The Floribert C. Bahizire Resource Center is named after the late Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, a prominent human rights defender from the Democratic Republic of Congo who paid the ultimate price for his human rights activism. Bahizire and his driver were murdered June 1st 2010 after being called to attend a meeting with the Inspector General of Police in Kinshasa.
The Floribert C. Bahizire Resource Center became fully functional on the 1st of June 2010 and has been utilized by human rights defenders from across the East and Horn sub-region.
The Floribert C. Bahizire Resource Center is stocked with a range of human rights literature while also offering computers and internet services. The resource center offers defenders a space in which they can carry on with their work and pursue their human rights activities. We have a number of computers that are used at HRD’s convenience. EHAHRDP also plans to use the space to carry out capacity building activities notably by offering online trainings to HRD’s.
We also offer printing and photocopying services for the HRD’s and there is an IT assistant who sits in the Resource Center to help them with any problems they have and guide them when needed.
The Floribert C. Bahizire Resource Center is open all HRD’s, who are welcome to utilize all the resources anytime during operating hours. Visitors may be shown to the Resource Centre by first asking at the reception desk of Human Rights House in Kampala.