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Name Child Rights-Based Approaches (Advanced Course)
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives This advanced e-learning course introduces staff members of (international) development agencies and NGOs to child rights-based approaches. A child rights-based approach is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international children’s rights standards and operationally directed to promoting, protecting and fulfilling children’s human rights. Essentially, a child rights-based approach integrates the norms, standards and principles of the international human rights system into the plans, policies and processes of programme development for children.
Area of expertise children rights
Content Week 1: Foundations: Introduction to the Core Concepts of Childhoods and a Human Rights-based Approach
Week 2: Children’s Rights Standards and Principles
Week 3: Child Rights Systems and Institutions
Week 4: Key Components and Principles of Child Rights Programming
Week 5: Child Participation – Children as Active Agents
Week 6: Child Rights Situation Analysis
Week 7: Programme Design and Implementation
Week 8: “Open Week”
Week 9: Child Rights Programming: Case Study
Week 10: Monitoring and Evaluaton
Week 11:Becoming a Child Rights-Focused Organisation
Language English
Methodology used This certificate course involves approximately 50 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over an 11-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. The course instructor will provide individualised feedback where appropriate. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions.
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Delivered by Peter Dixon has been an independent consultant and trainer on child rights and child rights programming since 2002 providing support and advice to national and international NGOs, and UN agencies in over 25 countries.
Degree/Certificate Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.
Number of participants 25The maximum number of co25
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07edg5hh74ee89a2b9
Admission requirements The course is intended for staff members of development and children’s rights/social justice organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies like UNICEF. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 725
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/child-rights-programming/

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