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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163955
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Human Dignity (for Human Security)
Author(s):
Hopkins, Tara
Author Details:
Tara Hopkins, Co-ordinator, Civic Involvement Projects, Sabanci University, Orhanli - Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey, email: tara@sabanciuniv.edu
Abstract:
This paper is the basis of a workshop that focuses on training for Human Dignity (for Human Security), a program designed to empower those working with children and youth in areas of violence and poverty as well as activities for children themselves. The focus is more on the practical than the theoretical side pertaining to rights. The basis of this training is human rights from a practical perspective while also including international treaties on rights. This is based on the belief that if people do not have the resources to realize their rights and do not believe they are entitled to those rights, there is little point in teaching them about international agreements and articles. In order for people to take their lives forward, they must believe that they are worthy of a good life and be provided the wherewithal to understand personal dignity, if not already understood. If one has self-dignity, one is better equipped to show dignity to others; hence, Human Dignity (for Human Security). The workshop will begin with an overview of the training manual, and then move directly to using creativity and activities for participants to join: gender empowerment, requirements for a good quality of life, and basic activities that form the basis for human rights education. The materials for this training come from international sources and have been modified and tailored specifically to address impoverished children who have recently or currently live in situations of violence and those working with this audience. They can subsequently be modified for any audience and participants will be encouraged to add their own experiences for all to benefit from under this topic. The session will also include an overview of our own training program, 3 Steps to Human Rights Education, which includes intense training on rights, practice and implementation. It is hoped that participants will contribute to the ideas and offer both constructive criticism as well as suggestions for how the program can be improved. Cooperation will be encouraged.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHuman Dignity (for Human Security)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Taraen_US
dc.author.detailsTara Hopkins, Co-ordinator, Civic Involvement Projects, Sabanci University, Orhanli - Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey, email: tara@sabanciuniv.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163955-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is the basis of a workshop that focuses on training for Human Dignity (for Human Security), a program designed to empower those working with children and youth in areas of violence and poverty as well as activities for children themselves. The focus is more on the practical than the theoretical side pertaining to rights. The basis of this training is human rights from a practical perspective while also including international treaties on rights. This is based on the belief that if people do not have the resources to realize their rights and do not believe they are entitled to those rights, there is little point in teaching them about international agreements and articles. In order for people to take their lives forward, they must believe that they are worthy of a good life and be provided the wherewithal to understand personal dignity, if not already understood. If one has self-dignity, one is better equipped to show dignity to others; hence, Human Dignity (for Human Security). The workshop will begin with an overview of the training manual, and then move directly to using creativity and activities for participants to join: gender empowerment, requirements for a good quality of life, and basic activities that form the basis for human rights education. The materials for this training come from international sources and have been modified and tailored specifically to address impoverished children who have recently or currently live in situations of violence and those working with this audience. They can subsequently be modified for any audience and participants will be encouraged to add their own experiences for all to benefit from under this topic. The session will also include an overview of our own training program, 3 Steps to Human Rights Education, which includes intense training on rights, practice and implementation. It is hoped that participants will contribute to the ideas and offer both constructive criticism as well as suggestions for how the program can be improved. Cooperation will be encouraged.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:33Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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