HUMAN RIGHTS FOR BEGINNERS 3
On the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May, Human Rights for Beginners 3 was implemented in the Savoy hotel in Piraeus, sequel to the highly successful implementation of the Human Rights for Beginners 2, which was implemented with the support of the ‘Active citizens fund’ programme during the June 2021 – May 2022 period.
This time, the Human Rights for Beginners 3 programme was implemented with the support of the Piraeus Municipality and the Utility of the Municipality of Piraeus with the same goal as the previous programmes; to assist the diffusion of the Council of Europe’s “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All” project and to address critical issues that influence the life of students such as discrimination, violence and propaganda and, at the same time, by familiarizing educators with values, attitudes, skills, knowledge and critical understanding necessary for the promotion of active citizenship.
Pilot Programme on Combating Trafficking of Human Beings.
The Pilot Programma on Combating Trafficking of Human Beings was funded by and implemented in cooperation with the District of Attica from November 2021 until July 2022. It was an innovative approach that aimed to educate professionals of all levels that work in or with the organisations and public enterprises that the District of Attica supervises, in general and specific subjects related to human trafficking (such as early recognition, legal framework, recommended actions etc.).
The programme was implemented by creating a distance and asynchronous learning platform, so that the participants could attend the training in a time of their convenience, taking into account their already loaded professional schedule. The problem of Human Trafficking is of extreme importance as it undermines the social structure, as well as the well being of the people affected. There is little available data because of the efficiency of the trafficking rings, creating thus an incalculable dark number of cases that are never identified or prosecuted.
This programme aims to strengthen the capabilities of the Attica District in identifying possible human trafficking victims and provide the personnel with the necessary tools to take appropriate action, when needed, with respect and safety in mind.