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Human Rights Education & Training . Report 2006 - 2011 . By: Albert Xaviour IARF India . Introduction . Objectives. HRE Program . Curriculum Outline . Challenges . Commitment for Action. Themes & Topics. Program Outcomes & Achievements . Stories. Assessment .

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Human Rights Education & Training

Report

2006 - 2011

By:

Albert Xaviour

IARF India


Introduction

Objectives

HRE Program

Curriculum Outline

Challenges

Commitment for Action

Themes & Topics

Program Outcomes & Achievements

Stories

Assessment

Feedback & Conclusion

Income & Expenditure

Conclusion

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Introduction

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Introduction

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 is a landmark in the history of the United Nation’s which upholds the dignity of every human beings in this earth.

  • Religious freedom is an inherited right of every human being and it should be respected by the governments.

  • Respect others freedom is the fundamental principle of making peace.

  • The motto of IARF is similar to this, “belief with integrity”. IARF has a mission to bring together different religions to one platform.

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IARF & Human Rights Education

  • The IARF with much effort is offering a Human Rights Education program since 2005.

  • The facilitators special training organized by IARF at Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India from 22nd to 27th August 2005.

In 2006 the IARF project on human rights education with specific reference to right to religious freedom and belief spread to different cities towns in India.

With the full support of IARF and SACC, I organized 25 HRE programs in India since 2006. This HRE program helped thousands of lifeless young adults to live better and peaceful life with all their rights

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HRE Objectives

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Objective

To promote the values and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights based on the objectives of IARF to the young adults

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Learning Objectives

Understand the importance of Human Rights and why the young adults need to know their rights, insist on them, and get others to do the same.

Know and understand the 30 human rights of the UDHR

Knowledge of major human rights issues and their status all over India, measured against the articles of the UDHR

Know what actions individuals and group can take to forward human rights and popularize the UDHR and objectives of IARF.

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HRE Program

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HRE Programs

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Locations

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Institutions

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Participants

Total no. of Young Adult Participants - 1553

682 Females

871 Males

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Participants

Total no. of Young Adult Participants - 1553

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Curriculum Outline

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Curriculum Outline

  • Briefing Indian Constitution (Fundamental rights)

  • Fundamental Rights and UDHRthe Participants

  • What are Human Rights?

  • A Brief History of Human Rights

  • Human Rights Violation (Slide Show)

  • Who Involves in Violation

  • Introductory Viewing of all 3 films

  • Giving Opportunity for Clarification and Immediate Responses from the Participants

  • Participants Introduction – Icebreaking Session

  • Sharing Expectations

  • Proposing Goals and Sharing Goals.

9.30 am – Inaugural session

  • 10.30 am – Introductory Session

  • Invocation Prayer

  • Lighting the Lamp

  • Welcome Address

  • Briefing the HRE Program

History of UDHR

Thinking about Action UDHR (Group Discussion)

UDHR Presentation

  • 11.45 am – IARF and RFYN

12.00 pm – Why HRE Training for the Young Adults?

12.30 pm – Human Rights

02.00 pm – Documentary film show

  • Introduction about IARF and its Objectives

  • IARF and HRE Training

  • The Role of RFYN in Promoting Human Rights Education

03.00 pm – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

  • 5. Facilitations

  • 6. Chief guest Address

  • 7. Inaugural Address

  • 8. Vote of Thanks

04.30 pm – Fundamental Rights

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Curriculum Outline

2

Invocation Prayer

Welcome Address

Sharing Experiences by the Participants

Felicitations

Awarding Certificates

Valedictory Address

Vote of Thanks

  • 09.30 am – Recap of Previous Day

  • 09.45 am – Documentary Film and UDHR

  • 11.15 am – Analysing the Injustice Within a Human Rights Frame Work

Sharpening our Goals

Planning our Strategy

Forming a Task Force

Simulation Exercise

Film 1: Rita’s Choices and Deepening Awareness, Comparing with Articles (UDHR)

Film 2: Sacred Grove and Deepening Awareness, Comparing with Articles (UDHR)

Film 3: Where is Home and Deepening Awareness, Comparing with Articles (UDHR)

  • 12.15 pm – Concrete Planning for Back Home Activities

1. Group Discussion

2. Cultural Programme Presentation

Evaluation for Yesterday’s Program

  • 02.00 am – Cultural Preparation Based on Injustice

Recalling Local Issues on Human Rights (Open Discussion)

Finding Solution for Various Human Rights Issues Based on UDHR

  • 03.00 pm – Closing Ceremony and Awarding the Certificates

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Challenges

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Challenges

  • Languages

  • Gender inequality of participants

  • Most of the training literatures are in English

  • Lack of funds (expenditures are more)

  • The participants are not equal, based on religions

  • More difficulties are there to get the permission

  • Religious variations

  • More distance

  • Lack of electricity

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Commitment & Actions

Organizing rallies, walks, protest marches, sit-ins, and other non-violent actions in collaboration with schools and colleges, protest against human rights violations.

