CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING PROGRAM (IHRTP) Dear Friends, The Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) will be holding its 23rd International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, from June 9-28, 2002. This annual, intensive three-week program brings together over 100 participants from about 50 countries. GOAL OF THE PROGRAM The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake educational efforts aimed at building a universal culture of human rights. The IHRTP aims at enabling participant organizations to undertake more effective human rights education activities. To this end, the Program places a strong emphasis on transfer of learning and on follow-up activities. Participants will be asked to develop an individual plan for putting their learning into action as part of the training. CURRICULUM MODEL The curriculum model is based on principles of adult experiential learning, in which participants and facilitators commit themselves to engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning. Participants work for the most part in groups of about 15 with a facilitator whose role is to provide guidance in achieving the program objectives. In addition, internationally-recognized human rights experts are also invited to give presentations and participate in panel discussions throughout the three-week session. PROGRAM CONTENT The IHRTP is an intermediate-level program that focuses on human rights standards, current human rights issues and human rights education strategies. Through the exploration of human rights principles and instruments, critical reflection and inquiry and extensive sharing of experiences, participants will move towards the goal of strengthening their capacity to engage in human rights education. * Week One: Participants will get to know the members of their working group and engage in activities that lay the groundwork for developing a productive group dynamic based on mutual respect. They will become familiar with the overall course content and methodology and begin a process of reflection on their individual societies, the human rights work of their organizations and their own role within these organizations. * Week Two: Through case studies and discussions, participants will examine the main features of major international human rights instruments in order to explore their application in their current work. Regional workshops will provide participants from the same geographic region the opportunity to work together to examine key components of effective monitoring and advocacy and the importance of education for both. * Week Three: Participants will synthesize previous themes and examine emerging human rights issues. Emphasis will be placed on the development of human rights education skills aimed at increasing the capacity of the participants to respond to these challenges. Participant-led discussion groups will facilitate networking on human rights issues and allow participants to identify and analyze issues important to their work. ORGANIZATION AND PARTICIPANT PROFILES Organizations that nominate candidates must be non-profit, non-governmental organizations or community-based organizations; have a demonstrated commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights; be involved in human rights education activities, such as training sessions, workshops, public awareness campaigns, advocacy, monitoring, etc. Candidates from qualifying organizations must be active members of the qualifying organizations for at least 2 years; be in a position to influence the human rights education work of the organization; be aware of human rights principles and major international instruments; be proficient in either English or French. PROGRAM LOCATION AND DATES The IHRTP will be held from June 9-28, 2002, at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec. PARTICIPATON FEE The participation fee is CAN$4,000. This includes tuition, accommodations and meals, program materials, and emergency medical insurance. HOW TO APPLY Candidates must complete an Application Form, which can be obtained either by contacting Mr. Frédéric Hareau, the IHRTP Program Officer (IHRTP@chrf.ca) or by visiting the CHRF website (http://www.chrf.ca). Please note that the deadline for applications is January 15, 2002. We encourage all candidates to submit their Application Forms as soon as possible. Canadian Human Rights Foundation 1425 René-Lévesque West, Suite 407 Montréal, Québec Canada H3G 1T7 Tel: (514) 954-0382 Fax : (514) 954-0659 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Website : http://www.chrf.ca. ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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