The Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities. HREA works with individuals, non-governmental organisations, inter-governmental organisations and governments interested in implementing human rights education programmes.
Every August, the annual HREA Advocacy Institute brings human rights defenders, humanitarian and development workers from around the world to Cambridge for four days of intensive workshops. HREA is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Advocacy Institute.
Participants strengthen their advocacy skills, meet with advocacy and program staff of local nonprofit organisations and universities, and network with human rights defenders from around the world. The Advocacy Institute is an "excellent training, perhaps the most interactive, dynamic, and participatory of any training I've ever done," says 2014 participant Jeff Kaloustian (United States of America).
To learn more about the Advocacy Institute, watch 2014 participant Faty Kane (Senegal) describe her advocacy work and what she gained from the training:
Human rights defenders and staff of human rights, social justice, international development and intergovernmental organisations are encouraged to apply. Participants who register and pay by 1 February 2015 will receive a US$200 tuition discount.
For more information about the Advocacy Institute and to register, refer to www.hrea.org/advocacy-institute.
For more about the Human Rights Education Associates, refer to www.hrea.org.