The Train the Trainer program aims to create skilled Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) from religious minority communities, who are capable of independently handling human rights violations at the local level. Training is divided into 2 stages. The first stage involves training "master trainers" in the years 2020 and 2022. HRDs will perform a capability test which provides the opportunity to receive a certificate from GHRD enabling the master trainer to lead and train and other members in his/her local community. In the second stage, master trainers will go back to their local communities and conduct training sessions for local minority HRDs in the years 2021 and 2023.
Local Human Rights Defenders belonging to the minority communities will be required to apply to GHRD’s local implementing partner for the Train the Trainer program. Details of the program will be published on the website, social media and throughout the minority platform (NGO’s and other institutional actors working on rights of minorities).
Participants will be selected on basis of the following eligibility criteria:
Minimum of 1 year experience working on human rights issues at the local level.
Completed bachelor’s degree.
Good communication skills, strong command of English and the local language as per the programme.
Keen interest in development of minority rights.
Participants will be required to submit their CV (curriculum vitae), 1 letter of recommendation and 1 cover letter, detailing their interest in the program and the reason for perusing the training program.
Participants will be selected in accordance with GHRD’s gender criteria, at least 50% of the participants will be woman. Special emphasis will be placed on the selection of trainers from economically weaker sections of society and from rural areas. Inputs provided by GHRD’s local implementing partner regarding suitability of the candidates will also be taken into account.
Before the program has commenced, each participant will be required to sit an exam that is designed to test their knowledge of human rights law, certain human rights issues, ethical work practices and logical reasoning. This will be used to measure whether the participant has been able to build upon their pre-existing knowledge by attending this program.
At the end of each subject module, the participant will complete an evaluation about the topics covered. This is to ensure that they fully comprehend the material covered. Moreover, at the end of the program, they will have to undertake a final examination that will determine that they understand the fundamental concepts taught during this course and have retained the material that they learned in each module. It will also be a way to determine how much they have progressed since they took the first exam at the beginning of the course. By passing this final exam, they will receive the official certificate of completion. During Stage 1, any participant that scores higher than 70% on the final exam will achieve the status of master trainer’ and will be able to provide training programs to future human rights defenders.