My mother has been involved in education and refugee advocacy for years and recently she received the attached message from one of her contacts in Kakuma refugee camp. They are looking for academic institutions that might be willing to partner with them to offer online courses to refugee students. If there is any interest at any of your institutions, please feel free to reach out directly to Pascal, or I can put you in touch.
Thanks very much!
Anna Lise Purkey, DCL, LLM, BCL/LLB, Barreau du Quebec
Program Director & Assistant Professor of Human Rights
St. Paul's University College, at the University of Waterloo
Refugee Dignity in Protracted Exile: Rights, Capabilities and Legal Empowerment<https://www.routledge.com/Refugee-Dignity-in-Protracted-Exile-Rights-Capabi…>, Routledge 2019
Our College is situated on lands deeply connected to Indigenous peoples who have historically lived, and who currently live, in this territory. These groups include the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize that these lands have always been the source of learning for Indigenous peoples. As an educational institution, we are committed to respecting the traditional knowledge that Indigenous peoples have derived from these lands and to learning from their experiences on them.
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From: Zigashane Pascal <zigashanepascal(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 2:48 AM
Subject: Reaching out from Kakuma
To: Mary Purkey <marypurkey(a)gmail.com<mailto:email@example.com>>
I hope that you are doing well. I have been thinking about inquiring from you or your network in Canada if there might be a way for some Educational Institutions to offer or partner with us here in Kakuma so that together we can offer online studies to my fellow refugees or other institutions or companies that might be open to supporting refugee initiatives.
If this might be possible within your network, we shall appreciate the connection.
Executive Director at Action pour le Progres (CBO)
Assistant IT at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
AHRI CONFERENCE 2021<https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/forward/emailref?path=node/409017>
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 00:00 to Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 00:00
The theme of the 2021 AHRI Conference opens up the possibility to study and discuss all kinds of strategies that are being used by a plethora of actors who wish to further the cause of human rights. This topic is not only interesting from a human rights perspective (both from the point of view of victims and alleged perpetrators), but it is also a thought-provoking issue for criminologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists.
* Thursday 26 August: PhD workshop
* Friday 27 August: AHRI conference
* Saturday 28 August: AHRI conference
* Download the programme here<https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/file/programmeahriconference20211pdf>
The AHRI 2021 conference is a joint effort by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights and the Association of Human Rights Institutes. The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights<http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/MCfHR> is based at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. There is great diversity among the members as regards nationalities and cultural and scientific backgrounds. Research conducted at the centre is interdisciplinary, with a focus on public international law, criminal law, criminology and other relevant social sciences. The Centre favours research themes that contribute to a better society within the context of the process of globalisation and that raise fundamental questions about human rights (as opposed to mere technicalities).
The Association of Human Rights Institutes<http://www.ahri-network.org/> (AHRI) is a network of almost 80 member institutions that carry out research and education in the field of human rights across every continent. The objective of AHRI is to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights.
Ingrid Westendorp <https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/contact/i.westendorp/maastrichtuniversi…> (content)
Elke Hundhausen<https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/contact/elke.hundhausen/maastrichtunive…> (practicalities)
Pauline Tennent, PhD (she/her/hers)
Manager, Centre for Human Rights Research
442 Robson Hall
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.