Dear Members, Below is a compilation of requests for information sent to the Global Human Rights Education listserv during the past week. At the bottom of each request you will find an e-mail address, so that you can respond to the request directly. ----------------------- CONTENTS 1. Seeking information on undergraduate programmes in human rights, politics or law in the United Kingdom 2. Looking for experiences in HRE in higher education 3. Seeking information on challenges to democratisation in Africa 4. Request for partnership and start-up support for youth-based HRE projects +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. SEEKING INFORMATION ON UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN HUMAN RIGHTS, POLITICS OR LAW IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Dear Colleagues, Kindly send me information on schools that offers human rights, politics or law-related degrees or diploma education at the undergraduate level in London or any othe part of the United Kingdom. It may be college or university but with not much expensive tuition fees and possibly one that I can get scholarship. I will surely appreciate your good gesture if you can do this favour for me on the basis of fraternity and progressive brotherhood. Thank you sir and solidarity. Regards, Damilare Lawal National President National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and Executive Mobilization Secretary, Movement for the Development of Democracy in Africa (MODDAFRICA) +234-805-982-4176 +234-806-951-9402 E-mail: < > ---------- 2. LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCES IN HRE IN HIGHER EDUCATION Dear Colleagues, I am in charge of education in the High Commissioner officer for Human Rights in Angola. Could you kindly share with me your experiences on extra curricular and or curricular activities at university level. We supporting INIDE (institution in charge of education development and research) in the inclusion of human rights in the curricula for both primary and secondary education. I would like to start some work on right to education. Can you share with me your experiences on HRE at university level? Should anyone have experience am looking for, please do hesitate to contact me. Maria Antonia Borges da Cunha Human Rights Programme Officer United Nations Office for Human Rights Telephone: 244 222 440550 Fax.: 244 222449720 Mobile: 244 923254845 Luanda, Angola E-mail: < > ---------- 3. SEEKING INFORMATION ON CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRATISATION IN AFRICA Dear Colleagues, I am a Masters (LLM) student in human rights at the Universty of Pretoria. I have a presentation on the topic "The challenges of democratisation in Africa, with particular reference to any specific African country". Could you please be kind enough to propose to me inputs that can inform my paper. I will like to base my analysis on Cameroon though the experiences of other African countries will not be useless. The presentation is on the 7th of May 2007. Many thanks in advance. Polycarp NGUFOR FORKUM Masters Degree (LLM) Student 2007 'Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa' Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria E-mail: < > ---------- 4. REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP AND START-UP SUPPORT FOR YOUTH-BASED HRE PROJECTS Dear All, Youth Rights Forum is a new youth-based and largely youth-led human rights education initiative formed in August 2005 to facilitate active informed participation of youths (and other actors in HRE and Youth Development) towards realization of the objectives of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. As a project in its infancy, we have dedicated the period between March 2007 and July 2008 to undertake the second phase of implementation. Our core task during this period is to establish strategic partnership with like-minded organisations and individuals towards a common objective of enhancing participation of young people as key actors in the human rights discourse in their countries and globally. This RFI (request for Information) is meant to invite members of this listserv and like-minded entities working in the field of HRE and Youth Development to explore opportunities for partnership towards realization of the objectives of the WPHRE (especially the first phase) which aims at entrenching a culture of human rights globally among young people (if you like, within the primary and secondary school context). We articulate three core approaches towards realization of this current strategic partnership initiative: 1. Strategic partnership with established HRE and Youth Development organisations to share on experiences and lessons learnt in providing youth-based HRE and rights-based youth empowerment, to highlight challenges and existing gaps that need to be addressed in regard to providing youth-based HRE, and to come up with innovative approaches to enhance HRE relevant to changing world trends, culturally relevant in different communities, and that address the human rights needs, challenges, and priorities at grassroot, national, and international levels. Through this network we hope to create enabling environment for the idea and/or approach of Youth Rights Forum (which was established in Kenya) to be duplicated and domesticated in other countries thus creating a comprehensive coalition/network of youth-based HRE projects globally. 2. Partnership with individual and organisational HRE providers globally so as to acquire and share operational resources, research and print resources, and expert consultations to enable us achieve our programmes and institutional objectives - and in the long-run the objectives of the WPHRE (especially through facilitating a rights-based youth empowerment). Our goal in this is to acquire resources (in-kind and financial grants as well as online management services) needed to establish a Youth Rights Forum Secretariat and web-based forum, to establish an international network of Youth Rights Forum chapters in different countries, and to run an international focal point to support youth-based HRE initiatives globally. 3. Cooperation and Partnership with the UN bodies, IGOs, NGOs, educational institutions, HRE experts, human rights educators, and other actors towards facilitating and providing rights-based capacity building for the young people as a new generation of human rights leaders, and providing forums for youths to engage other actors in the human rights arena in their countries, regions, and within the UN systems. This will be mainly through sponsorship of training workshops and youth-based HRE forums, experts participation as facilitators and resource persons, providing financial resources and guidance to enhance more participation of young people in rights-based research and policy advocacy, and creating an enabling environment for active informed participation of youths in the human rights discourse (platforms) in their countries, regions, and internationally. This approach is based on the belief that we need to encourage young people to take interest in human rights so as to ensure sustainability of our current noble human rights initiatives. We look forward to working with you towards achieiving this enormous task of facilitating informed active partcipation of youths in the human rights discourse globally. We will greatly appreciate your comments, enquiries, and contributions towards this noble cause. Warm regards, Patrick Ngugi Karanja Youth Rights Forum International, Nairobi, Kenya. E-mail: < > ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **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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