The final workshop in the Institute’s Training of Trainers programme was held in Amman 6-10 May 2012. 15 participants from from governmental, non-governmental, national human rights institutions and academic institutions have undergone training since 2008 and are now Master Trainers in Human Rights.

The designed ToT-programme was included in the Institute’s proposal for a three-year regional programme, entitled “Building Human Rights Knowledge and Resources in the Middle East and North Africa”, approved for funding by Sida in November 2009.

The aim was that the participants in the ToT-programme should become Master Trainers in Human Rights. They should gain an in-depth knowledge of human rights issues that could be transferred to individuals and institutions in Arab societies. The participants were selected in 2008 and together with the Institute they designed the programme during a workshop in Alexandria, Egypt. Before the programme closed with the workshop in Amman two workshops focusing on both human rights theory and practice, including training techniques and methodology were carried out in Aqaba, Jordan, respective Lund, Sweden in 2010 and 2011.

Trainers/Experts on human rights from the Arab region in the Institute’s TOT-programme 2010-2012

Amor Boubakri
Tunisia
University teacher
Topics: CCPR, ESCR, IHRL, Criminal justice, Regional systems, Governance, Administration of justice, Rule of law, Refugee law
Languages: Arabic, French, English
Email: mrbbkr04@gmail.com
amor.boubakri@fdseps.rnu.tn
CV

Azza Shalaby
Egypt
Free lancer Gender advisor
Topics: Gender, HRW, VAW, CRC, gender mainstreaming to policies, associations, plans…etc.
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: azzashalaby@gmail.com
CV

Heba Qedwa
Palestine (Gaza)
Embassy staff Bahrain
Topics: Gender Equality, GBV and VAW., Reproductive Health Rights, Rights of People with Disability (PwD), CRC, Women rights in conflict and peace building, SC Resolution 1325, CEDAW
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: hebaqedwa@hotmail.com
CV

Mohammed Turki Alobaidi
Iraq
Deputy Director, legal department, Ministry of Human Rights, member of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Topics: General HRL, CRC, IHL, CRPD, refugee law, gender equality, Trafficking
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: mohammed_turkii@yahoo.com
m.al-obaidi@humanrights.gov.iq
CV

Nivine Ramses
Egypt
HR Consultant and Director of Technical Assistance and Social Services Consultants (TASSC).
Topics: Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Design and Implementation, CRC, CEDAW, CRPD, HR and development, HRBA, Gender mainstreaming, GBV, DV, VAW, FGM, International Humanitarian Law, NGO management and capacity building, Child protection policies.
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: niviner@yahoo.com, tassconsultants@imap.cc
CV

Nuha Muhreiz
Jordan
Trainer, Saudi Arabia
Topics: Gender, HRW, VAW, community empowerment, Reproductive health and rights
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: Nuhamuhreiz@gmail.com
CV

Refaat Sabbah
Palestine
General Director, Teacher Creativity Center
refat@teachercc.org

Rachid Aboutaieb
Morocco
HR Educator
Topics: HRE, ESCR, Gender and Human rights
Languages: Arabic, French, English
Email: raboutaieb@hotmail.fr, r.aboutaieb-acp@cuhd.org
CV

Rahma Izak Maine
Jordan
General Coordinator – Community Development Centre -NGO
Topics: Child right, CRC ,Protection policy, self development issues, Adolescents & participation, Youth civic and political participation, women rights: gender, CEDAW, political participation, PCM, Right based approach, result based management, Advocacy, lobbying & launching of grass root campaigns, PWD rights & convention
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: Rahma_maine@hotmail.com

Rana Al-Arja
Palestine
Kvinna till Kvinna
Topics: ICCPR, HRW, Nonviolence strategies & leadership
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: rana44s@hotmail.com
CV

Rania Hokayem
Lebanon
Project coordinator at ILO
Topics: Protection for Migrants and Refugees Rights, Labour rights and Human Rights of Workers, Gender mainstreaming and gender equality, Employment Counselling, Advocacy and Lobbying, Trafficking, Violence against women, Monitoring and documenting Human Rights violation, Accountability and, humanitarian quality management, Project management
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Email: hokayem@ilo.org; rhokayem@hotmail.com
CV

Salwa El Gantri
Tunisia/Egypt
Topics: Transitional Justice
Email: my2008selection@gmail.com / salwaelgantri@yahoo.fr
CV

Sawsan Tawil
Jordan
Director of human rights and Trainer at Ministry of Political Development
Topics: Youths and human rights, Gender and HR, Human Rights & Social Cause Representation, Program and Project Management, Training- Election Systems, Management Systems, Human Rights; and Cross Culture Management, International Relations, Public Relations, Information Management, Awareness Generation, Corporate Communication, Event Management, Fund Raising
Gap Analysis, Quality & Performance Management, Standardization, Benchmarking, Process Improvement, Communication & Interpersonal Networking, Group Dynamics, Conflict Resolution & Synergy
Languages: Arabic, English
Email: tawilsawsan@yahoo.com
CV

Wael Abu Nemeh
Palestine
Legal Advisor at NRC, Chairperson Palestinian Institute for Human Rights (PIHR)
Topics: IHL and health, protection of civilians and religion; Refugee law; IDPs; Human Rights treaties  and instruments, UN Human Rights Protection System
Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Email: wabunemeh@hotmail.com
CV