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EYOUman Rights
Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Being an EU citizen entitles us to many basic human rights and this forms part of the greatest unity within the EU, upholding these human rights in each member country. This training course explored these human rights with emphasis on how they are perceived by youth and how we can explore more ways to make sure that our youth understand these rights, fight for them and make sure they are upheld in our communities and in the EU. We gave emphasis on many of the basic human rights, including the right to life, and shed more light on the right of movement which most people seemed to know to some extent. We looked at the right to education and how these rights are controlled by laws in some countries and how they are upheld. Looking at which factors influence these rights and the way people understand these rights. The fact that we will still have discrimination, gender inequality and abuse of these human rights in the EU is reason enough to create greater awareness of these rights, especially to young people who might not know these rights or are subject to inequalities in their communities. This training course evaluated human rights from the perspective of youth and developed methodologies to be implemented in the partner communities to allow for young people to become more aware of their rights and to understand them better. We specifically looked at issues of discrimination, gender equality and equality in the workplace. These are the issues we found to show the greatest floors with regard to the implementation of these rights. By focusing on areas we know show inequalities in many communities and also learning of new areas where human rights are neglected we can work together to expose these inequalities and also develop methods to overcome these problems with cooperation and understanding. We examined human behaviour in different environments, even our own behaviours that could cause discrimination, stereotypes and xenophobia. We analysed the reasons for these behaviours and developed methods to help more people identify them and remedy them. We discovered that we discriminate without realising it, with instinctive reactions to certain people and actions which result in discrimination and sometimes even isolation of certain groups. As a result of this project we will give young people the tools to understand their human rights, the knowledge to evaluate their own behaviours and allow for people to be more tolerant of each other and to expect and respect the human rights of people in the EU and the world.
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