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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.19 January 2015 -- Two generations ago Dr. King challenged segregation and racial discrimination by leading marches and boycotts in the southern United States as a leader of the civil rights movement. He wrote that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". In 1964 Dr. King became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his work. Learn more >>

International Migrants Day

Migrant worker family in California, United States, 1936 (Source: Wikimedia Commons/Dorothea Lange)18 December 2014 -- International Migrants Day, designated in 2000 by the UN General Assembly, commemorates the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families on 18 December 1990. The Day recognises the contributions of millions of immigrants worldwide and promotes respect for the rights of migrant workers and their families. Learn more >>

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 201310 December 2014 -- On this day in 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration and recognises that "All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms". Learn more >>

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day1 December 2014 -- "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths" is the theme for World AIDS Day 2014 which has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have died of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Learn more>>

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability rights3 December 2014 -- The annual observance of the Day aims to increase awareness and understanding of disability issues and trends, and to mobilise support for practical action at all levels. This year's theme is 'Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology'. ICTs have indeed changed the way people live, work and play. However, not all people benefit from the advances of technology and the higher standards of living. Learn more >>

Universal Children's Day

Majuro children (image source: Steven Courchesne)20 November 2014 -- The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. In fact, only two countries in the world — Somalia and the United States — have not yet given the CRC legal force, although both have signed it. Nevertheless, 70% of the approximately 11 million child deaths every year are attributable to six potentially preventable causes. Learn more >>

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Women in RDC (image source: UNICEF)25 November 2014 -- Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one in three women in the world has suffered from violence. November 25th was declared an International Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, but its origins go back to 1960, when the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were violently assassinated for their political activism. Learn more >>

International Day of the Disappeared

Day of the Disappeared30 August 2014 -- This Day draws attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives. The Day was inspired by the work of various organisations in Latin America that challenged disappearances under the military dictatorships in the region in the 1970s and 1980s. Learn more >>

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Child survivors of the Holocaust filmed during the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army, January 1945 (Photo source: Wikipedia)27 January 2015 -- The United Nations has designated 27 January as an annual International Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 1945, Soviet Red Army troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Every member nation of the U.N. has an obligation to honor the memory of Holocaust victims and develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. Learn more >>

Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015. Learn more >>

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Upcoming courses and training workshops:

- 5th Annual Indigenous Peoples' Rights Course & Field Visit in Costa Rica (27 May-7 July and 3-9 August 2015)
- HREA Advocacy Institute 2015 (Cambridge, 4-7 August 2015)
- Human Rights Defenders Academy (Brussels, 20-23 October 2015)

- Child Safeguarding
- Education in Emergencies
- Gender Mainstreaming (Gender Equality-Advanced Course)
- Migration and Asylum (Foundation Course)
- Data Collection and Analysis for Project Monitoring and Evaluation
- Effective Leadership for Humanitarian Action and Social Change
- International Humanitarian Law (Foundation Course)
- Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights Work
- Human Rights Fact-finding and Reporting
- Monitoring & Evaluation in the NGO Sector
- Resilience, Humanitarian Action and Human Development
- Gender and Human Rights (Foundation Course)
- Corporate Social Responsibility

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