The Etkiniz EU Programme, which contributes to the development of civil society work in the field of human rights monitoring now offers support for participation in international online training activities in this field. You may pick from amongst the online training programmes in various thematic fields relevant to human rights monitoring and take part in the training of your choice with Etkiniz support.
Etkiniz has compiled a list of the online training programmes on human rights monitoring featured on the database of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Please see below for the list of the training programmes the OHCHR has digitalised in cooperation with various universities and civil society organisations (CSO):
- Proficiency in English is a requirement for all training programmes.
- ONLINE on university and edX (founded by Harvard and MIT) and HREA – all have HRM components
|Essex University, Human Rights Centre, Human Rights Summer School||Human Rights Research Methods||28 June – 9 July 2021||until 31/05/2021 – £637.50 between 01-20/06/2021 – £765.00||https://bit.ly/3cKR39f|
|Queen’s University||MicroMasters Program in Water and Global Human Health||Open||864 USD – 6 courses in 6 months – participants will have a chance to meet with the UN Special Rapporteur on right to water||https://bit.ly/3gi2Wng|
|University of Louvain||MicroMasters in the language of the international law||Open||540 USD – 4 courses in 1 year, chance to meet with the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights||https://bit.ly/2D2hVTS|
|University of Louvain||International Human Rights Law course||Open||150 USD – given by with the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights||https://bit.ly/2YUUzIi|
|StanfordOnline (Stanford University)||International Women’s Health and Human Rights||Open||50 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/3in6INU|
|Harvard University||Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice||Open||99 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/2YVrcFW|
|Geneva Academy||Accountability for Atrocity Crimes||20 May – 4 June 2021||1250 Swiss Francs||https://bit.ly/3vI9T9K|
|Amnesty International||Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees||Open||49 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/31K4Xok|
|Amnesty International||Human Rights Defenders||Open||49 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/3goS5YD|
|Amnesty International||Digital Security and Human Rights||Open||49 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/38sUlex|
|Amnesty International||Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression||Open||49 USD for verified certificate||https://bit.ly/2Zzs7uN|
MOBILITY – subject to change/postponement or cancellation.
|Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) Nuffield College Oxford University||Hybrid Interactive Training Applied Research Methods with Hidden, Marginal and Excluded Populations||23-27 August 2021||£1,300 + visa + flight + travel + accommodation + food + other costs||https://bit.ly/2PU1vmX|
How to request support for training participation?
After selecting the training programmes you want to take part in, make sure you take a look at the guidebooks at https://etkiniz.eu/english/supports/ and register with Etkiniz’s Monitoring Information System (MIS). After registering on MIS, you may form a “New request for Support” for the training programmes you wish to take part in. You may send your request for support by selecting the Support for Access to International Human Rights Mechanisms category. You need only write “International Online Human Rights Monitoring Training” in the work title field.
When requesting support, please bear in the mind the following:
- Etkiniz supports the participation of representatives of CSOs with legal entity status. (Individual requests for support are not eligible for Etkiniz support.)
- Should the request of the applicant person be accepted, the applicant will be asked to obtain a letter of approval for participation in training from the CSO they represent and to convey the letter to the Etkiniz Technical Support Team. Please ensure that CSO administrators are aware of your request for support. Requests for support for participating in training will be prioritised at the assessment stage.
- If you are unable to finance your participation in training through other means, you need to request support from Etkiniz before you apply to participate in the training and to apply or register for the training depending on the approval of our request for support.
- As the training programmes on the list are delivered in English, it is a prerequisite for the CSO representative named in the request for support to be proficient in English at a level that will allow them to follow the training modules and actively participate. (The same language requirement applies for any other languages for any training programmes on the list that are delivered in languages other than English.)
- Training fees will be covered by Etkiniz for requests for support that are assessed as compliant.
Reminder: Which activities can you carry out with Etkiniz support for capacity building?
You may undertake the following activities in the field of human rights monitoring with Etkiniz support:
- Organize your own training sessions/programmes,
- Attend training held by Etkiniz,
- Complete the three training modules (Introduction to Human Rights Monitoring, International Human Rights Mechanisms, Evidence Based Campaigning) on the Etkiniz Human Rights Monitoring Training Portal,
- Register for international online training.
For detailed information on training offered by Etkiniz, please visit https://etkiniz.eu/english/supports/#capacity