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Human Rights Training Opportunity

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Equitas is currently seeking applications from organizations around the world to nominate eligible candidates to attend the 33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). This three week training program to be held during June 3 – June 22, 2012 in Montreal, Canada is intended for human rights workers and educators from non-governmental organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, government bodies and educational institutions.

Goal and Objectives

The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning.

By the end of the IHRTP, participants should be able to:

  • use a framework based on internationally accepted human rights standards and principles to analyze the issues and situations encountered in the work of their organizations
  • identify ways in which human rights education can increase the effectiveness of their human rights work
  • indicate appropriate ways for putting their learning from the IHRTP into practice in the work of their organizations
  • explore networking opportunities essential for furthering the cause of human rights
  • determine strategies for promoting gender equality in their human rights education work
  • employ a basic evaluation process for assessing the results of their human rights education work

Bursaries to Attend the Training Program Equitas with support from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is also offering a limited number of bursaries to selected International and Canadian candidates. The bursary includes full tuition fees (including room and board) for the 3-week training program as well as travel expenses. Once eligibility has been determined, the Selection Committee will award the bursaries to the Candidates who best meet the requirements. Due to the limited number of bursaries available, there is no guarantee that the selected candidates will receive funding. Therefore it is strongly recommended that the Candidates immediately begin seeking funding from other sources.

Organization and Participant Profile

Organizations and Candidates are carefully selected in order to maximize the benefits from the IHRTP.

Organizations which nominate Candidates must:

  • have a demonstrated commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights
  • have an established record for effective action
  • be involved in human rights education activities such as training sessions, workshops, public awareness campaigns, advocacy, monitoring
  • be committed to providing opportunities for their candidate to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program within the organization. Candidates from qualifying organizations must:
  • be active employees / volunteers with their organization for at least two years
  • be in a position to influence the human rights education work of their organization
  • have knowledge of human rights principles and major international instruments
  •  be committed to transferring knowledge and skills gained during the Program to colleagues and to others with whom they work
  • be sensitive to the issues which arise when working in multicultural groups, and respectful of diversity

Last date for submission of applications is November 21, 2011

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