March 17-21, Hong Kong
The Human Rights Committee meeting will evaluate the programs in 2011-2012 and discuss follow-up plan for the WSCF Human Rights Program in the next two years. The HR Committee Meeting will bring together the 6 members of the HR Committee, the HR Coordinator and Regional Secretary to develop the WSCF AP Regional Human Rights Advocacy Framework and Campaign Plan for 2-13-2014. They will also revise the HRJP Training module. The Advocacy and Campaign plan produced by the meeting will be a guideline for national movements in developing their Human Rights work in the national level in the next two years. The planning workshop will also include studies on the thematic areas of the HRJP, meeting with groups and network with HR group. The committee will also decide the candidate for the HRJP coordinator.
The Human Rights Defenders Training Workshop for Students aims to provide students with the skills for human rights advocacy work, develop a Human Rights campaign strategy, provide them with human rights framework of analysis by looking at the varied aspects of human rights issues from different perspective. At the end of the workshop, the participants would have become equipped with basic knowledge and skills as Human Rights Defenders and Advocates. Specifically, the HRD Training aims to: Better understand the rights of HRDs and mechanisms to protect HRDs at national and international levels; Work for human rights in Asia Pacific countries and gather support in campaigning these issues in the SCMs and churches in the Asia-Pacific region; Acquire and develop skills in the human rights and peace works from the SCMs, church groups, Non Government Organization (NGO) and Peace Organization (PO) in the Asia Pacific region; Strengthen Human Rights Support Group human rights desk in the SCMs. 20 to 25 young SCM members from the AP region will attend the said workshop.