Centre for Economic Social Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA)

The Centre for Economic Social Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA) was founded in 2010 with the intent to harmonize international and regional human rights law with national reforms and strategies. The organization contributes to the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights in Africa through research, advocacy, and grassroots empowerment programs, as well as monitoring states’ compliance with the implementation of economic, social, and cultural rights. By bringing together energies and experiences from all corners of sub-Sahara Africa, CESCRA sets out to protect the economic, social, and cultural rights of the marginalized in the African continent with a focus on promoting gender equality. 

CESCRA’s Women's Land, Inheritance and Property Rights Project is designed to respond to women’s land rights challenges as a result of the discovery of oil and gas in Uganda and their Safer City Campaign looks at the role of low income women in the informal sector and the problems caused by their lack of recognition and ownership of urban spaces. CESCRA has also been a part of the regional network lobbying for the adoption of the General Comment on Article 7 of the Maputo Protocol of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights in Africa and has spearheaded the mobilization to report in a joint submission on Uganda’s status on ICESCR.