4thNational Human Rights Training Program (NHRTP)
Call for Applications 2012!!
The Pinoy International Human Rights Training Program Alumni (PIHRTPA or Equitas Alumni for brevity) has the honor to invite human rights defenders to apply for the 4th National Human Rights Training Program (NHRTP) which will be held from November 5 – 12, 2012 inTagaytay (exact venue will be announced soon).
The NHRTP is the annual core program of PIHRTPA in the Philippines. PIHRTPA is composed of human rights educators/activists trained by Montreal-based Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education through its annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). Equitas is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1967 dedicated to the promotion of human rights through education in Canada and around the world. Equitas’ annual IHRTP helps organizations build their capacity to engage in human rights education, promotion and democratic development. A product of Equitas’ annual IHRTP, PIHRTPA was established in the Philippines in 2005 with a framework of building a culture of human rights.
This year, PIHRTPA will hold the 4th national roll out of IHRTP through the National Human Rights Training Program (NHRTP). This Program, which uses a Spiral Methodology of Learning in conducting human rights education/training activities will bring together twenty (20) human rights workers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Its goal is to increase participants’ knowledge of international human rights laws and its mechanisms, domestic laws, legal remedies, and engage in critical reflection and inquiry and apply the same in their human rights education work, and discuss the role of human rights education in building a culture of human rights in their region, to share strategies and best practices and to encourage networking.
Participants leave at the end of the intensive one-week program with a plan for implementing a human rights education activity within their own organization applying their knowledge and skills learned. Participants may undertake its own follow-up activities such as human rights training sessions based on the NHRTP module and the development of new programs and long-term partnerships to strengthen human rights education and democratic development with PIHRTPA and other participating organizations at the regional levels.
The selection process and participant profile we are looking for are described below. The Selection Committee gives priority to the organizations best able to demonstrate their commitment and effectiveness in relation to human rights promotion and education. Consideration is also given to overall gender balance.
Through the support of the Embassy of Canada and Equitas, selected participants will be awarded bursaries to help cover the accommodationand travel costs of the program i.e. Plane fare and Bus fare going to, and from the Training venue. Transportation expenses from residence to bus terminals /airport, etc. shall be shouldered by the participants’ respective organizations as counterpart.
Application forms are available at the Secretariat at email@example.com contact Tel. No./Fax No. 4333199 and mobile number 09058610879. You may email or fax your completed application form with the required documents to the Secretariat.
The deadline for receiving applications by email or fax is on or before August 24, 2012.
4th National Human Rights Training Program (NHRTP)
Pinoy International Human Rights Training Program Alumni (PIHRTPA), Inc.
c/o 401-B CRM Building, No. 106 Kamias, Q.C. 1101
Who can participate?
The training course will involve people who work on human rights issues through human rights education and advocacy
Participant will be selected and invited to participate in consultation with alumni from Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon, according to the following criteria:
• Must be at least in his/her two years of human rights work.
• Has not been able to attend any training on international human rights instruments;
• Active participation in human rights education activities in their respective areas of work;
• Willingness and commitment to take and apply to her/his organization the human rights education skills that will be learned during the training and in frequent coordination with Pinoy IHRTP Alumni; and,
• Has exhibited a sphere of influence in their respective areas to make a difference.
Checklist of Requirements to be submitted:
• Completed Application Form with endorsement letter from Supervisor or Employer
• A recommendation letter from any NGO or PO
• Individual Plan on HRE session
• A Memorandum of Agreement with Pinoy IHRTP Alumni will be sent to those who will be selected for the implementation of Individual Plan
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