Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New DARE member: Humanity in Action Germany

Humanity in Action (HIA) is a Euro-transatlantic consortium of currently six organizations (Germany, Poland, France, Netherlands, Denmark, USA) which aims to promote human rights by instilling the values of human dignity and respect for minorities in a new generation of social, cultural, and political leaders.

HIA believes that an important test of a genuine democracy is how it treats its racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, and that the commitment to democratic values cannot be taken for granted. HIA engages student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries, and builds a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments.

Humanity in Action is currently developing simulation scenarios for the use in adult education. A recent example is "Understanding the mechanisms of 89: A simulation game on regime change for youth and adult multipliers" – see http://dare-network.blogspot.com/2009/06/89-regime-change-simulation-presented.html

The Berlin HIA office welcomes initiatives for European and transatlantic cooperation projects with other DARE network partners! Please get in touch with Antje Scheidler (Director, Berlin Office) or Anne Stalfort (Director Cooperations).

See www.humanityinaction.org/germany for contact information and more details on our current activities.