Monday, 13 April 2009

FWC sends 5 Cypriot Teachers and one Trainer to the "Human Rights Methods in Youth Work"

Training Courses on "Human Rights Methods in Youth Work“ took place at the International House Sonnenberg from April 2nd to 9th, 2009. FWC sent 5 Cypriot school teachers to participate in the trainings and Social Justice Unit Head, Larry Fergeson to Germany to train the international participants. He conducted two workshops with participants from Cyprus, Ukraine, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Poland.

Workshop Titles

1 - Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals – How will their achievement serve humanity?

Main goals of the workshop:
To help educators and NGO workers discuss the human rights related aspects of the Millennium Development Goals with youth

Description of the workshop:
Introduction and Overview of the Millennium Development Goals
Explore what the Millennium Development Goals actually are;
Explore how the Millennium Development Goals relate to human rights;
Ways youth can advocate for the Millennium Development Goals within their community

2 - The Challenge of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity - Universal Human Rights and International Law

Main goals of the workshop:
To offer educators and NGO workers a discussion on the universal validity of Human Rights and the problems with intercultural differences

Description of the workshop:
How can human rights be reconciled with the clash of cultures that has come to characterize our time?
How can universal human rights exist in a culturally diverse world?
As the international community becomes increasingly integrated, how can cultural diversity and integrity be respected?
Is a global culture inevitable? If so, is the world ready for it?
How could a global culture emerge based on and guided by human dignity and tolerance?

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