Human Rights Workshops for Young People and Teachers in Bulgaria

During two days in October, 40 teachers and pupils from four Bulgarian municipalities learned about human rights, dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution.  

The workshops took place in Sofia and were activities in the "Human Rights Lens» project which is led by Partners Bulgaria Foundation (PBF) with Human Rights Academy (HRA) as cooperation partner. Trainers were Daniela Kalorova and Aneta Kalcheva from PBF and Eugenia Khoroltseva and Lillian Hjorth from HRA. 

The workshops aimed at enriching the participants´ competence about human rights and connected subjects. Afterwords the youth will use their new knowledge when they are to take pictures and produce videos from their local communities which - in their view - have to do with challenges concerning human rights and discrimination towards vulnerable groups.

Both the adults and the young were very satisfied and gave the workshops top evaluations.     

The Human Rights Lens Project 

The Human Rights Lens project will enrich the participating youth and student councils from Varshets, Montana, Blagoevgrad and Gotse Delchev with knowledge and skills on how to apply the human rights approach in analyzing social events and capture elements of reality by confronting discriminatory practices against vulnerable groups. In the long run, the project will help strengthen the institutional capacity of schools and other educational institutions by proposing ideas for changes in human rights education and concrete practices for their implementation. Young people will be able to mobilize more easily, empathize with the vulnerable and counteract negative stereotypes and acts of hatred towards them.

Human Rights Lens  is funded by the Active Citizens Fund, Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.