High school pupils from different municipalities of Montenegro learning on human rights together

With the framework of the project “Youth build Montenegro”, implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), supported by the US Embassy, the work of XX generation of Human Rights School was organised from February 12 to 15, in hotel “Residence” in Miločer.

School was attended by 30 pupils from high schools from Podgorica, City municipality Tuzi, Bijelo Polje, Danilovgrad, Rožaje, Plav, Tivat, Bar, Mojkovac, Berane, Cetinje, Nikšić and Pljevlja. During the four-day intensive curriculum, the participants had 21 session in form of lectures, workshops, forum theatre, film screenings, practical group work, etc. with the purpose of providing them with knowledge about the contemporary concept of human rights, development of the idea of human rights, legal and institutional mechanisms of human rights protection, culture of human rights, principles of tolerance, solidarity, non-violent communication, as well as specific issues related to discrimination (especially marginalized groups), facing the past, multiculturalism, democratic participation of youth and corruption in education.

Lecturers at the School come from different areas of activity: Tea Gorjanc Prelević, executive director of the Human Rights Action, Danijel Kalezić, President of the Managing Board of Montenegrin the LGBTIQ Association “Queer Montenegro”, Marijana Laković Drašković, lawyer, Andrija Đukanović, programme coordinator of the Roma Education Fund, Maja Raičević, executive director of the Centre for Women’s Rights, Dragoljub Duško Vuković, journalist, Marina Vujačić, executive director of the Association of Youth with dissabilities of Montenegro, Tamara Milić, psychologist, Saša Mijović, executive director of the NGO 4 Life, Petar Đukanović, programme coordinator of the CCE, Miloš Knežević, CCE Youth Group coordinator, Tamara Milaš, programme associate of the CCE and spokesperson for Coalition for RECOM in Montenegro and Dragana Tripković, executive director of the ATAK.

In addition to broad theoretical and practical knowledge on the concept of human rights, the School affirms the culture of human rights, by inspiring and motivating the youth to advocate their rights, as well as the rights of those who are not able to do so themselves and encourages them to have a more direct influence on society in future. In March, the participants will visit some of the institutions key for protection of human rights and be awarded with diplomas. In addition, support will be provided to participants in order for them to transform their ideas in actual activities focused towards the promotion of human rights in their local communities.

Petar Đukanović, Programme Coordinator