A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normative based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights. Human Rights Based Approach to Programming (HRBA) champions to analyze;
underlying inequalities which lie at the heart of development programming in an effort to redress discriminatory practices and unjust distributions of power that impede development progress and enhance popular participation at all levels by all community categories”