Date(s) - 11/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
National human rights institutions (NHRIs) have a key role to play in promoting human rights through human rights education (HRE) in the formal sector, in line with their Paris
Principles mandate. A UN resolution from September 2016 reconfirms and supplements state parties’ commitments to national implementation of international standards for human rights education five years after the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training from 2011. Thus, HRE is strongly anchored in international standards and norms, and the international human rights framework provides NHRIs with a broad range of responsibilities to monitor and promote the status of human rights in relation to education. This blended learning programme contributes to building the capacity of NHRIs to exercise their mandate and strengthen a structural approach to human rights education in the formal sector.
The course introduces participants to the field of human rights education in formal education.
The aim is to support participants from NHRIs to work structurally with HRE. The learning objectives include strengthening NHRI capacity to impact on domestic structures for HRE by:
- documenting the status of HRE through baseline studies in the formal sector
- addressing government and parliament on advancing HRE at the policy level
- cooperating with educational authorities to enhance HRE for relevant educational levels and professions in formal education.
The online training will be followed by a face-to-face course in Kigali, Rwanda, in October, 2017.