Human rights training for teachers in Kurdistan [EN/AR/KU]

Report
from UN Assistance Mission for Iraq
Published on 19 Nov 2017 View Original

Erbil, 19 November 2017- the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq organized a four-day training course in Erbil for 23 teacher, including 9 females, during 13 – 16 November on human rights education. This was the second in a series of courses organized by HRO and supported by the Flemish Government and the Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

Mr. Yousif Othman, Director-General of the Planning Department in Ministry of Education in KR-I welcomed the training, which targets Public School teachers in KR-I. He also highlighted the importance of mainstreaming human rights principles in the curricula and teaching methods and techniques.

Ms. Shahla Saeed, Human Rights Education Project Manager at HRO emphasized the role of teachers in influencing students' attitudes in line with human rights values and fundamental freedoms in schools.

The overall goal of the training focused on raising awareness of teachers and supervisors of secondary schools on human rights education in Erbil Governorate and its surroundings and districts (Soran, Koya, Khabat, Makhmour and Shaqlawa).

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Khalid Dahab, Deputy Director of Public Information/Deputy Spokesperson

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 194 0146, Email: Dahab@un.org<mailto:Dahab@un.org>

or the UNAMI Public Information Office: unami-information@un.org<mailto:unami-information@un.org>