26 Jan 2012 Indonesia: Communication Rights for Peace and Development Advocates in South East Asia
ICCO South East Asia, Indonesia
ICCO South East Asia and the Pacific is the regional Office of the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO) based in the Netherlands. ICCO South East Asia works to promote human rights, democracy and peace building in the region. This six month project will strengthen the communication rights capacities of local peace and development advocates in Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Building the communication rights of vulnerable and marginalized women and men is essential to promoting communication rights as an integral component of human rights, peace building and the advancement of democratization. As part of a regional strategy to develop a gender, rights-based and conflict-sensitive platform for the promotion of human rights in the South East Asia and Pacific region, the project will train 20 peace and development advocates on developing communication rights strategies and messages rooted in the regional contexts. To increase multistakeholder partnerships in addressing the root causes of conflicts in the region, the project will also train 10 ICCO/Kerk in Actie (KiA) regional officers in inclusive communication rights.
Contact: Kees de Ruiter