FHRI is conducting one-day familiarization workshops for teachers in district headquarters throughout Pakistan. The Institute’s resource persons, with the help of local partners, conduct comprehensive one-day programs for groups of 200-250 teachers at a time. Similarly, teams go out to schools to help them conduct one-day human rights awareness workshops for their teachers and students.
More than 130 cities have been covered so far and about 65,000 teachers have been sensitized from these types of workshops to enable them to teach human rights to students. Now they are in a better position to convey this message to others.So far we have held workshops in cities includingIslamabad, Karachi, Hyderabad, Matiari, Kotri, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Nawab Shah, Thatta, Dadu, Khairpur, Mirpur Mathelo, Ghotki, Sukkar, Rohri, Panu Akil, Noudero, Hingorga, Hallani, Babarloi, Bozdar Wada, Salephat, Chunko Nara, Larkana, Kandkot, Jacababad, Mathiani, Mithi, Sanghar, Quetta, Pishin, Mastung, Chagi, Noshki, Uthal, Abbottabad, Havelian, Mandian, Mansehra, Haripur, Bodla, Peshawar, Zaida, Utla Gadoon, KaluKhan, Lundkhar, Topi, Swabi, Kalabat, Takhtbhai, SherGarh, Mardan, Kahi NizamPur, Nowshera, Pahari Kati Khel, Akora Khattak, Akbar Pura, Taru Jabba, Ziarat Kaka Sahib, Manki Shareef, Birote, Khishki, Ambar, Jamrud, Ahmadabad, Takht-e-Nasrati, karak, SherKilla, Pokara, Chator Khand, Gupis, Gaguch, Chitral, Eyun, Garam Chashma, Darosh, Multan, Rawalpindi, Murree, Lodhran, Jahania, Gujrat, LalaMusa, Chakwal, Danda Shah Bilawal, Lawa, D.G. Khan, Choti Zareen, Lahore, Kasur, Toba Tek Singh, Kamalia, Joharabad, Sahiwal, Okara, Dipalpur, Hujra Shah Muqeem, Rinala Khurd, Vehari, Gagu, Mailsi, Gara Morh, Tiba Sultan Pur, Danewal, Jagwala, Gujar Khan Khushab, Jhelum, Wah, Gujranwala, Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Kotli, Hular, Rawlakot, Afzalpur, Mirpur, Bhimber Dharchh, Pallandri, DheerKot etc etc. Besides teachers one-day workshops, local community leaders, lawyers, administrators and religious teachers from Madrisas also participate in one-day workshops.
After visiting many schools in Pakistan we find that there is no literature available to teachers from where they can get support for understanding and teaching concepts of human rights. Human rights literature has therefore been developed and distributed to participants. This is particularly important because human rights are now more effectively taught as part of the formal curriculum in schools in Pakistan. The main emphasis is on the vulnerable in the society-women, children and minorities