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Child Rights training workshop for the ‘link persons’

08/02/2012: Switzerland

Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), Geneva office, has developed a ten-day child rights training workshop. The workshop will be held mainly in Rome, at the General Administration’s headquarters, from the 21st of May to the 2nd of June. The intended participants are key personnel from the Marist Brothers’ Provinces around the world. These people, called ‘link persons’, are the contact people for FMSI in their Provinces and have a significant role in promoting the rights of children through advocacy efforts and conducting workshops within their own region. This workshop is intended to introduce them to the mechanisms of the United Nations, especially treaty monitoring bodies and the Universal Periodic Review and how to use these mechanisms to promote the rights of children and defend their rights in their own countries. The skills learnt in this workshop will equip the participants with the skills to conduct similar workshops in their region, as well as promote a rights-based approach for province organizations who work with children.

The program will embrace lectures, visits to the UN (in Geneva, Switzerland) for some UPR sessions, listen to guest speakers from permanent missions, UN agencies and other NGOs on how to engage in advocacy and establish support networks in this field of work. They will develop a Personal Action Plan for advocacy and child protection and equip them to lead child rights advocacy and training in their own Province.

The facilitators of the program will be:

Br. Jim Jolley, fms, Director of Advocacy and Training for FMSI, Geneva
Br. Manel Mendoza, fms, Advocacy Officer for FMSI, Geneva
Br. Vicente Falqueto, fms, Advocacy Officer for FMSI, Geneva.

The staff of FMSI Office in Rome will also be present. The course starts on the 21st of May and finishes at lunchtime on Saturday 2nd June.

The course will be in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

For more information contact: directorat@fmsi-onlus.org.

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