On May 15-16 at the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Youth Library named after M. Svetlov, the training of guides for the traveling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” was held.
Participants of the workshop were students of the Interregional higher professional school of printing and information technologies. During the event, they became familiar not only with the stands of the exhibition, containing 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 but also with the evolution of human rights, thereby creating a wide field for discussion and for information about human rights. The seminar was held in a relaxed atmosphere.
By June 1, the exhibition becomes a kind of platform for discussions on human rights and real issues of concern to each visitor and the community as a whole.
The travelling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights”, as well as the guideline to work with it, were 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 traveling educational exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” organized within the framework of initiatives implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, the Human Rights First project, supported by Global Affairs Canada and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Human Rights in Action programme, a part of the national educational program “We Understand Human Rights”.
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