This week RWI, in partnership with the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) in Zimbabwe commences the 5th Professional Training Programme on Human Rights for Zimbabwe.
This time the programme has a youth focus, targeting emerging leaders in politics, the business community, professional associations, student associations, civil society, academia and traditional leadership.
The youth is an important target group, as they are the leaders of tomorrow, says Mikael Johansson, Senior Policy Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Human Rights at RWI.
During the week, the participants will receive an overview of international, regional and national standards and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights. The course will be followed up with a two-week study tour to Sweden in August, where after the participants will develop individual human rights projects for the benefit of their institutions, to be followed up on by RWI and CALR later in the year.
The Programme forms part of a larger RWI Human Rights Capacity Development Programme for Zimbabwe, funded by Swedish Development Cooperation. The overall objective of the programme is to contribute towards enhanced enjoyment of constitutional rights in Zimbabwe, through legislation, policies, practices and decision making being increasingly informed by international human rights standards and principles.