Welcome to CEPEHRG

The Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights, Ghana (CEPEHRG) formed on the premise of combating the impact of AIDS in Ghana as a contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (Goal 6) and also to help achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services. In addition, it is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in Ghana. CEPEHRG’s value is based on the provision of human rights awareness through the popular education methodology.

 

Since establishment, CEPEHRG has been committed to providing direct services to young people and most at risk populations. The organization is uniquely known for providing human rights education and HIV awareness through interactive theater, reaching about 6000 individuals across Ghana annually. To this end, CEPEHRG was recognized in 2008 by the prestigious Red Ribbon Award (RRA) delivered by UNDP and its partners every two years.

OUR FOCUS

Human Rights , Advocacy, HIV-AIDS, Gender Sensitization, Research, Training, Theatre Performances, Childrens Rights, Popular Education, Popular Theatre, Women’s Rights, Civil Activism, Counselling, Democracy and Good Governance, Minority Rights, Peer Education, Documentation, and Information Dissemination.

OUR METHODOLOGY

CEPEHRG uses the Popular Education methodology to reach out to the targeted individuals and communities. Popular Education means education by the people, with the people, and for the people.

Popular Education is an approach that critically examines and learns from the lessons of past struggles, and from concrete everyday situations in the present. It is a deeply democratic process, equipping communities to help themselves name and create the vision of the alternative they are struggling for.

Some of the methods used by CEPEHRG to reach targeted communities and schools are through the use of peer educators, interactive theatre, role-plays, rap songs, dance, sculpture, story-telling and poetry, etc.

Human Rights – to create human rights awareness among Ghanaian young people and marginalized populations in schools, villages and communities, as enshrined in the Constitution of Ghana.

VISION

CEPEHRG envisions a liberal society that provides friendly sexual and reproductive health rights services for all persons regardless of gender, sexuality, orientation, age, tribe, or religion.

MISSION

Our mission is to improve and expand the provision of Human Rights and HIV and AIDS services for sexual minorities through information sharing, education and empowerment.

AIMS and OBJECTIVES

Human Rights

To create human rights awareness among the general population and minority groups in Ghana, as enshrined in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

Democracy and Good Governance

To create awareness on people’s civic-political rights and responsibility, to promote the understanding of the rule of law, democracy, good governance and the legal protection of human rights.

Gender Sensitization

To eliminate sexism, to create social sensitivity and equality within society on gender roles

Partnership

To work with governmental agencies and civil society organizations to abolish harmful social and cultural traditional practices that infringe on the human rights of all people, such as children, women, and marginalized populations

HIV and AIDS

To create awareness on HIV and AIDS prevention among the general population and key populations.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

There exist a strong team of M&E personnel at CEPEHRG with expertise in project monitoring and evaluation for over 5 years. The team operates within CEPEHRG’s M&E plan to track the performance of indicators of the various projects under programmes, whiles providing guidelines for data collection, processing and analyzing at all levels