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Seminar on Exclusion – part 3

After a good night’s sleep and hearty breakfast, we were looking forward to starting day six as it involved an afternoon trip to Ganja. As the trip was only scheduled for towards the end of the afternoon, we had a morning session devoted to “the ladder of participation.” First the facilitators introduced us to the … Continue reading

Seminar on Exclusion – part 2

With the introductions over and our expectations and fears clearly discussed, it was time to become a cohesive team to able to work together. The third day started with establishing group rules which included listening and respecting each other. This serious activity was followed by some very necessary teambuilding activities. We played games under the … Continue reading

Seminar on Exclusion – part 1

Several UNPO staff members, from both the Brussels and the The Hague offices, recently traveled to Azerbaijan to take part in a Youth in Action Seminar entitled “On the Edge – Inclusion Across Borders”. As we arrived some two days prior to the start of the seminar in Ganja, the second biggest city of Azerbaijan, … Continue reading

Discover the Caucasus – Human Rights in Armenia Part 3

Day six, the final day of the visit part of this study visit, took us to Yerevan where we would visit two NGO’s namely PINK Armenia and the Women’s Resource Centre, first up was PINK Armenia. Public Information in Need of Knowledge Armenia (PINK Armenia) is an NGO that focus on sexual health, human rights … Continue reading

Discover the Caucasus – Human Rights in Armenia Part 2

We woke up on the fourth day looking forward to an exciting day filled with interesting discussions with both NGO’s and the locals. All of the study visits on this day took place in Vanadzor and the first organization we visited was the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly of Vanadzor (HCAV). When the HCAV was first founded … Continue reading

Discover the Caucasus – Human Rights in Armenia Part 1

One UNPO Staff Member traveled to Armenia to take part in a Youth in Action Study Visit entitled “Discover the Caucasus – Human Rights in Armenia”. I arrived in Yerevan in the wee hours of the morning where a taxi waited for me which would take me to the central hub for this study visit: … Continue reading

Reflections on SpeakOut! 2013

  SpeakOut! is a training event designed to bring together young activists and UNPO Members from a wide range of nations and backgrounds with an interest in human rights, in order to learn and develop a working knowledge of human rights advocacy. Participants engage in a negotiation exercise.   The goal of SpeakOut! is to successfully train youth about … Continue reading

International Women’s Day Highlights the Importance of Equality and Empowerment

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. Originally a political celebration of working women in the Soviet Union, today Women’s Day is spent in various fashions all over the world, organisations often do it by highlighting empowerment issues, and at home men buy flowers for their female partners. Here at the UNPO we understand and … Continue reading

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