Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Norwegian Helsinki Committee

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has joined the DARE Network blog.

We have been involved in human rights education since the beginning of the 1990s. The aim of our work is to transmit knowledge about human rights, multi-cultural understanding and peaceful conflict resolution, in order to create a “human rights culture”. In this way, we wish to encourage people to be involved in society and to meet other groups of people with an open and positive attitude. The objectives of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s human rights education are: to transmit knowledge about and understanding of human rights, multi-cultural understanding and peaceful conflict resolution, as well as the institutions that develop, promote and protect these values; to transmit knowledge about the relationship between human rights and the individual person; to create understanding of how the human rights can contribute to improved relations between people, a fairer society, and conditions for individuals to live a full life; to create a meeting place for dialogue between people with different backgrounds.

We arrange Human Rights Schools in regions such as the Balkans, Russia, Norway and other regions. A Human Rights School is a 9 day course in human rights, multi-cultural understanding and peaceful conflict resolution. The main focus of our educational work are the youth, but we also organize schools and courses for teachers, journalists, public administration officials, refugees, policeforce and prison employees and others.

For more information about the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and our work in human rights education www.nhc.no.