Requests for Information: 1 – 7 September 2008

Received by mail:

From Global HRE List Moderator
Date: 11/09/2008

Dear members, Below is a compilation of requests for information sent to the Global Human Rights Education listserv during the past week. At the bottom of each request you will find an e-mail address, so that you can respond to the request directly.

1. LOOKING FOR INFORMATION & TRAINING MATERIALS ON HRE (Human Rights Education) FOR POLICE:
Dear colleagues, I am a lawyer, and I teach “Human Rights and Police Function” at the “Juan Vucetich” Police School in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I belong to a team that is interested in sharing experiences about teaching human rights to police forces and are also searching for training materials and resources. To contact us, please write to: Maria Erriest, Calle 408 Nº 3215 (1894) VILLA ELISA, PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, e-mail.

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2. SEEKING FOR FUNDING TO ATTEND CONFERENCE IN MADRID:
I am looking for funding to attend the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2008), 17 – 19 November, 2008 in Madrid, Spain.

It is critical that I attend this conference in order to freely network with colleagues around the world, to learn from their experiences. To that end, I submitted an individual paper entitled “Combating Extreme and Terrorism in the Muslim World through Human Rights Education”, which was accepted for presentation in the individual paper session at the ICERI 2008.

Attendance at this conference provides the opportunity to increase international exposure on the issues surrounding the lack of human rights education in school curricula and policymakers’ reluctance to adopt/adapt the liberal approaches of curricula. By networking and brainstorming with others at ICERI, I plan to bring tools back to my organization (AGHE), partner organizations, and Pakistani educational institutions that address the educational, social and economic challenges we face.

Can anyone help me or guide me to an organization/philanthropist group that could help bear my expenditures for this Conference? I must raise 2709€ to cover conference registration, travel, lodging, food and minimal expenditures. Best Regards, Ijaz Hussain, AGHE Pakistan, e-mail.

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3. SEEKING DONATED BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT FOR RESOURCE CENTER IN PAKISTAN:
Dear Concerned, Swat Youth Front (SYF) is a non-profit youth organization working for poverty reduction, literacy, employment, women’s empowerment, peace and disaster management in Malakand Region, NWFP, Pakistan.

Swat Youth Front established the Resource Centre for Development in Mingora in May, 2008. The Resource Centre assists development sector professionals, activists, university students, researchers, human rights activists, NGOs and CBOs to keep themselves abreast of the latest information and opportunities.

We kindly ask that anyone interested to donate human rights related materials and equipment please contact me at the coordinates below.

We hope that your honor will pay a warm attention to our request and will play your role in developing the Resource Centre for Development.

Looking forward for your positive response! With best regards, Amjad Ali, Program Manager Swat youth Front, Resource Center for Development, Swat Youth Front, Building, Opposite G.P.S Haji Baba Mingora Swat NWFP Pakistan, Post Code: 19130. Phone +92-946-723388, Mobile# 0092-345-9525666, see URL and e-mail.

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4. SEEKING TRAININGS FOR CIVILIANS IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW:
I am looking for information about trainings, seminars and short courses for civilian personnel working for human rights and international humanitarian law? Hope to hear from you. Many thanks, Dr. Edwin German P. Solis, e-mail.

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5. LOOKING FOR RESEARCH ABOUT HRE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (PARTICULARLY ZIMBABWE):
Dear All, Can someone please tell me if there have been any papers written on human rights education in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe)? Through my newly formed movement, Humanrights4life, I am advocating for the introduction of human rights as a subject, both in elementary and secondary schools. Can someone share with me whether this is a good idea? From my own experience, I strongly believe that human rights education might help shape the future of Zimbabwe’s leadership. I look forward to hearing more from you all. Tich Shumba, e-mail.

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6. LOOKING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN INDIA:
Dear list members, I received a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights in New Delhi, India. I now want to enroll in a PhD program related to human rights in India. Foreign universities are very costly and I belong to a poor family; please guide me. Thanks & regards, Prakash Chandra Tiwari, Mob: +919910407517, e-mail.

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