Workshop dates: July 20 - August 7, 2020
Synchronous (live) activities: Participants are expected to take part in all four live sessions.
-July 24th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM
-July 28th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM: Special live expert panel “COVID-19, migration and human rights: impact and solutions”
-July 31st, 9:30AM - 12:00PM
-August 7th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Overview: This interactive virtual workshop is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools to apply a human rights lens to their work regarding refugee or migrant populations. It is divided into five virtual modules (asynchronous) and four live virtual sessions (synchronous). The workshop sheds light on the migration phenomenon using a human rights approach; gives a comprehensive and practical overview of current migration flows worldwide; uses a comparative perspective taking into consideration different practices, contexts, trends and challenges; and identifies the migration and human rights nexus, the international human rights framework applicable in the context of migration, and the various actors and their roles in migration governance. It will also explore promising practices that promote and protect the human rights of migrants in different regions and contexts and analyze their challenges and opportunities. Finally, the workshop will guide and enable participants to develop a customized action plan on how to engage and apply a human rights approach to migration in their area of work.
This workshop is designed for:
-Practitioners working on human rights and migration issues and those looking to engage in work with migrant and refugees communities;
-Human rights defenders and advocates;
-Journalists covering human rights and migration topics;
-Students and scholars working with/interested in human rights and migration issues.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
-Examine the migration and human rights nexus, apply this analysis to significant global/regional migration challenges and explore human rights friendly solutions for those challenges.
-Identify and apply the key principles of the international human rights normative framework as it applies to specific cases and situations.
-Analyze the impact of COVID-19 on migrant rights and explore human rights solutions/responses.
-Put into practice examples of cooperation in the area of migration governance between various actors.
-Examine promising practices, develop a customized action plan, and develop effective strategies on how to apply these to the participants' own area of work.
Workshop Facilitator: Gianna Alessandra Sanchez Moretti is a Doctor in Law with international and field experiences since 2009, mainly within the UN system in numerous countries. Her areas of expertise include human rights, education, migration, training, eLearning and sustainable development. She has collaborated with civil society, academia and government actors in education, human rights and migration related activities worldwide, and has published various articles and works in these areas in several languages. Dr. Sanchez Moretti is the Academic Director of the Virtual Learning Division at the CEPA Foundation, a foundation that fosters intercultural and cross-cultural dialogue. She is also a founding member of Moving Voices International, a non-profit association working for the human rights of migrants and refugees worldwide.
A Certificate of Participation will be granted to those who complete the training. Individuals who complete three workshops of the Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series Certificate of Participation.
Regular rate: $400
Register by July 3rd for an Early Bird rate of $350 . Discount code: EARLYBIRD.
Columbia students are eligible for a 40% discount if enrolled by July 3rd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.