Building knowledge and skills on human rights monitoring for young activists
26 August 2021
The workshop aimed to empower activists with knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of practical human rights work.
Baghdad, 23 August 2021: News from UNAMI Human Rights Office: 26 young activists from Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf and Hillah participated in a one-day workshop on human rights, organized in co-operation with the NGO Moja and hosted at the premises of the Al-Amal Association. Participants discussed next to an introduction to human rights law, basic principles of human rights monitoring as well as election-related human rights violations and reflected on experiences from their own regions. The workshop aimed to empower activists with knowledge and skills to gain a better understanding of practical human rights work while reflecting on the relevant legal framework. Alfadhel, a participant from Najaf commented on the workshop: “ This training highlighted the importance of concrete and documented information regarding human rights monitoring. If something is not reported then it did not happen”.