Free Online Course on Minority Rights and Advocacy
September 10th, 2012
Minority Rights Group (MRG) is offering a free online course under the Global Advocacy Programme (GAP) for those working for the rights of minorities across Africa, Asia and Europe. GAP aims to support representatives of minority communities to use international and regional mechanisms effectively to demand for an improvement of the lives of their communities.
Although there are several international and regional mechanisms for the protection of minority rights such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights or the UN Forum on Minority Issues, there is really very little knowledge about them is known to various organizations working for minorities.
“Since 2009, GAP has become instrumental in supporting minority activists from all over the world to acquire the necessary knowledge of international and regional mechanisms.” It focuses on key regional mechanisms for the protection of minority rights: the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
You can access this free online course at this link: http://www.minorityrightscourse.org