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Human Rights Awareness Raising on selected topics

The Centre culturel et de recherche Ernst Jean-Baptiste conducted a series of activities to inform segments of the population of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on general human rights issues: books were purchased for the library of the centre, a drawing competition on environment was organized in schools and advertised through two radio programmes. Conferences on the situation of human rights in the country were held at university. Approximately 3000 copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were distributed to youth so as to be disseminated through their communities and schools; roundtables on violence against women were organized on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The activities received such large media coverage that the NGO was invited to attend a debate at the national radio.

Human Rights Education in the School System

Université Quisqueya, based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti produced a human rights education manual for teachers of the primary and secondary school, and conducted a series of related presentations in schools. The manual addressed human rights issues related to childhood. A group of teachers has been identified to use the pilot version of the manual in their classroom; based on their feedback, the manual was adapted to the needs identified.