Aug 05, 2015

SpeakOut! 2015- International Human Rights Training


-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED-

 

SpeakOut! 2015 is taking place in the International City of Peace and Justice - The Hague, Netherlands from August 5th to August 7th.

SpeakOut! is a unique three-day program of workshops which intends to bring together UNPO Members youth and young human rights activists to give them necessary means and skills to be effective in human rights lobbying and advocacy. The main target group of the event is youth aged 18-32, but older applicants will be considered.

The aim of SpeakOut! is to successfully train young activists to become reliable channels of human rights advocacy. With the support of interactive workshops and UNPO-designed study materials, participants will gain knowledge on effective Human Rights advocacy, United Nations tools and mechanisms, grassroots funding, and effective lobbying practices. Particularly, this year’s workshops will focus on Land Rights of Indigenous People and communication campaign strategies.

 

THE EVENT OFFERS:

- Informative lectures with experienced human rights defenders
- Interactive training workshops 
- International human rights networking

- A visit to international organizations in The Hague

 

The programme is as follows:

Day 1

08:45 – 09:15   Registration

09:15 – 10:30   Ice breaker

10:30 – 12:00   Presentation of the Participants

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch    

13:00 – 14:00   Lecture 1: The Challenges of Indigenous Peoples in the 21st Century 

14:15 – 16:00   Workshop 1: A Proposal for solutions on Indigenous issues in the 21st Century

16:15 - 17:30    Workshop 2:  Introduction to Human Rights Violations’ Documentation

 

Day 2

10:00 – 12:30   VISIT: Special Tribunal for Lebanon – THE HAGUE           

13.00 – 13.30   Lunch

13:30 – 14:45   Workshop 3: Advocacy and Lobbying at the European Parliament 

14:45 – 15:00   Coffee Break

15.15 – 16:15   Workshop 4: Budgeting, Accounting and Fundraising

16:15 – 17:30   Workshop 5: Campaign Communication Strategies

 

Day 3      

09:00 – 10:00   Lecture 2: Introduction to United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

10:00 – 12:00   Workshop 6: Presentation & Negotiations Exercise

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

13:00 –14:30 Workshop 7: Group Exercise: Modelling of Human Rights Treaty Body     Committee Session

14:45 – 16:00  Workshop 8: Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

16:00 – 16:15  Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45  Lecture 3: How to Organize Parallel Events in Geneva

16:45 – 17:15  Personal Action Plans and Evaluations

17:15 – 18:15  Closing address and networking drink

18:15                 End of SpeakOut! 2015

 

All aspects of the event will be conducted in English.

Registration for the event is now closed                     

If you any requests please contact Erasmia Giannoudaki at: erasmia@unpo.org