: May 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The training in Ethiopia covered issues such as identification of human rights violations and of applicable legislation and international standards. The training sessions fully met participants’ expectations and requirements of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. Trainers took a very practical approach and followed up with a hands-on coaching session on the preparation of the first National Status Report on the implementation of international standards ratified by Ethiopia. The report drafting task was directly within the scope of work of training participants.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Human rights and democracy campaign
Evaluation Date: October 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project was part of a well thought-out strategy on governance. The grantee used the project to transition from support to the development of national languages, to an approach based on democratization and the exercise of fundamental rights in development. The project effectively gave shape to this transition – a testimony to the excellent strategic thinking in the organization.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Human Rights Education for the Police
Evaluation Date: May 2012
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The workshops and study tours were very effective at awareness raising among the police educators and for one participant were “an eye opener which took the staff of the faculties out of their academic isolation”. Participants left the training owning the idea that dedicated human rights courses for the police must be held in Kazakhstan.

UNDEF/Kazakstan
Theme: Rule of law