On 15 and 16 March, the seminar on training of guides for the traveling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” was held in the premises of the Faculty of History of H. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.
Participants of the workshop were students of the Faculty of History. The event was part of the national educational program “We Understand Human Rights”.
During the workshop, students were able to get acquainted with the materials of the exhibition, which includes 25 stands. Stands contain statements of famous people and young activists who defend human rights, pictures and drawings, information about historical facts, quotations from documents and decisions of international bodies for human rights, and more, allowing a wide field for discussion and getting information about human rights.
The model of a traveling exhibition is a methodological tool for human rights education; its strength is that it allows attracting the attention of a wide range of people to the problems related to human rights and mobilizing local communities to influence formal education.
Also, its feature is that exhibition excursions are conducted by youth for youth.
The travelling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” was developed in 2011 by the NGO “MART”, the UHHRU member organization, with support from the International Renaissance Foundation, using expert materials and within the framework the action plan of the Ukraine-wide educational program “We Understand Human Rights”, as one of the steps to respond to the need for a systematic approach to human rights education. It enables to use these products as supplementary materials for learning and encourage discussion of human rights issues.
The Ukraine-wide tour of the traveling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” was organized by the USAID Human Rights in Action programme, implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, as part of the national educational program “We Understand Human Rights”.
The American people, through USAID, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years. In Ukraine, USAID provides assistance in areas such as economic development, democracy and governance, health and social sector. Since 1992, the US Agency for International Development has provided Ukraine with technical and humanitarian assistance worth 1.8 billion US dollars. More information about USAID programs in Ukraine is available on the official website of USAID ukraine.usaid.gov and Facebook facebook.com/USAIDUkraine.