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Equitas International Human Rights Training

in CANADA, 13/10/2012

Equitas is organizing the 34th annual International Human Rights Training (IHRTP) from June 9 to June 28, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. With support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Equitas has funding to award a limited number of bursaries to selected International Candidates.

This international training is an intermediate-level program which brings together approximately 90 participants from about 50 countries to help them deepen their understanding of human rights and of essential role of human rights education in effecting social change.

The goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts (e.g., training, awareness campaigns, information dissemination, and advocacy) aimed at building a global culture of human rights.

The 2013 edition will have a particular focus on the rights of children, youth and women. The exploration of human rights principles and instruments, ongoing critical reflection and inquiry, as well as extensive sharing of experiences allows participants to strengthen their capacity to engage in effective human rights education, and advance equality and human dignity thus leading to social change.

A bursary for this program from the organizers 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 International Candidates who best meet the requirements.

The deadline to apply for International Candidates is 21 November 2012 28 March 2013 for Canadian Candidates). For more information, visit this link.

 

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