ARRDEC believes in an equitable, transparent, and responsive society where everyone is treated equally and human rights are respected and protected; a society where both government and citizens play their different roles towards achieving an equitable and responsive society. This is ARRDEC’s understanding of good governance. This belief drives ARRDEC’s advocacy efforts with the objective to give voice to the voiceless, promote peaceful co-existence, transparency, and responsiveness of government programs. ARRDEC uses a human rights-based approach for advocacy programs which are guided by the child rights principles stated in the Convention on Rights of the Child (CRC), women rights, and equality rights as contained in The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and human rights as contained in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations.
Through our governance programs, we advocate against rape, domestic and sexual violence, discrimination, stigmatization, and racism while promoting the peaceful, inclusive, and equitable socio-economic growth of communities.