Human rights are a central issue for the Church and belong at the heart of a Catholic relief agency like missio. "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," states the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In many countries, however, these rights are trampled upon. We pay special attention to the disenfranchised, the poor and the weak of this world. In order to enforce and uphold human rights for all, missio is committed to the equal treatment of all people, women and men, and to equal access to education and training.
In order to inform about the situation of human rights in our partner countries, we publish country studies, thematic studies as well as the results of expert conferences in the series "Human Rights". The aim of the "Fachstelle Menschenrechte" is to promote knowledge about the human rights situation in the countries of Africa, Asia and Oceania.