Jul 18, 2012

SpeakOut! 2012 - International Human Rights Training

International Human Rights Training Program

8th - 10th August 2012, The Hague.

- It is no longer possible to register -

SpeakOut! is taking place in the International City of Peace and Justice - The Hague, held at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, from the 8th to the 10th of August 2012.


SpeakOut! is designed to bring together UNPO Member youth from a wide range of nations and backgrounds alongside young professionals in The Netherlands with a deep interest in Human Rights, in order to learn and develop a mutual understanding and working knowledge of Human Rights advocacy, and provide a forum to network with peers.


The aim of SpeakOut! is to successfully train young trainers to become reliable channels of Human Rights advocacy, supported by interactive workshops, UNPO designed literature and study materials, participants become capable of re-teaching the skills and knowledge gained on effective Human Rights advocacy, United Nations tools and mechanisms, grassroots funding, and effective lobbying practices.

SpeakOut! participants will develop a Personal Action Plan to inspire other youth in their native communities, the youth of disenfranchised groups, encouraging exponential growth of Human Rights knowledge and advocacy skills, and subsequent empowerment of participants, and UNPO Member youth.



- Informative Lectures with Experienced Human Rights Defenders
- Shared Experience Learning and Training Workshops 
- International Human Rights Networking



Wednesday 8th of August


08:30 – 09:00      Registration

09:15 – 09:30      Opening by UNPO President Mr. Marino Busdachin

09:30 – 11:00      Welcoming Remarks - Mr. Roberto Calzadilla Ambassador of Bolivia

                                                                        - Mr. Ko Colijn, director Clingendael Netherlands Institute

                                                                       - Mr. Joris van de Sandt Chairman NCIV

11:00 – 11:30       Ice Breaker and Introductions

11:30 – 12:30       Guest of Honour: Mr. Willem Post, Municipality The Hague

12:30 – 13:30       Lunch

13:30 – 15:00       Workshop 1: Andrew Swan UNPO - Using the media to raise human rights awareness

15:00 – 15:15       Tea & Coffee break

15:15 – 17:45       Workshop 2: Pierre Hegay UNPO – Human Rights Mechanisms and the United Nations

18:00                    End of Day One



Thursday 9th of August


09:00                   Departure from The Hague Central Station

09:30 – 11:50      Fieldtrip to ICC - PASSPORTS REQUIRED! –

11:50 – 12:30      Towards Clingendael venue

12:45 – 13:45      Lunch

13:45 – 15:15      Workshop 3: Matilda Flemming & Andrea Duran UNOY – Youth Advocacy Workshop

15:15 – 15:30      Tea & Coffee break

15:30 – 17:15      Workshop 4: Julia de Blaauw GHRD – Campaign Communications for Human Rights

17:30                    End of Day Two



Friday 10th of August


08:20                  Departure from The Hague Central Station

09:00 – 12:30 Visit to Christian Democratic Party (CDA) Workshop 5: Simulation training on Politics & Debating

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 14:00      Towards Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:00 – 15:00      Visit to Ministry of Foreign Affairs PASSPORTS REQUIRED! – 

                                Workshop 6: Jochem de Groot, Internet and Human Rights

15:00 – 15:30      Towards Clingendael venue

15:30 – 16.30    Workshop 7: Prof. Ubink Leiden University – Aligning customary governance with human rights: a case study from northern Namibia

16:30 – 17:30      Personal Action Plans and Evaluations

17:30 – 18:30      Closing address and networking drink

18:30                   End of Day Three 


Kindly note that UNPO is unable to arrange or fund travel and accommodation. We can recommend accommodation upon request. A participation fee of €40 is requested to cover facilitation, lunches and publishing of training manuals. All aspects of the event will be conducted in English.



- It is no longer possible to register for SpeakOut 2012 -




Ms. S. Suripatty, UNPO International Secretariat The Hague

Tel.:          0031 (0) 703 646 504
Email:      [email protected]
Address: Laan van Meerdervoort 70,
                 2517 AN The Hague - The Netherlands