Bridging our Diversities: An International Forum on the Role of Human Rights Education Responding to Global Challenges

Event Details

+ 20 speakers // + 46 workshops // + 300 participants
November 30 – December 3, 2017 in Montreal, Canada

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges.

This 3.5-day conference will assemble participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education.

Theme // Bridging our Diversities:
In our globalized world today, we are experiencing more and more conflict based on ethnic, religious, and socio-economic identities and differences. Communities are struggling to respond to the impact of global migration patterns and the challenges associated with managing greater diversity.
As our understanding of human rights and equality continues to evolve, we are constantly challenged to ensure the equitable participation of women, youth and groups that have been marginalized, including indigenous peoples; refugees/newcomers; visible minorities; lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people; and people living with disabilities.
More than ever, there is a need for approaches that promote understanding, respect, inclusion, equality and reconciliation.

Human rights education is a key strategy in this regard. At the Conference, we will work together to develop a dynamic articulation of the value of human rights education as well as document a collection of innovative and effective strategies and practices to respond to current global challenges.

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The Conference will be bilingual, in French and English.


Organized by :
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Concordia University
McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
UQAM | Université du Québec à Montréal
Western Sydney University (Australia)


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