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Name Child Rights Programming
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Objectives This e-learning course introduces staff members of (international) development agencies and NGOs to child rights programming. 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.

Participants will deepen their knowledge about project and programme development from a child rights perspective and learn how to apply the principles of children's right to be heard, non-discrimination, and best interests, and accountability to various phases of project planning and implementation. The course will focus on practical tools for child rights situation assessment, programme planning, implementation, child rights indicators, and monitoring and evaluation within the child rights-based conceptual framework.
Area of expertise children rights
Content Week 1. Introduction to the Human Rights-Based Approach and Child Rights Programming
Week 2. Children's Rights Standards and Principles
Week 3. Key components and principles of Child Rights Programming
Week 4. "Child Participation" - Children as active agents in their own development
Week 5. "Open week"
Week 6. Child Rights Situation Analysis and Planning
Week 7. Programme Design
Week 8. Monitoring and Evaluation
Weeks 9-10. Analysis of Child Rights Programming: Case Study
Week 11. Becoming a Child Rights Focused Organisation or Network
Language English
Methodology used The course involves approximately 60 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over an 11-week period, beginning on 6 February 2013. 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 Instructors: Peter Dixon
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation.
Number of participants 25
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e886pi353fd799a5
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. It is assumed that applicants are familiar with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and with the basic concepts of programming (e.g. the programme cycle, including: situation analysis, setting priorities, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), and have a basic understanding of good practice in child advocacy or relief and development work. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage hrea.org/learn/elearning/child-rights-programming/

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