More than 50 Youths have benefitted from the “Train-the-Trainers” Spiral Model Learning program called the Global Rights Connect.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the one day sensitization, The Executive Director of YOUTHS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY CENTRE, FYNEFACE DUMNAMENE FYNEFACE described the model as the for human rights development Program using asynchronous and synchronous sessions. He said The asynchronous session allows students and participants on the Equitas website online, study choice because the model emphasizes on the delivery of learning experiences that are built on proven models that allows the learning process to start with the experience of the participants, looks for and presents patterns of learning.
DUMNAMENE FYNEFACE , gave a breakdown of the Week 1 To 9 training Manuals as follows:
Week 1, is about ground rules development in human rights work, spiral learning model as adopted for the training by Equitas, Canada as well as ways of recognizing how to give and receive positive and negative feedbacks for human rights education and advocacy works.
week 2 . learned and compared my personal concept of human rights with those of other Global Rights Connection participants from around the world; essential elements of building human rights culture in my society and complementarity of my role as a human rights educator and activist.
In week 3, I learned and reflected on the universality of human rights, my values and approaches as well as a productive discussion of conflicting perspectives of human rights.
week 4, gender issues, some gender inequalities were learnt. These were followed by learning on the role of human rights education in working towards equality as well as some tools to fight against gender inequalities.
In week 5, human rights education in building a culture of human rights, broader context of influencing human rights education and defense in Nigeria my country and ways of situating my human rights education in the broader context of my human rights work were learnt
In Week 6, learning was based on Human Rights Standards and Instruments. Under this learning, all standard human rights instruments and mechanisms were identified, listed, presented and learned about.
In week 7, the learning is based on the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA). Elements of the foundation of HRBA, rationale for implementing HRBA and the value it adds to development in a society were learnt. The week’s activity concluded with identifying opportunities and challenges in the implementation of the HRBA.
GENDER is a social construct. It is a recent development used to ensuring that both male and female sexes are mainstreamed in activities and programs for equality, involvement and carried along in the scheme of things.
Gender is used to ensure social inclusion among others. What gender makes to me when talked about is that it tries to paint a picture that ensures that no one is left behind but included in the scheme of things. Gender does not only mean “women”.
The group of women most marginalized in our community is the uneducated and widows. Others are those living with disabilities.
The reason is that they do not see them as people that can make any impact and are therefore not involved in the scheme of things. CSOs and human rights defenders like you and me are better placed in fighting for gender equality because we directly interface with the local communities, groups and have access to the media for sensitization and awareness creation to change the mindset of men and people on gender issues
COVID-19 has cause more inequality gaps and thrown more women into poverty than the men. he called on policy makers to give more attention to jobs and opportunity creation for women who lost their jobs and sources of income as a result of COVID-19
INDIVIDUAL PLAN IMPLEMENTATION FOR PUTTING GLOBAL RIGHTS CONNECTION (GRC) LEARNING EXPERIENCE INTO ACTION WITH “ONE MILLION YOUTH VOLUNTEERS NETWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND PROMOTERS IN THE NIGER DELTA”