Through its training and capacity development programme, the Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU) contributes to the promotion and protection of the rights of Human Rights Defenders(HRDs) and the general public. HRCU strives to empower HRDs with skills and knowledge on different aspects of human rights promotion and protection which include; personal and digital security training, Human Rights Based Approach to implementing laws, fundraising and resources mobilization, international, regional and national protection mechanisms/ human rights instruments, research, monitoring and documentation among others through capacity building training workshops and community sensitization forums. The trainings are organized in partnership with focal point persons in different districts who identify capacity needs and also mobilize participants that need capacity building. The selected beneficiaries are mostly from human rights organizations, JLOS, members of the District and Sub County NGO Monitoring Committees, religious institutions and cultural institutions. The capacity building programs have greatly improved the standards and understanding of human rights and the legal framework and mechanism at the national, regional and international levels. These trainings also provide HRDs with an opportunity to share best experiences, challenges and identify home grown solutions thus improving coordination and strong networks among themselves.