More than 30 youth trainers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Maldives, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Sri Lanka participated in a 5-day training for youth trainers in Delhi, India. This training session was organized by the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Programme – Asia Centre and in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – Government of India. The training was facilitated by Daniel Roy, Senior Education Specialist and Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Education Specialist at Equitas. The goal of the training-for youth-trainers’ workshop was to better equip youth trainers with effective and practical tools to promote human rights and Commonwealth values among youth.
The training was successful and allowed the youth trainers to strengthen their skills in human rights education and to deepen their knowledge of human rights issues, human rights instruments and mechanisms. The youth trainers had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facilitation of human rights education activities, to discuss youth engagement and empowerment, gender equality, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues, to learn about international human rights protection mechanisms and to plan their own training workshops. The participants will be implementing human rights education activities in the coming months with other youth, women, street children, and transgender people. As was the case after our training in the Caribbean’s last month, there is an Asia Youth Network being set up