Equitas > Where we work > Africa – Advancing Equality > Regional Human Rights Training Session in West Africa
Application deadline : April 21, 2023.
Please note that this training program is only offered in French. For information about the East Africa Human Rights Program, which is offered in English, please visit our page East Africa Human Rights Program.
For more information about the 7th session of the SRFDH, you can read the SRFDH 2023 Information Guide (in French) and visit the SRFDH’s webpage (in French).
The SRFDH is a regional training program which provides a unique opportunity for human rights workers, defenders, activists and educators to deepen their understanding of human rights and the essential role of human rights education in effecting and sustaining social change. It places a strong emphasis on transfer of knowledge and follow-up activities. During the program, participants will be expected to develop an individual plan to apply the knowledge and skills acquired, including international human rights standards and human rights education strategies. Therefore, when applying, interested individuals and their home organization should consider how the transfer of learning might take place within and beyond the organization after the program.
Equitas and the SRFDH team take the wellbeing and health of all participants seriously and are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Be assured that as the COVID-19 situation evolves globally, so does our planning regarding the measures that are put in place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all participants and facilitators.
Since the inception of the SRFDH, we have:
The SRFDH 2023 is organized by the Réseau Sénégal pour l’Éducation aux Droits Humains (RESEDHU) and the Rencontre Africaine des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) in collaboration with Equitas. It is the result of a collaboration between numerous networks of human rights educators who are former participants in Equitas programs in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, DRC and Rwanda.
The SRFDH is an integral part of Equitas’ work in West Africa and is part of the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education program funded by the Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada.
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