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Yearly Archives: 2013

Launch of HRE 2020 coalition

HRE 2020: Global Coalition for Human Rights Education

Global coalition will monitor progress in implementation of human rights education For immediate release 19 December 2013 HREA, Amnesty International, Soka Gakkai International and nine other organisations today launched “Human Rights Education 2020”. HRE 2020 is a global coalition of

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Seminar on HRE for civil servants

HREA, in collaboration with VORMEN and DARE, will be organising a seminar on human rights education for civil servants. They are found at town halls and government offices the world over, bringing the lofty to the least, by enacting the laws

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HREA and Plan Academy conclude first year of partnership

HREA's Frank Elbers with Plan Academy Manager Don McPhee (right) at a recent meeting at Plan International headquarters

After many years of having provided training to Plan staff around the world, HREA and Plan International formalised their partnership this year. In January a three-year agreement between HREA and the newly established Plan Academy was signed. Under the agreement,

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Launch of toolbox to implement the UN Bangkok Rules on the human rights of women in prison

Illustration by John Bishop © Penal Reform International, 2013

A Toolbox to implement the UN Bangkok Rules on the human rights of women in prison will be launched at UN Headquarters on Wednesday, 16 October 2013. The Toolbox, which has been developed to support states in the implementation of

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HREA at the UN Human Rights Council

HREA and the NGO Working Group on HREL made a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this week regarding the focus of the third phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The theme, focus and target of

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HREA conducts survey for media professionals for development of e-course on international humanitarian law

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HREA is conducting a survey of media professionals for a new self-directed online course for journalists on the laws of armed conflict and war. The course will aim to raise the capacity of media professionals, from journalists reporting from conflict

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Reporting conflict

Frank Elbers

Journalists and other media professionals serve a critical role in society in pursuing truth, deconstructing complex situations and making information available and accessible to the public. Knowledge about the complex situations of internal and international armed conflict on which they

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New teacher toolkit for UNRWA schools published

UNRWA launches teacher toolkit for Human Rights

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) recently launched a new Teacher Toolkit on human rights, conflict resolution and tolerance in schools for Palestine refugee children. “The Toolkit builds on a fifteen-year

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HREA publishes new violence prevention resource

Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource

For immediate release 3 July 2013 Cambridge – HREA announces the release of Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource, a new manual created by HREA, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación Familia y

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HREA awarded grant from United States Institute of Peace

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Funding will facilitate international humanitarian law online course to media professionals in four main languages  For immediate release 10 June 2013 A $39,368 grant from the United States Institute of Peace will allow HREA to proceed with its proposal to

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