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How to Document Human Right Violations

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Training to build skills of refugees in documenting human right violation cases
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How to Document Human Right Violations

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The Burmese refugee and asylum seeker community in Delhi amounts to approx. 10,000. Among them, the majority are the Chin people. There are many human rights violation cases undocumented as the refugees often do not know their rights. There is also weak networking among refugees. The training will give community members the skills to  improve documentation of human rights violations. If people report more cases, this can be used in advocacy at both local and international level. The training will also strenghten networking among refugees.

Your share will contribute to the costs of conducting the training, including hall rental, transportation, stationery, and honoraria for the trainers.

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Name of Organization Chin Human Rights Organization Delhi
About the Organisation

Logo CHROChin Human Rights organization (CHRO) is a non-governmental non-profit organization legally registered in Canada with branch offices in India, Thailand and in the United States.

Formed in 1995 by a group of Chin activists who began monitoring human rights situation in Chin State and Western Burma along the borders with India and Bangladesh, the CHRO has grown from a small organization to a well-respected and professionally managed human rights organization. The organization aims to promote and protect the rights of Chin people by educating and empowering them through training/workshops and also through advocacy work. The population served includes Chin in Chin state, Burma, as well as Chin refugees living in such countries as India and Malaysia.

Total Costs INR 24,780 (approx. CZK 9,000 / EUR 355 / USD 460)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 9,000
Total Number of Shares 18
Location West Delhi
Timeframe May - June 2013
Progress Update

The workshop was successfully completed in June 2013. The three-day workshop included separate sessions for representatives of community organizations, church leaders and youth representatives. Participants analysed problems faced by the Burmese community in Delhi a shared experiences about a variety of available services. In the second half of the workshop, basic technigues for documentation of rights violations were introduced. Participants pledged to further educate community members on their rights and to advocate when rights are violated.

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