Requests for Information: 29 November – 12 December 2010

Received by e-mail, From: Global HRE List Moderator, Date:16/12/2010

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.

1. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Dear Colleagues: Children and adolescents with disabilities are a vulnerable group that need to be supported in voicing their concerns and be actively involved in actions that affect them. CRC “Article 23-1 “States Parties recognize that a mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community”.  
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the importance on active participation of children with disabilities. Article 7 “Governments agree to take every possible action so that children with disabilities can enjoy all human rights and freedoms equally with other children. They also agree to make sure that children with disabilities can express their views freely on all things that affect them. What is best for each child should always be considered first”
UNICEF is in process of developing a discussion paper on “Strengthening Meaningful Participation of Children and Adolescents with Disabilities”. We request you to help us with the following request:
Share with us case studies/examples of participation of children with disabilities that highlight the objective, process, methodology and impact/result of the initiative furthering their participation. We are looking at examples that specially highlight gender and diversity perspective in furthering participation of children with disabilities.
Kindly share resources (publications, films and Information Education Communication material) on participation of children and adolescent with disabilities. This will help in preparing a Resource CD on participation of children and adolescent with disabilities
I would like to introduce to you Wouter Struijs (wstruijs@gmail.com) he will be working with ADAP/GRACE/DPP in developing this paper. He has recently graduated with his master’s and has come into UNICEF as a volunteer to co-write with me a paper”. Currently he is doing desk research on all related information concerning people children and young people with disabilities.
Wouter will set up an interview with you or a colleague that you identify. We thank you in advance for your time and advice.
Looking forward to hearing from you, Warm regards, Ravi Karkara, e-mail.

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2. NIGERIAN NGO SEEKS PARTNERSHIP OR AFFILIATION
Dear Colleagues, Int’l Centre for Peace, Charities and Human Dev. (INTERCEP) is a not- for- profit, non-governmental organisation based in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Its mandate include:

  • 1 Promotion and protection of Human Rights
  • 2 Peace -Building
  • 3 Poverty Reduction
  • 4 Good Governance.

Over the years, INTERCEP has worked with UNICEF ‘D’ Field, and the National Human Rights Commission North Central Zone, Nigeria to popularise the Child’s Rights Act 2003 recently domesticated by the National Assembly and passed into law by some states. We also established Human Rights Clubs in 12 secondary Schools in two States of Plateau and Nasarawa.
To deepen our human rights education programme, INTERCEP has decided to convert its community human rights education into Int’l Centre for Human Rights and Peace Studies.
INTERCEP therefore seeks partnership and affiliation with any human rights institute which will award Certificates to our students/youths after a six (6) months training on human rights.
Kindly help us advertise this information. Any person/Institution can email us. Clement Iornongu, Executive Director, e-mail.

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3. LOOKING FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS IN LONDON (UK)
Dear all, I’m planning to attend a week INTRAC course ‘Advocacy and Policy Influencing’ in London, on 7-11 February’ 2011. The trip from Mongolia to England will take time and costs.
Then I would like to do more in London, while I’m being in there. I would like to visit organisations or see people to:

  • To see child rights advocacy activities
  • To share good experience from child rights advocacy
  • To share ideas and experience about how to monitor and evaluate this kind of activities

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best, Tsogbayar, Child Advocacy Officer, Strengthening Children’s Rights Projec, NLM-Mongolia, Tel: 11-458636, 11-457084, Cell: 96663541, Fax: 11-451260, e-mail.

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