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HREA distance learning courses – February-April 2010

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Final call for applications – Received by e-mail: From: Sandra Quintin; Date: 28/11/2009

Dear Colleagues, HREA is issuing a final call for applications for the following e-learning courses, which will be offered in the first trimester of 2010 (February-April). Please note that the registration deadline for these courses is tomorrow, 1 December 2009.   Continue Reading…

Rencontre avec Fawzia Assaad

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Jeudi 3 décembre 2009 à 18h30, rencontre et signature avec la romancière égyptienne à la Librairie arabe “l’Olivier”, 5 rue de Fribourg 1201 Genève, tel 022 731 84 40. (Voir l’agenda culturel Arabe).

Rencontre organisée en collaboration avec l’Association Rencontres et Cultures du Monde Arabe.

Née Mikhaïl, au Caire , Fawzia Assaad est romancière et philosophe. Egyptienne installée en Suisse, elle vit à Genève. Ses romans décrivent la complexité de la société égyptienne. A travers les coutumes, les croyances, les superstitions, l’ humour, la politique, elle découvre les subtiles relations qui se tissent entre musulmans et coptes chrétiens et la continuité d’une identité égyptienne qui se perpétue de l’antiquité à nos jours.   Continue Reading…

DEBITO.ORG’s NEWSLETTER of November 25, 2009

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Linked on our blogs with DEBITO.ORG. – Received by e-Mail: From: /Newsletter, Date: 25/11/2009 (Subscribe for their Newsletter in the left column of any page of their website).

Table of Contents:


IMMIGRATION TOPICS:    Continue Reading…

Marché de Noel artisanal

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cadeaux de Noel originaux et solidaires – Lié sur nos blogs avec HOPE International.

Reçu par e-mail de l’ONG HOPE, Date: 25/11/2009

l’ONG HOPE a le plaisir de vous inviter au MARCHE DE NOEL ARTISANAL:

  • samedi 28 et dimanche 29 novembre 2009, de 10h00 a 18h00,
  • à l’EPI – Institut La Combe, 63, rte d’Hermance, 1245 Collonge-Bellerive, Bus E – Arret Bois-Caran.
  • Venez decouvrir nos bijoux et objets en corne de zebu fabriques dans l’atelier HOPE d’artisanat par les jeunes du Centre d’Ambatolampy a Madagascar.

HOPE International est reconnue d’utilite publique par la République et Canton de Geneve et par la Confederation Helvetique – arreté  Conseil d’Etat 19/06/2007. Adresse: ONG HOPE, 1200 Geneve, Tél. + 41 22 890 02 30, e-mail, website.

Every Woman Has a Story, Every Story Can Create Change

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Linked on our blogs with WITNESS. WITNESS is located at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA. Watch their videos.

Received by e-mail: From: Susan Sarandon & WITNESS, Date: 24/11/2009.

Dear Friend: Every woman should have the right and the opportunity to take part in the life of her country, to freely participate in the political process without retribution.

Memory Shiriinorira is a young Zimbabwean mother of two, and a youth secretary for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in her community.   Continue Reading…

Vacancy: ERRC seeks human rights trainer, Budapest

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Received by e-mail: From: European Roma Rights Centre; Date: 23/11/2009.

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks a Human Rights Trainer to coordinate, develop and implement ERRC human rights training programmes to enhance the capacity of Romani activists and other relevant actors for the promotion of human rights respect of Roma. S/he coordinates the ERRC internship programme, oversees the implementation of bi-annual ERRC Roma Rights Workshops and coordinates and contributes to the development and implementation of all other ERRC training activities as required.

Application deadline: 10 December 2009   Continue Reading…

World Food Summit

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Reveived by e-mail: STWR Newsletter; Date: 16/11/2009

STWR Press Release – Civil Society Urges Heads of State to Support Food Reserves to Address Hunger and Stabilise Markets

Read the letter to Government Delegations at the World Summit on Food Security (HTML)

ROME – Civil society organisations have called on governments attending the World Summit on Food Security (16-18 November) to support the use of food reserves as an essential step towards achieving universal food security.   Continue Reading…

Launch of Portal for Human Rights Schools

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Received by e-mail:
From: Felisa Tibbitts
Date: 20/11/2009

HREA is very pleased to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the launch of a new web portal to promote understanding and application of a human rights-based approach to schooling.

The CRC calls for all children to be treated with dignity and respect. In the context of schooling this means:   Continue Reading…

Global Education Newsletter – Fall 2009

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Bulletin de l’éducation à la citoyenneté mondiale

From: / De: Miguel SILVA, Programme Manager – Global Education, North-South Centre – Council of Europe, Tel: +351 21 358 40 42, Fax: +351 21 358 40 72, e-mail.

OHCHR Fellowship programme for national human rights institutions

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Received by e-mail: From: Biljana Pesut, Date: 11/11/2009

Fellowship programme for national human rights institutions:

  • The aim of the Fellowship programme, organized by the National Institutions Unit of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is to give staff members of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) from all over the world a better understanding and appreciation of the international human rights system. Through this experience the Fellow will gain knowledge and working level experience with the United Nations human rights system (including the treaty body system, the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Special Procedures), OHCHR’s work with and for NHRIs, and technical and substantive issues relating to NHRIs. It will also allow the Fellow to develop an extensive contact network with OHCHR staff, staff of other UN departments and agencies, as well as NGOs represented in Geneva.
  • It is expected that the Fellow will return to his/her NHRI and thereby strengthen the organization’s capacity in international human rights.
  • OHCHR and the National Institutions Unit also stands to gain from this fellowship programme, both in terms of substantive expertise, experience of working within a NHRI, as well as through the development of a solid and extensive network of contacts with staff in NHRIs.

