The Active Learning Centre: Working for Democracy and Rights

Active Learning Centre working for democracy and rights


The Active Learning Centre (ALC) was established in 1993 to build democratic participation and implement human rights through research and education with civil organisations, their members and elected representatives.

Our activities this year have included work with women representatives to research their impact on social and welfare policy, community workshops to strengthen relationships between communities and their MPs and support for women’s role in parliaments.

We have also partnered a number of organisations in Africa to develop campaigns and train volunteers to offer rights advice in poor communities and published our evaluation of this work.

In addition we have continued our partnership with local government in Iran to strengthen public participation in the renovation and development of inner city areas.