High school students from 12 Montenegrin municipalities learned about human rights

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has organised the main part of teaching programme of XXIII generation of Human Rights School in Miločer, from 20 to 23 October 2016, with the support of Commission for allocation of part of the revenue from games of chance through project “With education to human rights!”.

XXIII generation of Human Rights School was attended by 27 students of high schools from 12 Montenegrin municipalities: Podgorica, Cetinje, Nikšić, Pljevlja, Plav, Rožaje, Gusinje, Bijelo Polje, Plužine, Tivat, Mojkovac and Berane.


Four-day intensive programme consisted of 20 sessions
in the form of lectures, workshops, film screenings, group work, and etc. based on which the participants were provided with knowledge on the concept of human rights, starting from the background, then he development of human rights through generations, legislative and institutional framework, to special review on issues of discrimination, marginalised groups, multiculturalism and tolerance in Montenegro, as well as on the contemporary challenges which young people face such as non-violent communication. In addition, the students were taught about the modalities of youth work and activism, and had the opportunity to design their campaigns which will ultimately be conducted in their local communities and schools with the mentorship of project team.

Lecturers on XXIII generation of Human Rights School were Sergej Sekulović, Executive director of Centre for Civic Freedoms, Jovan Ulićević, programme coordinator for the protection and promotion of human rights of transgender persons in LGBTIQ Association Queer Montenegro, Dragoljub Duško Vuković, journalist and founder of PCNEN, Samir Jaha, Executive director of NGO Young Roma, Saša Mijović, Executive director of NGO 4 Life, Maja Raičević, Executive director of Centre for women’s rights, Milka Tadić Mijović, director of Centre for investigative journalism (CIN), Tamara Milić, psychologist, Marina Vuković, Deputy executive director of the Centre for development of NGOs (CRNVO), Petar Đukanović, coordinator of Human rights programme at CCE, Miloš Knežević, coordinator of CCE Youth group and Tamara Milaš, programme associate at CCE and spokesperson of Coalition for RECOM in Montenegro.

In addition to broad theoretical and practical knowledge on the concept of human rights, the Human Rights School affirms the culture of human rights, thereby inspiring young people to advocate their rights, as well as the rights of those who are not able to do so themselves, but also encouraging them to have a more direct impact on the society in future.

Svetlana Pešić, programme associate