Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Principles for progress

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Projects|

National human rights institutions help build communities where all people can live with dignity, free from violence and discrimination. The Paris Principles, adopted 25 years ago, set minimum standards for NHRIs so they can be strong human rights defenders. The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions supports NHRIs around the world to meet the [...]

Leading change worldwide

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Projects|

A life of dignity and equality. It’s what we all want – and it’s our right. National human rights institutions help make this a reality by confronting violations, standing up for the vulnerable and helping build fair and just communities. The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions has been providing support to NHRIs for [...]

Changing the conversation on human rights

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Projects|

With fake news and social media trolling now firmly part of the everyday media landscape, a growing challenge for human rights groups is to develop new and effective ways to communicate with journalists and with the community. This challenge was the starting point for a media and communications workshop with the Commission of Human Rights [...]

Fostering collegiality across the Asia Pacific

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Projects|

With social media and video becoming an ever more important tool for education and advocacy, participants from 20 national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the region have learned practical skills in making digital stories to support their work. As part of a three-day meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which I facilitated, members of the APF Communications [...]

Advocating with refugee youth

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Projects|

This is the third year I have led the Communication and Advocacy paper for Auckland University of Technology’s new Master of Human Rights. The course aims to equip a new generation of human rights leaders with practical skills and knowledge to make a lasting difference in their communities. It was a fabulous and diverse group this year, with students [...]