Human rights, democracy and the rule of law is at the core of LENTE’s work. We believe that the rule of law and the respect for human rights and freedoms are fundamental to our democracy. Through our human rights education, we aim to empower individuals and groups to know, claim and defend their rights. LENTE provides human rights education directly with communities and peoples organizations as well as in partnership with groups that serve or represent sectors.
While human rights has always underlined LENTE’s work on elections and electoral reform, LENTE ventured into human rights promotion in 2016 with the project Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan. Together with the Commission on Human Rights and other groups like PAHRA, LENTE monitored the 2016 elections from a human rights perspective. The initiative effectively expanded LENTE’s work beyond elections into human rights.
LENTE is raising awareness and understanding about transitional justice as an approach in dealing with human rights violations. Transitional justice entails gathering timely and accurate information including on the various forms of harm (social, economic, psychological etc.) suffered as a result of the human rights violation. Transitional justice aims for justice, truth-telling, reform, reconciliation, and reparation.