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The educational human rights exhibition was opened at a higher educational institution in Zaporizhia

The traveling exhibition “Everyone Has the Right to Know Their Rights” was held at the Zaporizhia Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education.

On April 18, 2017, the exhibition’s opening was held in Zaporizhia. School and university students of the city visited the exhibition. The peculiarity is that the exhibition tours are guided by youth – students who have received special training before, based on the “peer to peer” principle of education.

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During the training seminar for guides, participants familiarized themselves with 25 exhibition stands that contain statements of famous people and young activists, who defend human rights; photographs and drawings, information about historical facts, quotations from documents and decisions of international human rights and more, allowing a wide field for discussion on human rights.

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The exhibition is a unique platform for such discussions on topical issues of concern to each visitor and the community as a whole.

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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.

NGO “MART” is a non-political non-profit organization, focusing on civil society development, as well as human rights education, monitoring of human rights observance, public interests advocacy through mechanisms of human rights protection. 

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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