As the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights observes, “Human rights can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand by people for their protection. Human rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others.”
At the Geneva Centre we believe that human rights education constitutes an essential contribution to the long-term prevention of human rights abuses, and we want young people from all nations to feel enabled to partake in United Nations system for promoting and protecting human rights.
Our latest human rights course will train twelve female students from Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, and will run between the 29th March and 6th April at our Centre in Geneva.
The course will include lectures by senior human rights exerts, diplomats, and United Nations representatives, including Dr. Pierre Hazan, Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, Dr. Ibrahim Souss, Professor at Zayed University.
The programme will also include a Model Human Rights Council, interactive debates, and human rights strategy development sessions.
Our Executive Director Imad Zuhairi reflects that “we are extremely fortunate be able to work with these students. These young people represent the future of human rights in the MENA region, and working with motivated young women represents a real opportunity to catalyse change”.