Development of Human Rights Education and Research at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL)
From the outset of this project, numerous outreach activities have been conducted in cooperation with local and international partners. Their aim is to build strategic partnerships and establish the UNTL Human Rights Centre as an important stakeholder in the human rights landscape of Timor-Leste. The most notable activities include:
The very successful HRC Open Day, organized in cooperation with the EU Delegation in Dili and the Global Campus Alumni association to celebrate Human Rights Day. This event drew over 80 UNTL students and lecturers from various faculties
The celebration of World Children’s Day and the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, developed in cooperation with the Delegation of the EU and UNICEF in Timor-Leste
HRC’s extracurricular activities programme
At the same time, a high priority of this project is to provide UNTL students and grassroots activists with an opportunity to learn and exchange, as well as with a space to foster their creativity and engage socially. For this purpose the HRC’s extracurricular activities programme was launched in October 2019. It includes two main events.
Weekly “Human Rights Talks’’ and ‘’Human Rights & Cinema” events for UNTL students. Scheduled on alternate weeks, these events are envisioned to foster human rights values and initiate constructive debate. They will introduce the visitors to relevant issues, following the UN calendar of international days and commemorations
“Fridays@Human Rights Centre”, a format designed to meet the needs of small grassroots organizations and activists, which will provide them with a safe and conducive environment to hold meetings, workshops and other activities