The European Union funded Technical Assistance project Civic Space organised the Rights Based Approach Mainstreaming Workshop with the attendance of 16 participants from 12 CSOs on the 20th of March 2023 in the Home for Cooperation conference room.
Civic Space is a project funded by the European Union with a total budget of 3,499,550 euros. Its objective is to contribute to building a stronger civil society in the Turkish Cypriot community that supports democratic changes and confidence-building measures.
The RBA mainstreaming encourages the right holders to become active citizens and advocate for their rights. The civic engagement with the duty-bearers for the development and better implementation of rights is one of the main areas RBA mainstreaming focuses on.
Civic Space aimed through this workshop to continue raising awareness on the Rights-Based Approach and enhance the capacities of CSOs to integrate the RBA into their perspective and practice. Therefore, Civic Space presented the recently published Rights-Based Approach Mainstreaming Guideline, which explains the RBA concept and suggests some practical steps and measures to guide the CSOs in their efforts to adopt the RBA.
The Rights-Based Approach Mainstreaming Guideline is one of five guidelines developed by Civic Space for CSOs on intersectional issues. The whole set is available in Civic Space’s digital library: Ecology, Gender, Youth, Accessibility, and Rights-Based Approach Mainstreaming Guidelines.