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CAHR and COVID-19
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Postgraduate courses built around human rights practice
York: Human Rights City
York was declared the UK's first Human Rights City in April 2017. The network behind 'York: Human Rights City' works for social justice at a local level in York. Read more on recent work in the YHRC Indicator report 2019 (PDF , 3,653kb)
Posted on Thursday 19 November 2020
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), as part of the York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN), wishes to recruit a Coordinator for the YHRCN’s disability programme. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic strand of the YHRCN’s work and deliver on the promise of York becoming the UK’s first human rights city.
Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2020
Staff from CAHR will be supporting the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) in its upcoming training of refugee rights activists in the Asia Pacific region. Martin Jones is one of the coordinators of the Short Course and will be leading sessions on refugee rights, the ethics of advocacy, and recent developments in refugee protection in the region. Alice Nah will be discussing the impact of privilege and intersectionality on refugee advocacy in the region.
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South African performing artist Wezile Mgibe discusses the work, 'The Politics of Displacement', that CAHR HRD Hub's Arctivism project is funding.