In the operation of EHA, the word “community” refers to its (target group or beneficiaries). In doing so, the following are the activities that fall under the Community Empowerment Project.
- Creating safe communal spaces (physical and virtual)
- Identifying common priorities, needs and goals
- Establishing and sustaining groups led by the beneficiaries themselves.
- Hold meetings, marches and rallies for rights of community, to the extent the legal context allows
- Working to decriminalize freedom of expression or gender identity and behavior
- Strengthening, engaging and expanding rights networks to promote the rights of the community at both local and global level
- Prioritizing and investing in community-led HIV prevention approaches
- Including the community in policy, programming and funding decisions
- Training legal advocates to document and challenge human-rights violations
- Raising wider community’s awareness of their rights
- Forge relationships with organizations led by other line partners and other community groups
- Incorporating participation of the community in formation of zonal/district/national level policies and programs
- Training health-care providers and social-service agencies in rights and needs of the community
- Involve the community in planning, implementation and delivery of health, legal and social services