Preparing the young adults to narrate inspiring stories of national and international heroes, who championed the cause of human rights at the cost of much sacrifice: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Oscar Romero, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, MedhaPatkar and many others.

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Commitment & Actions

Celebrate the ‘Human Rights Week’ in the colleges, in collaboration with all the young adults.

Make it an attractive event with a variety of programmes on the human rights theme: seminars, symposiums, debates, quiz competitions, exhibitions or using creative art forms like plays, dances, dramas, shadow plays, street plays, painting competitions and other local cultural art forms.

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Commitment & Actions

Organize essay, short story or poetry writing and painting competitions on the theme. This can be done on a local level or inter-collegiate level.

Meeting some child labourers and get their stories firsthand

Organize a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Human Rights and Religious Freedom’, inviting well-informed panellists to make presentations and respond to questions and guide discussions.

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Commitment & Actions

  • Visiting affected villages and collecting stories and bringing it to the medias.

  • Creating awareness on Human Rights among the young adults in the local communities.

  • Creating awareness on Human Rights among the tribal and indigenous communities

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Themes & Topics

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Themes & Topics Discussed

  • Street children

  • Terrorism

  • Female infanticide

  • Dalit violations

  • Minority problems

  • Communal violence

  • Neglecting of girl child

  • Drug abuse

  • Illiteracy

  • Black Money

  • Corruptions

  • Domestic Violence

  • Starvation

  • Child Labour

  • Anti- Conversion

  • Religious Freedom

  • Bonded labour

  • Sexually abused children

  • Dowry

  • Child Marriage

  • Child Prostitution

  • Sale of Children

  • Un-touchability

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Outcome & Achievements

  • Made the students to involve Human Rights Activities

  • The participants involve in Peace Activities

  • Sharing the Human Rights news to their neighbours and friends

  • Helping each other

  • Coming forward to understand other religions

  • Responsibility towards social justice

  • Getting confidents in life

  • Contributing for social welfare programs

  • Loving their enemies.

  • Living happy life

  • Working for IARF and involve in RFYN programs

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Achievements

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Stories

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Stories

Stories

Sharada (9) and her brother Bhaskar (8) disappeared from their master’s house, a top government official in Hyderabad, some time ago. When the parents, impoverished tribals, complained to the police, they were arrested, confined in a lock up and thoroughly thrashed. What happened to the children? nobody seems to know!

Ashraf is seven years old. He was branded with a hot iron box by his master, a central government official in Delhi, for drinking the dregs from a glass of milk left by the master’s children.

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Stories

Stories

It was poverty that drove thirteen year old Rekha to run from home. An ‘uncle’ who promised to help her sold her to a brothel where she is now paid ten rupees for serving twenty clients a day. There are hundreds of children like Rekha between the ages of 10 and 16 who are forced to sell their bodies for a living!

Hundreds of minor girls from Madhya Pradesh send to Gujarat as bonded labour and trafficking they are facing child abuse everyday.

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Stories

‘I don’t care about school or playing. I don’t care about any of that. All i want is to bring my sister home from the bonded labour man. For six hundred rupees I can bring her home. That is our only change to bring her back.

“But we cannot have 600 rupees ... We will never have 600 rupees”

Lakshmi,

nine year old beedi roller,

Tamilndu

My friends sister is ten years old. Every morning she goes to the bonded labour man, and every night at nine she comes home. He treats her cruelly; he hits her if he thinks she is working slowly or if she talks to the other children, he yells at her; he comes looking for her if she is sick and cannot go to work. I think this is very difficult for her.

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Stories

The victim, Nirmala Kantheppa Harijan (14), was beaten up by one Ninganna Biradar who objected to her picking up a handful of green grass from his fields. Villagers watched helplessly as Biradar threatened them and dared anyone to stop him. Biradar was also said to have been angry over sheep belonging to Nirmala’s family grazing on his jowar crops a few days ago. Nirmala has no mother and her father was away in Maharashtra working as a labourer.

Bihar, Bijapur:  A Dalit girl was tied to a tree for over four hours and beaten up, accordin to reports from Budihal PH village in Sindagi taluk on Thursday.

