The Egyptian Association for Collective Rights
The Egyptian Association for Collective Rights, established in December 2009 and registered with the number 3534 in the Ministry of Social Solidarity, a base institution, and the scope of its activity in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Vision of the Society
The Society seeks to build an open society with values of justice, freedom, equity, equality, renunciation of violence, intolerance and hatred, a community based on democratic community management in managing its resources as an input to development sustainability and ensuring people’s right to live in dignity and freedom.
Message of the Society
The aim of the association is to defend the right of people, especially the poorest and most marginalized, to manage their resources and their right to access them without discrimination, and to defend their right to participate in all their forms as the gateway to the preservation and sustainability of collective resources,
– The organization’s goals
– Defending the rights of people, especially the poorest and most marginalized groups, to access the resources needed for livelihoods (land, water).
– Conservation of biodiversity as an entry point for the preservation of human life.
– Refusing to monopolize environmental resources, all forms and images of vital piracy.
– To preserve and develop germplasm (biological resources) and traditional knowledge so as to guarantee the rights of people to produce food and to live in dignity.
– Improving the housing environment and its components.
– Dissemination of development culture based on the rights approach.
– Development of human capacities, especially in the areas of health and education (as one of the pillars of collective rights).
– Development of alternatives and models based on the rights approach in the rural environment.
Fields of work of the Assembly
The work of the Association is concentrated in several fields:
– The field of human rights
– Scientific and cultural services
– Care for special categories
– Economic development and increase of household income
– Social assistance and child and maternal care
Mechanisms of the Assembly
– Legal Defense
– Organization of workshops and training courses
– Holding conferences
– Preparation of reports and research studies
– Issuing press releases
Programs of the Society
The work of the Association is concentrated in three basic programs
1. Land and Water Program
Within the framework of this program, land and water issues are addressed as an open area for the livelihoods of communities and local people (farmers, fishermen, villagers in relation to drinking water etc.) and the right of people to access land and water, whether for drinking or production. Food, and the associated social determinants associated with other set of rights such as housing, health, etc.
Thus, this program works to address all violations that prevent the right of people to access these resources as a collective right that must remain open to the livelihoods of people, as well as the right of people living on these resources to participate collectively in their democracy as one of the mechanisms of ensuring development sustainability.
2. The program on biological diversity and traditional knowledge
This program works on the issue of biological diversity as the fundamental pillar in the conservation of environmental degradation, ensuring its sustainability, accompanying the restoration of the destroyed biological heritage, the accompanying traditional biological knowledge that has also been wasted, The restoration of this heritage and vital history ensures the preservation of the people’s right to life and the preservation of the environmental system from waste. The need to deal with the violations of the destruction or theft of this vital heritage is also linked to many issues such as climate change, Invention … etc.
3. Environmental Citizenship Program
Building the capacity of social groups in relation to collective rights (eg women, peasants, fishers, rural people, etc.) is one of the fundamental pillars of conservation, sustainability and access to resources by building their capacity for their political and social participation Resources, as well as building civil associations and associations that help them manage their resources as a key entry point for creating a new environmental citizenship.
The program also includes the transfer of participatory learning and learning skills, local community management, access to information and monitoring skills,
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