A Training workshop on human rights || Beirut January 24 and 25, 2017 (Part 2)

Tue, 01/24/2017

The Collective of Research and Training for Development Action organized a training workshop entitled “human rights”, its second part was about; security versus freedom, and which rights are the dominating one, preserving tradition versus protection of human rights, and human rights and armed conflict, in its training center in Mathaf.

Leaders from the steering committee of the Nationality campaign participated in the training and worked over two days, 24th and 25th of January 2017 on building their capacities through exercises and intensive training sessions in order to gain skills based on the following objectives:



• Discussing responsibilities of the State in protecting the freedoms of citizens and right to security.

• Study when the right of freedom of expression contradicts with the right to security

• Examine privacy rights and whether the State can invade privacy to provide appropriate security

• Gain knowledge on who specifies or establishes cultural heritage, and who is responsible to preserve traditions

• Discuss whether some legal practices of gender hierarchy may not be evidence of gender suppression automatically

• Study of mechanisms of respect of cultures and traditions, even preserving them, while maintaining the importance of equal rights for women

• Reflect on the reason why some of the violence is considered, even during war, internationally deplorable, and what links such deplorable acts with human rights violations

• Explore why rape is considered to be a result of war and can never be rationalized, irrespective of the objectives of armed conflict

• Discuss women’s roles in armed conflict and the human right of women to be part of peace negotiations and decision-making in post conflict period