This human rights assessment tool provides a straightforward approach to help someone understand the human rights context where they work. The tool is designed for anyone’s use, regardless of prior knowledge of human rights. This methodology includes helpful, introductory information about human rights principles and frameworks, while also outlining the concrete steps needed to assess the human rights, including defining the problem, actor mapping, scenario planning, and risk analysis. Taking these steps will help anyone seeking to conduct a human rights project or rights-based approach develop a sound, context-specific implementation strategy for their activity.
Freedom House produced this tool under the USAID-funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.