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Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy

The Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Education, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and the Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) together hosted the first South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy from 4 - 8 June 2018. The course aimed to strengthen participants’ understanding of forced migration in the Asia Pacific through a human rights perspective and to strengthen participants’ knowledge in advocating for the rights of refugees in the region with a specific focus on the South Asia sub-region.

16 participants from 8 countries (India, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Australia, Afghanistan, Thailand, Singapore) has come together to gain practical skills and knowledge to improve their work in the areas of refugee rights and advocacy.

Some of the thematic areas covered in the course was:

  • Overview and update of forced migration in the Asia Pacific
  • Understanding the global refugee “crisis” and latest developments
  • New developments in international refugee law and relevant human rights law
  • Community engagement strategies for effective advocacy