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ERC-L Human Rights Education Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue # 2 (February 2007)

2007-03-03 22:35:47

* ERC-L Volume 7, Issue # 2 (February 2007) *
* A monthly newsletter with updates from the *
* Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education *
* Published by HREA *
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ERC-L is a monthly e-mail newsletter about new resources for human rights education and training on the web site of HREA. HREA's Resource Centre consists of: a Library; a Forums section with various discussion lists related to human rights and human rights education; a Human Rights Links section; and a Databases section. If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at: <>.


International Women's Day (8 March 2007)

International Women's Day, 8 March, was marked for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911. As part of the peace movement brewing on the eve of World War I, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with their sisters.

In December 1977 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace. International Women's Day is celebrated to recognise that peace and social progress require the active participation and equality of women, and to acknowledge the contribution of women to international peace and security. It is an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This year's theme is "Ending Impunity for Violence against Women." Find our more:

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New documents added:

* Addressing the Problem: Training Materials on Trafficking in Women (Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 2003). Language(s): English. Keywords: guidelines, training of trainers, trafficking in persons, Central and Eastern Europe. URL:

* Child-Headed Households & Human Rights: A capacity-building guide by Charlotte Hulley, Mosley Lebeloane, Muzi Tshabalala and Dorothy Khosa (Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, 2006). Language(s): English. Keywords: guide, NGO staff, social workers, children's rights, HIV/AIDS, persons living with HIV/AIDS, rights of the child, South Africa. URL:

* Empowering Young Women to Lead Change: a training manual (Geneva: World YWCA and UNFPA, 2006). Language(s): English, French, Spanish. Keywords: training manual, trainers, youth, informal education, non-formal education, domestic violence, equality before the law, female genital mutilation/female genital cutting, HIV/AIDS, non-discrimination, reproductive health, sexual violence, violence against women, women's human rights. URL:

* Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook (Bangkok: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, 2001). Language(s): English, Russian, Spanish. Keywords: handbook, child labour, children's rights, domestic violence, migrant workers, trafficking in persons, violence against women, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, United Nations Convention Against Transnational Crime. URL:

* Passport to Equality (Paris: UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNIFEM, Paris, 2006). Language(s): English, French, Spanish. Keywords: reference, equality before the law, gender, non-discrimination, violence against women, women's human rights, Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). URL:

* Police Response to Crimes of Sexual Assault: A Training Curriculum by Sharon M. Hunter, Bonnie R. Bentley Cewe and Jamie L. Mills (Minneapolis: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, 2006). Language(s): English. Keywords: curriculum, law enforcement officials, domestic violence, sexual violence, violence against women, USA. URL:

* Rights-based Education in Cambodia. Final Report of the National Consultative Meeting on Rights-based Education in Cambodia by Farice Quinio (Phnom Penh: UNESCO, 2005). Language(s): English. Keywords: good practices, report, NGO staff, policy makers, school administrators, formal education, human rights education, right to education, Cambodia. URL:

* The Annotated Guide to the Complete UN Trafficking Protocol by Ann Jordan (Washington D.C.: Global Rights (formerly International Human Rights Law Group), 2002). Language(s): English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Thai. Keywords: reference, human rights monitors, judges, law enforcement officials, lawyers, NGO staff, forced labour, gender, inhuman or degrading treatment, trafficking in persons, violence against women, women's human rights. URL:

* Training of Trainers: Gender-Based Violence Focusing on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (UNICEF, n.p., n.d.). Language(s): English. Keywords: manual, trainers, training of trainers, domestic violence, female genital mutilation/female genital cutting, sexual violence, trafficking in persons, violence against women, women's human rights. URL:

* Women's Human Rights: A Manual for Education & Action on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Women’s Rights Network, Wellesley, MA, 2003). Language(s): English. Keywords: manual, domestic violence, violence against women, women's human rights, Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women, USA. URL:


New courses added:

* 9th Summer Session Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Date: 5-17 August 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: Main focus of this summer course is international criminal law and international justice, substantive international criminal law and the organisation of international judicial bodies, in particular, the ad hoc Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda as well as the International Criminal Court.
Location: Salzburg (Austria)
Deadline of application: 30 April 2007
Organisation: Institute for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology/Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg

* Corruption, Human Rights, and Access to Information
Date: 23-27 April 2007
Level: professional
Focus: This course provides participants with an introduction to the phenomenon of corruption, definitions, consequences, and linkage to human rights, with a special focus on developing countries.
Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Deadline of application: 1 March 2007
Organisation: Danish Institute for Human Rights

* Cours de droits de l'homme - Genève 2007
Date: 25 juin-6 juillet 2007
Level: professional
Focus: Les sessions se déroulent aux Nations unies, pendant les réunions du Conseil des droits de l'homme et de ses organes subsidiaires. L'objectif est de promouvoir une culture des droits de la personne, basée sur le dialogue entre les cultures. Axées sur les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, les formations visent à intégrer une approche fondée sur les droits de l'homme dans la conception et la mise en œuvre de politiques.
Location: Genève (Suisse)
Deadline of application: 5 mars 2007
Organisation: Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant/Université d'été des droits de l'homme

