Human Rights Africa

We have worked in sub-Saharan Africa since the early 1990s, with numerous regional, sub-regional and bilateral cooperation programmes. We currently work with a range of different partners to promote human rights and good governance.

Currently in the region, we operate bilateral cooperation programmes in Kenya and Zimbabwe, and have recently completed a major Regional Africa Programme. We are planning for further regional and bilateral cooperation.  We maintain a Regional Office in Nairobi to help ensure the effective operation of programmes, explore new partnership opportunities and contribute to the discussion on human rights in sub-Saharan Africa.

Regional Africa Programme


We work to strengthen the capacities of key institutions to promote human rights and good governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, and thereby enhance their role and that of others to advance peace and security through regional cooperation.

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Our programme in Kenya involves cooperation to strengthen human rights capacity within the Kenya Prisons Service, and support for the strengthening of human rights perspectives in the coordination between actors in the administration of justice.

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human rights zimbabwe

In 2016, we entered into an agreement with the Embassy of Sweden in Harare on a cooperation programme -- the Zimbabwe Human Rights Capacity Development Programme for the period 2016-2018. The programme is run primarily from the Lund office.

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