The Center for Human Rights, College of Law and Governance studies of Addis Ababa University under Project STRACE-CHR conducted training of trainers from June 25-29, 2018 in Addis Ababa.
The training was given to 36 individuals drawn mainly from local universities and other local organizations in the Addis Ababa, Adama, Ambo, Hawassa, Semera and Gambella such as justice offices, courts, Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association and Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association.
Yitaktu Tibebu, sub-project manager of community based human rights promotion and protection welcomed the participants and explained the purpose of the training that it acquaints the trainees with designing, organizing and conducting participatory human rights training programs; human rights in general and rights of women, children, workers, migrants and persons with disabilities with the focus on recurrent human rights violations encountered by these vulnerable groups.
Kuribachew Hailu, training and support coordination officer of the project on her part said that individuals who were trained will train community members drawn from membership based associations such as local elders, Idirs, women associations and labor unions to promote human rights awareness in general and the rights of the targeted vulnerable groups within their communities in a sustainable manner.
The Project to Support Teaching, Research and Community Engagement in Human Rights (STRACE –CHR) was launched on June 1, 2018 so as to support the university’s efforts of teaching, research and community engagement in Human Rights.