* Curso de Derechos Humanos - Ginebra 2007
Date: 23 de Julio-3 de Agosto de 2007
Level: professional
Focus: Las sesiones tienen lugar durante las reuniones del Consejo de los Derechos Humanos y de sus organos subsidiarios a las que los participantes assisten. El objetivo es promover una cultura de los derechos humanos basada en el diálogo intercultural. Focalizadas en los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, las formaciones se proponen integrar en las políticas un enfoque basado en los derechos humanos.
Location: Ginebra (Suiza)
Deadline of application: 5 de marzo 2007
Organisation: Colegio Universitario Henry Dunant/Universidad de verano de los derechos humanos

* Gender and Organization Development
Date: 9-20 July 2007
Level: professional
Focus: The overall aim of the course is to enhance the understanding of the concepts of gender and development, and in mainstreaming gender in institutions and programmes. The course covers the history and rationale of gender and organisational development, gender analysis and planning, methods and processes for gender needs assessment and institutional audit.
Location: Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)-Africa Regional Center

* Human Rights Monitoring
Date: 5 September-27 November 2007
Level: professional
Focus: This distance learning course provides participants practical guidance on how to monitor human rights. Participants will be introduced to the doctrine and methodology of human rights monitoring, primarily as developed through the work of international organisations and NGOs.
Location: Internet (e-learning)
Deadline of application: 1 June 2007
Organisation: HREA

* International Human Rights Academy
Date: 20 August-1 September 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: The various intensive courses that make up the Academy are designed to provide high quality legal education in comparative international human rights and in humanitarian law, with an emphasis on the practical aspects in various fields.
Location: Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Deadline of application: 20 April 2007
Organisation: Ghent University, University of the Western Cape, Utrecht University, Washington College of Law at American University

* International Institute on Peace Education 2007
Date: 14-22 July 2007
Level: (under)graduate, professional
Focus: This summer course will explore the theme of "Identity, Interdependence & Nonviolent Transformations - Practical Priorities of Education in Transitions to Peace". The special sub-theme of the program, Practical Priorities of Education in Transitions to Peace, is an inquiry into how we can actualise, adapt and design peace education for particular moments of transition towards peace that are being experienced in the world, with special consideration given to the Basque Country and participants' local communities.
Location: Arantzazu (Spain)
Deadline of application: 15 March 2007
Organisation: Baketik, Peace Education Center/Teachers College/Columbia University

* Introduction to Human Rights Education
Date: 12 September-4 December 2007
Level: post-graduate, professional
Focus: The course will introduce the international field of human rights education (HRE), including presentations of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. The course is intended for educators and trainers working in both the formal and nonformal sectors. Participants will be assisted in the development of a curriculum, training, or plan to use these skills to further their organisation's advocacy efforts.
Location: Internet (e-learning)
Deadline of application: 1 June 2007
Organisation: HREA

* Peacebuilding & Development Professional Training Program 2007
Date: 18 June-7 July 2007
Level: (post)graduate, professional
Focus: The Peacebuilding & Development Summer Institute is one of the first academic programs specifically organized to bridge the two issues of peacebuilding and development. The Institute fosters knowledge, practical experience and skills for practitioners, teachers and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development.
Location: Washington, D.C. (USA)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: Peacebuilding & Development Institute/American University/School of Int'l Service

* Programmation basée sur les droits humains
Date: 19 September-11 December 2007
Level: professional
Focus: Ce cours à distance a pour objet d'initier le personnel des organisations pour le développement et des ONG (internationales) à la programmation basée sur les droits. Une approche basée sur les droits de l'homme est un cadre conceptuel pour le processus du développement humain normativement basé sur les droits de l'homme internationaux standards et orienté de façon à promouvoir et protéger les droits de l'homme
Location: Internet (e-learning)
Deadline of application: 1 juin 2007
Organisation: HREA

* Project Development and Management in the NGO Sector
Date: 19 September-11 December 2007
Level: post-graduate, professional
Focus: This course will introduce the basic elements of project development and management. Step-by-step processes and techniques will be introduced for the various phases of a project life cycle. The course is intended for staff of non-governmental organisations who have responsibility for designing and carrying out a project, but with relatively little experience. Participants will be assisted in the development of a project plan that could be submitted to senior management or a funding agency.
Location: Internet (e-learning)
Deadline of application: 1 June 2007
Organisation: HREA

* The European System of Human Rights Protection
Date: 10-22 September 2007
Level: (under)graduate
Focus: This course provides an integrated treatment of the various supranational European systems and of specifically European issues of human rights protection.
Location: Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)
Deadline of application: 31 May 2007
Organisation: Europa-Universitaet Viadrina

* The Practice of Human Rights Protection in the Field
Date: 28 May-5 June 2007
Level: post-graduate, professional
Focus: The aim of this course is to provide participants with an in-depth practical understanding of human rights protection in a field setting. Participants will acquire a solid grounding in the key skills that underpin human rights protection, which will enhance their effectiveness as human rights professionals working with IGOs, NGOs and national human rights institutions.
Location: San José (Costa Rica)
Deadline of application:
Organisation: University for Peace

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The Human Rights Links section of the Resource Centre has been revised and expanded. It is now possible to navigate the links by issue, country and region.

Links to human rights organisations and resources in the following countries were added recently:




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