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Youth for Human Rights training programme for Arab activists under way

Youth for Human RightsAmsterdam, 15 December 2006 -- Eighty young human rights defenders from the Middle East started in early December an e-learning course on human rights advocacy. This distance learning course is part of a year-long training programme, "Youth for Human Rights", that provides intensive training and support for young human rights defenders in the Arab World in order to increase advocacy and monitoring capacity and foster regional networking.

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Trainers and organisers from AIHR, CIHRS and HREA during meeting in Cairo, 1-3 Nov 2006
The distance learning course on human rights advocacy will be followed by a five-day intensive regional workshop on human rights advocacy in Tunis (Tunisia), a 3-month distance learning course on human rights monitoring and will be concluded with a five-day in-person workshop on human rights monitoring in Cairo (Egypt). Self-study of international and regional human rights standards and mechanisms is also part of the programme. During the programme the young human rights activists from Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and United Arab Emirates will receive on-going support from a mentor. "Youth for Human Rights" is jointly organised by the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and HREA.




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