Who We are


Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR) was established in late 2011, due to the necessity of a better and robust human rights advocacy, and the dire need to unify human rights defenders’ voices in the horn of africa region and beyond.

HANAHR is founded by award winning Human rights defenders (HRDs) e.g. lawyers, journalists and human rights activists in horn of africa region whose purpose is to better advocate and defend human rights.

We are a non-partisan, non-governmental and non-profit organisation.


Defending and advancing human rights for all in general and for HRDs in particular.

Fostering a community that cherishes human rights as part of their cultural principles and the rule of law, and working towards peace and stability in the region, in order to bring a positive change in the horn of africa (HOA) region and beyond.


Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR) is committed to document and expose human rights violations in the HOA region and beyond and to protect and advocate for HRDs.

To monitor and raise awareness on issues regarding human rights e.g. injustice inflicted on the general public and human rights defenders.

To spread human rights education.

To defend human rights of women & children and other vulnerable groups. Thereby, working with relevant stakeholders to promote, protect and monitor human rights for
all and restore the rule of law.


-Transparency & Integrity


-Responsibility & Accountability

-Practicing Human Rights Culture

-Neutrality and fairness

-Exercising professional & ethical code of   conduct

-Commitment to justice, dignity, equality and solicitude


We work with local and international & non-governmental organizations, civil
society organizations/institutions and all human rights stake holders.