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NHRC preparing dossiers for human rights education

New Delhi, PTI :

Concerned over the tardy progress in human rights education in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is preparing dossiers for creating awareness in the field among university-level students. Experts are being roped in to write essays for the dossiers based on their own experience in the field with the aim of creating awareness among the students and getting them interested in the topic, an NHRC spokesperson said here today. It was felt that these dossiers should make all related information available at one place, contain practical suggestions and thus be of such quality that they help in developing curricula for the University.

The NHRC had held a meeting with experts and academicians here on February 20, organised jointly with the NGO Karnataka Women’s Information and Resource Centre, which deliberated on how to prepare dossiers on human rights education for the University-level students.

Addressing the meeting, NHRC Chairperson Justice A S Anand said the idea of preparing the dossiers was not to bring out yet another textbook for the University students but to generate awareness and get the students interested.

He also regretted the slow progress that human rights education has made ever since it was highlighted in the mid-1980’s and also the neglect of economic, social and cultural rights.

At the meeting, it was felt that the dossiers should also highlight the human rights scenario faced in the villages and should be a comprehensive project.

Preparation of multimedia training mahow to teach the issue of human rights was suggested.