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                                         Burundi - 2018                                                                   Belgium - 2019 


Human Dignity provides on-site and online training courses on human rights and human rights-based approach.

We train human rights and development NGOs, staff of national human rights institutions, technical staff from ministries and development agencies.

Our trainings

  • Face-to-face: as part of our various projects, we organize national or regional trainings  In April 2014 and May 2016, we trained more than 50 representatives of Burundian NGOs and lawyers on ESCR in Burundi. A regional training in The Gambia took place in November 2017 for NGO representatives from 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. New training courses are planned for 2020 and 2021 and will be the subject of a call for applications.

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The Geneva Academy of international Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a leading academic institution, has joined as a new partner in 2017 and now co lead the training with us.

Our online training is certified by the French National Bar Council and can also be conducted at your own pace. 

  • Tailor-made: we organize tailor-made trainings on ESCR. In particular, we have trained African farmers' organizations, African associations for the defense of human rights, European associations for the defense of the rights of the elderly and lawyers.

Our collaborations include CCFD - Terre solidaire 1st French development NGO, the French Development Agency, AGE Platform Europe, Lawyers without Borders Belgium and the Regional Office for Europe of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Contact us at for any additional information and request . We will be happy to build with you the training that best suits your objectives and target audience.


Our objective

The principal objective of these seminars is to help participants - including NGOs - understand what ESCR are in order that they may develop their capacity to monitor, document and analyse national measures taken and further efforts to be made to realise ESCR. 

These seminars are tailored to relevant audiences and include: 

  • An introduction to economic, social and cultural rights;
  • The functioning of regional and international mechanisms for the protection of ESCR and their procedures, including the UN Committee on ESCR, the UN Special Procedures and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights;
  • Tools to assist participants in preparing alternative reports and recommendations to relevant UN mechanisms or to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights;
  • Methods for monitoring and following up on the recommendations adopted by the relevant mechanisms (adapted to the national context);
  • Methods to integrate a human rights-based approach to your projects and operations.