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Stories

"My daughter was given Rs 50,000. She was then slapped and handed over to some men who raped her," said the victim's father Dwivedi has denied all the allegations, countering them instead by saying that he caught the girl stealing clothes and cash from his house.

"The girl worked in the MLA's house. She ran away after stealing. The MLA complained and we arrested her," said SP Anil Das. The victim has refuted this. She claimed that the MLA threatened to kill her as well. The opposition Congress has taken up the girl's cause and UP Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi is expected to meet the victim.

Dec 2010. Lucknow: A minor Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a BSP MLA and then found herself behind bars after the MLA accused her of stealing from his house in Uttar Pradesh.

The man in question is Purshottam Narain Dwivedi, an MLA from Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

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Stories

Stories

Dalits are often expected to carry out traditional roles for which they receive no compensation.  For example, they must play the drums in religious ceremonies and must remove dead animals.  Their participation in such acts only works to perpetuate the discrimination against them. Still the Dalit communities in south Tamilnadu are not allowed to cross the village by carrying the dead bodies to burry in their ground. Instead they have to go a round about may walk 4 kilometres to reach the graveyard in other direction.

The honor killing is one of the major human rights violation in India. The UDHR article 16 “Right to marry and to found a family” but the people are not allowed to marry other community persons whom they like. Suppose if they marry, the communities are ready to kill them to maintain their status in the village it known as “Honour Killing”. A 27-year-old youth was killed Amargarh village in Haryana's Jind district on Oct 23 2011 and his body dumped in a canal after his relationship with a dalit girl was found out

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Stories

Stories

2009 hundreds of Christians were lost their houses and many were killed, the Churches also were demolished by Hindu fundamentalist in Kandhamal district in Orissa and also it happened in Karnataka. The 29-year-old nun lodged a complaint on 25 August 2008 alleging rape by a member of a Hindu mob in Kandhamal district.

Major incidents of terrorist violence are common news in Manipur, 1992-2011, so far 862 people were murdered in the state.   A 5-year old girl was killed and her elder brother injured in a crossfire between two factions of Kuki militants in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar, official sources said on 30 May  2009.

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Stories

Stories are

Made by Human,

Created by Human

Narrated by Human

Only few has Happy Endings...

Others need …….

Please Contribute for Happy Endings

Human trafficking become quit common now a days in India especially in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. The boys are sold to a landlord for a year 10,000 Rs in Taminadu. In the same way the boys are sold to many industries and companies from Bihar by the parents.

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Assessments

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Assessments

  • Assessing young adults’ prior knowledge with regard to the representative topic and core concepts, principles, and skills.

  • Our assessment formats include: concept maps, journal entries, reflections, graphic organizers, charts, diagrams, tables, and collages

  • Evaluating the extent to which young adults have mastered the core concepts, principles, and skills of the discipline(s). Asking for definitions, synonyms, examples, classification, and explanations.

  • Feedback sheet and personal sharing about the porgram.

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Feedback

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Feedback

  • I thought this program will be boring, but after attending, it was completely opposite and very informative.

  • I like to attend more programs like this

  • This HRE training program definitely will develop our personality skills. Freedom and Human Rights are very much interconnected ,at the same time duty is the main pillar to guarantees the freedom

  • This HRE program awaken my service towards the suppressed people.

  • Now we understood the problem of other country

  • I am very thankful to IARF for providing me this valuable training

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    Feedback

    • I am starting to know about other religions festivals because everything here sticks to our tradition.

    • Many things we can do together getting knowledge from this training

  • We are very happy about the training. If it is possible we can introduce this HRE program for our rural people

  • Through this program I came to know about UDHR and Indian fundamental rights. now I got a confident to support many Dalit people in my village.

  • This program helped me to get many good friends from other religions and from other colleges.

  • I want to serve for IARF

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    Income & Expenditure

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    Income & Expenditure

    Income Division

    Expenditure Division

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    Conclusion

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    Conclusion

    • It is true, IARF has changed thousands of young adults by Human Rights Education program

    • The documents and literatures supported the participants to understand Human Rights clearly.

    • This HRE training is not just focused outward on external issues and events, but also inward on personal values, attitude and behaviour bringing together its members as an IARF family.

    • I wish let every schools, colleges, universities, and training centres teach Human Rights & world peace now.

    • I thank IARF and SACC for supporting me to complete all these HRE programs in successfully.

    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me now!

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    It’s a

    Journey

    of

    Human Being

    to

    Being Human

    Thank You

    Albert Xaviour

    IARF- India


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