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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Opportunities

  • We are looking for two volunteers to help with in our Pretoria Office in Hatfield.
 
 What do Volunteers do?
 
 As a volunteer, you will be helping our Fundraising team with office work, making calls and doing mailings to all our donors. You will be helping us find and communicate with general supporters for our South Africa office, and in the process you will develop fundraising skills.
 
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  • This six-week course offered jointly by HREA and the Right to Education Project provides human rights, development and education advocates with concepts, skills, and tools to deepen their knowledge and strategise their work on the right to education. The course will look at the theoretical foundations of the right to education, how to apply them in order to identify stakeholders, obligations and violations, and what strategies may be used to promote and realise the right.
  • This eight-day course presented by DataFirst runs from 18 - 21 June 2013 and 24 - 27 June 2013.
  • Monitoring and evaluation is an essential component of international NGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations striving to continually improve their work and have greater accountability. Given the high demand in the sector, this foundation course is designed to develop individuals' understanding of what M&E entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. The first part of the course starts on 18 June 2013.
  • This course runs from 8-12 July 2013 and aims to give participants a thorough understanding of how to influence the policy making process in their own context to achieve policy change.
  • The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is calling for applications to its course which seeks to introduce participants to the concept of rights-based approach to development, specifically general development design, programming, implementation and advocacy.
  • The South African Journal on Human Rights (SAJHR) is seeking submissions for a special issue on disability to be published in Part 2 of 2014.
  • Call for papers for one day symposium and edited collection of critical essays on women and migration in Africa.
  • Equal Education (EE) is embarking on a nation-wide tour following the publication of draft Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. EE will visit KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Gauteng and the Western Cape to hold public hearings on school infrastructure and collect testimonies. The public hearings will allow learners, parents, teachers and community members to comment on the draft and call for quality school infrastructure. The first public hearing will take place this Saturday, 3 March 2013, in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Call for comments: South Africa’s Combined Second, Third and Forth Periodic State Party Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (Reporting period: 1998 - June 2012) approved by Cabinet in December 2012.

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