SIETAR Kansai February 2009 Monthly Meeting “Human Rights Education: Unfulfilled Commitment, Unrealized Potential”

Presenter:    Mr. Jeff Plantilla (HURIGHTS OSAKA)

Date:         February 15 (Sunday),  15:30~17:30

Place:        Nishinomiya-shi Daigaku Koryu Center

              (ACTA East building  6F, Seminar Room 2)

             2 min. from the North Exit of Hankyu Nishinomiya

             Kitaguchi Station  Tel. (0798)69-3155


Fee:         500 yen for members and students, 1,000 yen for non-members

Language:   English



Description of the Presentation


     Human rights education is an international commitment of governments, and yet it has not been given the support it deserves.

Despite difficulties however, there are human rights education initiatives in various countries, in diverse forms and types of supporting institutions.  Human rights education supports the goal of education: full development of human potentials.



Profile of the Presenter


     Jeff Plantilla works on the regional (Asia) human rights education program of HURIGHTS OSAKA.  He implements projects under the program with the involvement of educators in different countries and with various institutions in Asia.  He undertakes research on human rights issues.  He also prepares the English publications of HURIGHTS OSAKA.