Sunday, 23 October 2011

Equitas invites Human Rights Workers and Educators to attend 33rd International Training Program in Canada

Equitas is currently seeking applications from organizations around the world to nominate eligible candidates to attend the 33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). This three week training program to be held during June 3 – June 22, 2012 in Montreal, Canada is intended for human rights workers and educators from non-governmental organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, government bodies and educational institutions.

Goal and Objectives
The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning.
By the end of the IHRTP, participants should be able to:
  • use a framework based on internationally accepted  human rights standards and principles to analyze  the issues and situations encountered in the work of  their organizations
  • identify ways in which human rights education can  increase the effectiveness of their human rights  work
  • indicate appropriate ways for putting their learning  from the IHRTP into practice in the work of their  organizations
  • explore networking opportunities essential for  furthering the cause of human rights
  • determine strategies for promoting gender equality  in their human rights education work
  • employ a basic evaluation process for assessing the  results of their  human rights education work
Bursaries to Attend the Training Program
Equitas with support from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is also offering a limited number of bursaries to selected International and Canadian candidates. The bursary includes full tuition fees (including room and board) for the 3-week training program as well as travel expenses. Once eligibility has been determined, the Selection Committee will award the bursaries to the Candidates who best meet the requirements. Due to the limited number of bursaries available, there is no guarantee that the selected candidates will receive funding. Therefore it is strongly recommended that the Candidates immediately begin seeking funding from other sources.

Organization and Participant Profile
Organizations and Candidates are carefully selected in order to maximize the benefits from the IHRTP.  Organizations which nominate Candidates must:
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights
  • have an established record for effective action
  • be involved in human rights education activities  such as training sessions, workshops, public  awareness campaigns, advocacy, monitoring
  • be committed to providing opportunities for their candidate to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program within the organization.
Candidates from qualifying organizations must:
  • be active employees / volunteers with their organization for at least two years
  • be in a position to influence the human rights  education work of their organization
  • have knowledge of human rights principles and  major international instruments
  • be committed to transferring knowledge and  skills gained during the Program to colleagues  and to others with whom they work
  • be sensitive to the issues which arise when working in multicultural groups, and respectful  of diversity
Last date for submission of applications is November 21, 2011
For more information, visit this link.

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