Since 2015, the climate in Poland has deteriorated for raising awareness of human rights and for human rights activists as well. Only an integrated approach which incorporates an impact on public awareness on the one hand and on decision-makers on the other, can change this.
The project will serve to build pro-human rights attitudes among young people, and at the same time enhance the advocacy skills of activists themselves. Under the project, a publication will be produced for teachers on the challenges that exist with respect to human rights in Poland. The publication will contain tools for educating young people and involving them in action to promote human rights. The publication will be supplied to at least 1 000 teachers. There will also be a series of offline and online meetings for 20 teachers, 50 workshops for 500 young people, and five mentoring workshops for 50 young people to train participants to conduct five of their own human rights promotion campaigns.
In addition, human rights activists’ advocacy skills will be improved. In this regard, training is envisaged for ten leaders of watchdog and advocacy measures, as well as ten watchdog initiatives, and a guide on how to conduct local monitoring of human rights and take measures towards local authorities for change. The publication will be received by 100 organisations. The partner in the project, Amnesty International Norway, will play an advisory and consulting role, by sharing knowledge and best practices. In the project, a study tour will also be organised by the partner, to learn about the methods and achievements in education regarding human rights and intercultural education.