Annual Report 2022: Mobilising Young People for a Human Rights Based World Order
New and persistent crises are everywhere, growing and affecting individuals and organisations, including the Global Campus dispersed network of 100 universities. But in 2022, crises have also opened opportunities, creative approaches and an ever-expanding feeling of togetherness.
Our Annual Report 2022 celebrates not only the achievements of the seven regional Global Campus Master’s programmes in human rights around the world but also the many other activities (research, professional training, advocacy, emergency support, awareness raising, …) we have developed at our HQ in Venice, in one of ‘our regions’ - Africa, Arab World, Asia-Pacific, Caucasus, Europe, Latin America-Caribbean, South East Europe - or virtually.
The Report tells the story of how we organised a conference on mental health designed and led by children and adolescents; confronted human rights scepticism with a new podcast series; launched a training programme for young people to fight mis- and disinformation; supported Afghan human rights defenders; assisted Ukrainian and Myanmarese academics and students; empowered visual media professionals; trained human rights defenders, professionals and civil servants; offered niche MOOCs; and celebrated our incredible Alumni, one of which was murdered because of his activism.
“How are you ensuring responsiveness to emerging human rights developments?” is a question donors, academics and students often ask us, and rightly so. This isa question we take very seriously also because it comes from within ourselves: as an example, several of our Master’s programmes have embarked on or already implemented substantial curriculum updates and designed new learning experiences for our students – with an ongoing drive to make our human rights education not only top-notch but also transformational.