Akiba Uhaki's distinctive niche in the region derives from the following:
It is a grant-making organization that is pro-active and willing to mobilize resources for, and support initiatives that address the structural causes of social injustice.
It is willing to support processes, fora and work aimed at highlighting what is positive about Human Rights and demystifying or challenging the prevailing perceptions, cultures and mind-sets that entrench social injustice and Human Rights violations. It seeks to identify and support creative, valuable ways of addressing Social Justice and Human Rights problems, in urban and rural communities.
It serves as a collective think-tank for Human Rights and Social Justice in the region, and provides a platform to facilitate processes and actors in their endeavors to themselves, while encouraging them to discover opportunities for synergy.
It makes a clear connection between Social Justice and Human Rights and strongly takes up the role of advocacy for the creation of environments that are conducive for Justice and Human Rights to thrive.
It strengthens leadership and builds the capacity of actors, institutions and processes of Social Justice and Human Rights to enable them to engage effectively in the field.
It has a long-term view of social change and therefore undertakes long-term, reliable and sustained engagements in its support for Human Rights and Social Justice.