August 21, 2013
Executive Director, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip lighting the lamp at the program. (L to R: Chief Guest: Sri.C.G.Hungund (Retired Judge) and Member of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), Mount Carmel College(MCC) – Principal: Sr. Juanita, ED, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip, Vice Principal, MCC – Sr. Arpana)
The Guests on the dais.
Mathews Philip sharing a laugh with the animated audience.
March 6, 2013
The Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) Kerala on accepting the proposal put forth by Kerala Human Rights Education (HRE) Programme to take up the training of Human Rights Education for teachers up to 7th standard, the first training was conducted for the State Resource Group of SSA. The training was conducted by South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM) and Institute of Human Rights Education (IHRE) on 1st March 2013 at Animation Center, Kovalam, Kerala.
There were 3 trainers each from 14 districts of Kerala, thus forming 42 trainers as the State Resource Group for Human Rights Education. The session began with an official welcome and Introduction about the programme. The first session was on Introduction to Human Rights which was handled by Mr. Mathew Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM. The basic concept of Human Rights was introduced in the session. The second session was on Human Rights Education handled by Dr. Devasahayam, Director, IHRE. The session focused on the importance of HRE and its strategies of practice. After the lunch break the group was introduced to the Training Module. A brief introduction to the module was given by Mr. Rahul S, State Coordinator, HRE Kerala. The two HRE teachers who was the part of SRG Training as trainers, Ms. Nisha M.S and Mr. Saleem T shared their experiences as HRE teachers to the group. It was followed by a group activity. The whole group was divided into four groups and each chapter of the module was given to discuss and decide on the strategies and plan to implement training. The training concluded with the group presentation on their ideas and a draft plan made by the participants which could be used for the trainers.
Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM, handling session on the Introduction to Human Rights
February 26, 2013
Ms. Margaret Sampath, State Coordinator, Human Rights Education Program conducted a one day training on Human Rights for State Resource Team members of the Education Department at Bangalore University on 15th Feb 2013.
February 26, 2013
Regional level workshop on RTE for Telungana region held at Karimnagar on 9th & 10th February, 2013. There were about 38 participants from 10 districts of Telungana region, Andhra Pradesh.
Mr. V. Bhaskara Rao, Secretary, District Legal Service Authority inaugurated the Workshop
News about the Workshop in print media
October 24, 2012
SICHREM organised the 3rd Training program on the title ‘Using International Mechanisms for Human Rights – Scope and Limitations for Indian NGO’s’ on 19th & 20th of October 2012. Dr. Rajkumar, who served as an Independent Expert to the UN was the resource person. 20 participants from different background participated and gained knowledge on UN human rights system and the standards and institutions, procedures and mechanisms, the role of human rights in the wider UN system, and on the potential and limits of the United Nations in protecting and promoting human rights. The training also thrown light on how law, policy and diplomacy come together and have shaped the UN human rights system, and how the system can be explained in theory and the functions in practice. Most importantly the limitation for Indian NGO’s in using these mechanisms.
Mr. Mathews Philip introducing the training to the participants and getting their expectations
Dr. Rajkumar, resource person and the participants during the training
Participants along with the resource person and the organisers posing for the group picture
Participants at the SICHREM’s communication stall