The program consists of 2 phases.
First, the online portion of the training program, lasting 11–weeks, requiring approximately 100 hours of both in-group and self-led learning and training, consisting of 11 learning modules, structured in 3 pillars:
1. Fundamentals of human rights: concepts, values, debates
2. Key approaches and methodologies in human rights education
3. Taking action: from theory to practice
In a transversal way, the training emphasizes gender equality and a gender perspective. Each weekly learning module includes a portion of self-guided individual work (which consists of completing course materials and online modules in preparation for each weekly live group work session), as well as a portion of group work. Each work group is accompanied by a pair of experienced facilitators who adhere to the participatory approach that is central to the program. During this first phase of the program, each participant prepares, with the support of Equitas, an individual action plan to implement what he or she has learned from the training in his or her work (with his or her organization), projects or community. In addition, during these 11 weeks, there are some mandatory lectures on human rights topics as well as optional events, such as a cultural exchange event.
Second, following the online portion of the program, participants move from theory to practice, implementing the individual action plan they created during the first phase.
→ To learn more about the training program, please consult the information document and the Frequently asked questions.
Global Rights Connection is for representatives of civil society organizations, national human rights institutions and government agencies that hold human rights education training activities. Individuals submitting an application must be in a position to influence the human rights education activities of their organization. The participant’s organization must agree to make time available to participate in the training, as well as commit to facilitating the transfer and implementation of the knowledge and approaches acquired by the individual who participated in the training. Other eligibility criteria apply; to find out more about the detailed eligibility criteria, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.