We are conducting a Training of Trainers programme for bright young people on the concepts of Active Global Citizenship, under our Citienship Education programme. The residential workshop will start on Friday (3rd of April) evening (after work), and run till Sunday (5th) evening somewhere in Colombo.
The TOT is aimed at young people, activists and youth in civil society organizations who are engaged in or interested in engaging in civic education (citizenship education) for young people. The program would introduce a broad range of topics including issues related to gender, peace, conflict, governance and also would consist of skills building sessions on facilitation skills and working with youth.
The participants would also get a chance to take a first hand look at a resource pack on citizenship education compiled by Beyond Borders and apply it in the work in their communities. The resource pack is a compilation of tools and exercises which can be used for workshops and sessions on various themes, which fall under Active Global Citizenship.
The applicants must be under the age of 26, must have an interest in civic education and must commit to conduct follow up workshops in their communities for young people after the training program with. They are also welcome, and encouraged to join Beyond Borders as volunteers following the programme.
As only a very limited number of slots are currently available, if you’re interested send us an email to radhi[at]beyondborders.lk.
To apply directly, please fill in this form ASAP. We are finalizing selections by Monday.
.. and Yes, we will be providing food and a place to sleep and No, you can’t come only for one day. If you have any more queries, drop an email to radhi[at]beyondborders.lk and we’ll get back to you soon.
Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms, but the worst form which snatches away the lives of millions of women each year are “honor killings”. For a lot of women in some parts of the world, the prospect of an honor killing is a bitter reality. Each year, uncountable amount of women are killed, burnt, sold, exchanged and handed out to different tribes for compensation for a conflict in the name of honor.
From thousand years, women suffer in the form death……..which to their men is restoration of the man’s honor. Women even faintly suspected of an ‘inappropriate’ relationship face hideous forms of violence. They are stoned, shot, beaten until death, and attacked by axes by their brothers, fathers, husband and even cousins.
Women keep on being victims to this merciless tradition and shed their blood for a custom which has not assigned by any religion, any culture, but only an imagined honor.
WAKE UP!!! Campaign against honor killing is a movement which aims to bring small changes in the lives of these victims of ‘honor’. Targeting around 5000 people, the campaign would work towards raising the voices of those women around the world who have been forever silenced by these hideous customs.
WAKE UP!!! is currently at work here in Pakistan; soon we will be launching its website for online membership for international change agents. For the moment you can support by,
- Joining our Facebook group and showing solidarity with the cause.
- Helping us spread the word about the campaign by posting this information (emails, blogs, etc.)
- Writing in your thoughts and your feelings about this crime for our campaign e-newsletter.
- Participating in discussions, or if you know of a community affected by “honor killings” then by sending us more information, pictures, or videos.
- Identifying as a Change Agent! in the cause against honor killings
To get involved in the campaign or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WAKE UP invites you to be a part of this Global campaign and be the change agents against honor killing!!!
– Khalida Brohi.
Khalida is deeply involved in the WAKE UP!!! Campaign working with Participatory Development Initiative, an organization based in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. She’s also an action partner for Oxfam International Youth Partnerships where she had her first interaction with Beyond Borders.