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Yearly Archives: 2014

Third anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

Frank Elbers

Today marks the third anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. This landmark document recognises the right of every one of the planet’s seven billion people to have access to human rights

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Give the gift of human rights education: 30% discount on e-learning courses

Give the gift of human rights education

Season’s greetings! Best wishes for the holidays and for the new year from HREA. This holiday season, we invite you to give the gift of human rights education. Help a colleague, friend or fellow human rights defender strengthen her or

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Marking Human Rights Day with launch of Four Freedoms Program

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Today the world marks Human Rights Day. On 10 December 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration has become a contract between governments and their peoples that outlines the fundamental human rights and

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HREA Board member Diana Samarasan on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Diana Samarasan

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The annual observance of the Day aims to increase awareness and understanding of disability issues and trends, and to mobilize support for practical action at all levels. In this video, HREA Board

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Support human rights education this #GivingTuesday!

Premalatha: "I have been denied my rights. But these rights are my birthright."

Today is #GivingTuesday! On this day of celebrating generosity, I invite you to give children around the world an education in human rights. Children like Premalatha: “I have been denied my rights. But these rights are my birthright,” says Premalatha,

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HREA launches Community of Practice on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, HREA launches the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Community of Practice. This virtual community aims to connect alumni from HREA’s courses and training workshops on various topics around gender

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Early registration deadline for January-April 2015 courses on human rights, humanitarian action

Upcoming HREA Courses and Training Opportunities New e-learning courses on human rights, disaster relief and humanitarian action Spotlight: Open e-course ‘Sphere Handbook in Action’ 1 December is the early registration deadline for e-learning courses offered in January-April 2015. Register and

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Registration opens for HREA Advocacy Institute 2015

Every August, the annual HREA Advocacy Institute brings human rights defenders, humanitarian and development workers from around the world to Cambridge for four days of intensive workshops. HREA is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Advocacy Institute. Participants strengthen their

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HREA and Free University Berlin start new project on history and human rights education

Project team members (from left to right) Felisa Tibbitts, Else Engel, Martin Lücke, Lea Fenner and Frank Elbers during the first project meeting in Berlin, 30 September 2014

The Free University Berlin, “right now” and HREA started a new project on historical learning and human rights education, funded by the German foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future as part of its Teaching Human Rights funding programme. HREA staff members

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Early bird registration deadline for Human Rights Defenders Academy 2014 is approaching

Defend the Defenders

The early bird registration deadline for the Human Rights Defenders Academy 2014 (Brussels, 21-24 October 2014) is approaching! Human rights defenders interested in participating can benefit from the early registration discount by 15 September 2014. A limited number of (partial) scholarships is

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