The Ten December Academy in Cambodia will be organised by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on an annual basis. The purpose of the Academy is to celebrate the International Human Rights Day and to increase the knowledge and skills among university professors/lecturers to teach human rights topics at their home universities. The focus of the Academy will shift from year to year. The focus of the 2013 Ten December Academy is Human Rights of Women. The Academy 2013 is implemented in Sihanoukville, Cambodia 10-14 December.
The Academy aims at strengthening the capacities of professors/lecturers at Universities in Cambodia to effectively use different types of teaching methodologies and at the same time improve participants’ substantial knowledge and skills in a specific human rights area. The Academy targets university professors/ lecturers who are teaching, or will in the near future teach, human rights. Universities are invited to nominate professors/lecturers to the Academy. Participation in the Academy is free of charge and financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.The Ten December Academy is a component of the Institute’s Human Rights Capacity Development Programme in Cambodia 2013-2017. The core focus of the programme is to support human rights education and research at academic institutions in Cambodia. However, the Programme has two main objectives:
- To strengthen institutional capacities of selected academic institutions to develop and deliver high-quality human rights education and research as well as provide an academic platform for human rights debates and dialogue; and
- To strengthen the capacity of strategically selected government institutions to fulfil their obligations in accordance with international human rights standards.