1. helmikuu 2023

Training and skills sharing on economic, social and cultural rights and discrimination


Aloituspäivä ja aika 01.02.2023 - 09:00
Päättymispäivä ja aika 01.02.2023 - 16:00
Ilmoittaudu viimeistään 27.01.2023 - 20:46
Paikka Fingo training room
Osoite Lintulahdenkuja 10 (2nd floor) Helsinki 00500
Yhteystiedot Johanna Harjunpää, koulutus@fingo.fi
Maksu Maksuton
Järjestäjä Suomalaiset kehitysjärjestöt − Finnish Development NGOs Fingo ry

Welcome to participate in a one day in person training on how to apply economic, social and cultural rights and non-discrimination in your advocacy work and development programmes. The trainers are experienced facilitators from the Center for Economic and Social Rights and Minority Rights group.

The training will focus on understanding the legal framework for economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and discrimination in order to practically apply the framework to development cooperation and development challenges, including the climate crisis.

The morning session will provide a thorough introduction to ESC rights and non-discrimination, applicable for those working on international development or human rights”. The morning session will consist of presentations on the key norms and international human rights law framework on ESCR and non-discrimination, including extraterritorial obligations, as a framework for research, analysis, and advocacy. The trainers will focus on specific rights such as the rights to water, health and education as examples and outline practical tools to assess the discriminatory impacts of policies on disadvantaged groups and individuals, with a focus on gender. The presentations will be followed by an interactive segment which will focus on questions, discussions, and skills sharing.

The afternoon session will consist of a workshop on how to use practical tools such as the Center on Economic and Social Rights’ OPERA (Outcomes, Policy Efforts, Resources, and Assessment) and decoding injustice frameworks. The sessions will involve interactive exercises and case studies for participants to be able to collect and analyse data and evidence about violations of ESCR and disparate impacts on marginalized groups to support research and advocacy. While the training will look at different forms of discrimination, there will be a specific opportunity available for those interested to look at the impact on Minorities and Indigenous Peoples.

Minority Rights Group International and the Center for Economic and Social Rights, along with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, are implementing a project funded by the Unit for Human Rights Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland entitled Realizing Rights for All: Tackling the Structural Drivers of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Deprivations Facing Marginalized Groups.

The trainings is free of charge and is conducted in English.

Bios of trainers:

Meghna Abraham, Center for Economic and Social Rights: Meghna Abraham is the Executive Director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR). She is an international human rights lawyer and expert on economic, social, and cultural rights. She has undertaken complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, advocacy and successful campaigns in all regions of the world. She worked at Amnesty International for over a decade including as the Director of Global Issues and Deputy Director/Head of Economic, Social and Cultural rights. She has taught at various universities and has extensive experience conducting training for staff of various NGOs. Meghna holds a BA LLB (Hons) degree from the National Law School of India University and BCL and MPhil in Law Degrees from the University of Oxford, where she was a Radhakrishnan Chevening Scholar.

Neil Clarke, Minority Rights Group: Neil Clarke is Head of Legal Programmes and EU Advocacy for Minority Rights Group, as well at the project manager for MRG’s Finnish MFA funded program on ESC Rights ‘Realising Rights for All’. Neils work encompasses the development of program interventions in cooperation with minority and indigenous partner organisations in the field of human rights advocacy and CSO capacity building. Neil joined MRG in 2004 and has worked with the organisation in a number of capacities, including Managing Director or Minority Rights Group Europe and as part of MRGs Africa and Asia programmes teams. Neil is currently based in Brussels, where he also coordinates MRGs engagement with EU institutions.