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Promoting Religious Co-existence and Minority Rights in South Asia

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination (IMADR), South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) and Jagaran Nepal organised a training of trainers on ‘Promoting Religious Co-existence and Minority Rights in South Asia’,  Kathmandu, Nepal from 30 June – 3 July 2019. 

In recent years, in South Asia, there has been a rise in religious intolerance resulting in an increase in cases of violence against minority groups. Therefore, there is a need to strengthen the knowledge and skills of human rights defenders to respond to such violations such that they can more effectively work for the promotion and protection of the rights of the victims. In this context this training was organized which consisted of participants from India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The participants were trained in topics such as creating space for learning and reflection, Human Rights concepts and contexts, Importance of Information, Basics of Information collection – sources, Evidence gathering, corroboration and assessment of evidence, Applying standards in defining Human Rights Violations, Collection of Information through interviewing, Basics of Recording Information, Basics of Writing a fact-finding report and planning and conducting a fact-finding mission.  

 

More photos of the programme can be found under our gallery