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Yearly Archives: 2015

Register now for 6th International Human Rights Education Conference!

IHREC 2015

Register by October 15th to benefit from early bird discount! HREA and the University College Roosevelt (UCR) will co-organize the 6th International Human Rights Education Conference in Middelburg, the Netherlands on 17-19 December 2015. For instructions for the call for papers

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International Day of Older Persons – 1 October

Frank Elbers

Today, one in every ten persons is 60 years and older. By 2050, one out of every five will be an older person, and by 2150, one third of the people in the world are expected to be 60 years

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Human Rights Education Indicator Framework launched

Human Rights Education Indicator Framework

HRE 2020 proudly announces the release of its first publication entitled Human Rights Education Indicator Framework: Key indicators to monitor and assess the implementation of human rights education and training. This resource provides a framework of indicators for civil society

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HREA Advocacy Institute 2015 a success

Participants in HREA Advocacy Institute 2015

Participants representing 11 countries across four continents attended the third annual HREA Advocacy Institute in Cambridge. This year’s group included humanitarian and development workers, and advocates working on issues such as children’s rights, women’s human rights, and health and housing rights in marginalised communities

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“Boat People”: The Emerging Challenge in Forced Migration

Boat People: Emerging Challenge in Forced Migration

The plight of thousands of migrants attempting to cross international borders by sea has captured the world’s attention. This one-hour webinar with Saeed Ullah Khan examined the current crisis and discussed how the international community can respond. We looked into

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World Humanitarian Day

Frank Elbers

Today we’re celebrating the heroes who dedicate their lives to helping those in crises. World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day when, in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

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“Boat People”: The Emerging Challenge in Forced Migration

Boat People: Emerging Challenge in Forced Migration

The plight of thousands of migrants attempting to cross international borders by sea has captured the world’s attention. This one-hour webinar with Saeed Ullah Khan examined the current crisis and discussed how the international community can respond. We looked into

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NCSS endorses human rights education in the United States

Students in the library of the School for Human Rights in Brooklyn

HREA welcomes the new, official position statement by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) recognizing the importance of human rights education as a necessity for effective social and civic learning. The statement, published in the May/June 2015 edition of

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TED talk by HREA alum Lina Abirafeh: Women’s Safety In A Violent World

In humanitarian emergencies, like conflicts and natural disasters, violence against women increases. What does it take to ensure that women are safe? Lina Abirafeh, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Specialist and HREA alum, shares her big idea for taking on, and ending,

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HREA and Amnesty International to develop human rights reporting course for human rights defenders in Middle East and North Africa

Amnesty International

Guaranteeing personal security, effectively monitoring the human rights situation and better documenting and addressing human rights violations are essential for human rights activists in conflict regions. As part of a new initiative to support human rights defenders in conflict and

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