Human Rights Training and Capacity Building

A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Work
This training is designed to help civil society organizations in the United States use human rights principles to combat entrenched poverty, discrimination, and injustice. It provides concrete steps to social justice advocates for integrating international human rights principles into their work from framing the issues to identifying human rights-based strategies to ensure these rights are fulfilled for people. Using a participatory methodology, the training and accompanying manual combines short presentations with interactive activities including large group discussions, small group work, and role playing. The 12-hour training is broken down into three core modules that can be taught in a single intensive 2-day training or as separate sessions. To schedule a training and download the manual, please click here.

Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
This training walks practitioners through every step in the human rights monitoring process from documentation to advocacy, highlighting the best tools and practices used  around the world to bring human rights violations to light and to hold those responsible for human rights violations accountable. The training also details how to access United Nations’ system for protecting human rights and explores how organizations can work with UN bodies, including the treaty-based mechanisms for enforcing compliance with human rights obligations.