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UNRIC campaign shares HRE teaching materials

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Received by e-mail: From: Céline Croon, Date: 11/11/2009

Dear colleagues, To celebrate 2009 being the Year of Learning Human Rights, UNRIC has built a campaign aimed at teachers, educators, and students of human rights. Our website is the centrepiece of our campaign. It provides easy access to human rights teaching materials for teachers and students (both pedagogical and teaching materials/resources to use in class) and a library of teaching and learning experiences.

We have gathered UN pedagogical and teaching materials from across the UN system and noted links to relevant NGO materials. The materials have also been categorised so it is easier to navigate to materials relevant to you. We have split the website into primary, secondary and tertiary levels with a further division between pedagogical materials and teaching resources.  Continue Reading…

Cours de formation sur le système universel des droits humains et le plaidoyer

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Le cours se tiendra du 7 au 19 mars 2010 à Genève – Le délai limite de réception de candidatures est fixé au 10 décembre 2009

Lié sur los blogs avec International Service for Human Rights ISHR.

Reçu par e-mail:
Date: 16/11/2009

Madame/Monsieur, Le Service International pour les Droits de l’Homme (SIDH) vous informe de l’ouverture de candidatures pour le Cours de Formation avancé de Genève sur le système universel des droits humains et le plaidoyer.

Toutes les informations sont disponibles le site web du Service International des Droits de l’Homme
SIDH /International Service for Human Rights ISHR. Continue Reading…

Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study CELS 2001 to 2010

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new citizenship research publications from NFER -  Linked on our blogs with National Fund for Educational Research NFER.

Received by e-mail: From: Alice Yorke, Date: 10/11/2009.

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to update you about three recent publications on citizenship education from NFER researchers. Embedding citizenship education (CE) in secondary schools in England (2002-08) (Avril Keating, David Kerr, Joana Lopes, Gill Featherstone and Thomas Benton). This is the seventh annual report from the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS), concentrating on emerging lessons from 12 longitudinal case-study schools that CELS has been following since CE became as statutory part of the curriculum in 2002.   Continue Reading…

Call for COMMITMENTS to be anounced at CONNECT CIS

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26-27 November 2009 in Minsk, Belarus Received by e-mail: From: WSIS, Date: 4 Nov 2009 Dear Sir/Madam, Please find enclosed official call for commitments; Commitments to be announced at the summit Connect CIS  that will be held from 26-27 November 2009, in Minsk, Belarus. The overall objective of the Connect CIS is to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to support a rapid, region-wide transition to digital infrastructure and services, widely recognized as the engine of future employment, economic growth and social and economic development. In this context the Governments, International Organizations, Private Sector, Civil Society and other Stakeholders, involved in ICTs activities in CIS are invited to submit their commitments by filling in the form available at   Continue Reading…

La Lettre d’information de la LDH n°27

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(Ligue des Droits de l’Homme) – Reçu par e-mail: De: Newsletter de la Ligue des droits de l’Homme; Date: 09/11/2009

Bonjour, Vous trouverez ci-dessous les actualités du site de la Ligue des droits de l’Homme:

Voir aussi la Page d’Accueil de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, et s’abonner à sa lettre d’information /newsletter.

Short Course on International Human Rights Law

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(University of Nottingham)

Received by e-mail: From: Bailey Grey – Date: 08/11/2009.

Dear colleagues, Please find below details about The Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham short course on International Human Rights Law. The course is aimed at government officials, lawyers, human rights field workers and other NGO and IGO personnel and gives a full overview of international human rights standards in practice around the world.

International Human Rights Law Short Course   Continue Reading…

Online workshop The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court

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Received by e-mail: From: John Englander – Date: 08/11/2009

Free Online Workshop for Educators – The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court. Sign up today for this unique opportunity at Facing History and Ourselves.

Event Date: 01.12.2009 – 15.12.2009; Event Fee: No Fee; Location: Online; Appliction. Over 250 people have already registered for this free online workshop. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this message to a friend. Please sign up at the registration website below and contact Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka with any questions.

What does justice look like after genocide? Can the rule of law be a tool for prevention? Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore these questions:    Continue Reading…

Annual Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

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Received by e-mail:
From: Vernor Munoz
Date: 06/11/2009

The annual report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education to be presented to the Human Rights Council in 2010 will focus on the right to education of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. With the aim of hearing from all interested persons and/or organisations about their experiences, concerns and thoughts in the provision of education for migrants, refugees and/or asylum seekers, we seek and would welcome your cooperation by responding to this questionnaire as fully as possible:

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Making the world a better place

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also in spanish - Published on Resource, by Hans Wolters, November 2009.

New chief executive of the Resource Alliance Hans Wolters took up his new post this month. He talked to Penny Stephens about his priorities, his thoughts for the future of the organisation and how it can help to make the world a better place.  “I have met so many people I had heard of or who had been recommended to me,” says Hans Wolters, looking around the crowded foyer at the 29th International Fundraising Congress in Holland.    Continue Reading…

The HREA e-Learning Centre offers new courses

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HREA organises specialised courses via distance education for human rights defenders and educators, development workers, and staff members of social justice organisations, international and inter-governmental organisations.

Maincontent /Upcoming Courses:

The application deadline for courses offered in the first trimester of 2010 (February-April) is 1 December 2009.

Go to this website to find a great number of e-courses.

e-learning course: Introduction to Human Rights Education

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Call for applications – deadline 1 December 2009 – Published on (Human Rights Education Associates), by Felisa Tibbitts, November 2009.

Course 8E10: Introduction to Human Rights Education, 3 February – 20 April 2010. Application Form. Course instructor: Felisa Tibbitts.

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 non-formal 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. Participants might be expected to apply these skills within formal education settings, for staff development within their own organisations, and for outreach and advocacy.   Continue Reading…