Thursday, 30 June 2011

PUBLICATION: Manual on Human Rights Education for Active Citizenship in Angola

The Manual “Do Direito e...Do Esquerdo! Promoção de uma cultura dos direitos humanos para uma cidadania activa e participativa em Angola”, was developed in the framework of the Project “Promoção de uma cultura dos direitos humanos para una cidadania activa e participativa em Angola”,(Promotion of a human rights culture for active citizenship in Angola) implemented by VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (International Volunteers for Development) and Salesians of Don Bosco and was sponsored by the European Project 2008 “EIDHR - EUROPEAN INSTRUMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS”.

This Project endorsed the wider objective of:
strengthening civil society through the promotion of the active participation and individual and social commitment contributing to empower people, especially young people, to play leading roles in their own development and in the development of their communities fighting social exclusion and creating a strong base for their meaningful participation at local and national levels.

The Project promoted the establishment of a Committee on Human Rights, composed of young people, that promoted an educational strategy in Human Rights in several areas: Primary and Secondary schools, vocational training centers, youth groups, associations, media, etc. as well as the creation of an information center for documentation, training and preparation of teaching materials for the promotion of Human Rights Education in different settings through the use of media (e.g. Radio space; a blog on Human Rights: http://mundodedireitos.blogspot.com/ )

One of the main goals of the Project was the elaboration of a Manual on Human Rights Education “Do Direito e...Do Esquerdo! Promoção de uma cultura dos direitos humanos para uma cidadania activa e participativa em Angola”, an educational and training tool for people who are active in education (both formal and non formal) as educators, trainers, teachers, young leaders, human rights promoters, young people (peer to peer education) and who are, for various reasons, interested in Human Rights based participatory education. The main objective of the Manual is to promote Human Rights Education, Education to Democratic Citizenship, Social Justice and Solidarity.

The Manual is available in Portuguese. For further information please contact:

Gabriella Patriziano
, VIS Human Rights Office (VIS – Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo 126, via Appia Antica 00179, Rome)(Italy)