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The purpose of the Human Rights and Advocacy (HRA) division is to strengthen the capacity of human rights civil society organizations (CSOs) to respond to human rights violations by empowering CSOs and emerging leaders in enact change and adjust to changing environments.

Comics for Peace Fellows Gather for Last Session

From January 18 - 21, 2019, Comics for Peace Fellows gathered at the Creative Frontiers' Lahore Office for their final session in the Comics for Peace program. Over these four days, the Fellows took an in-depth look into how their concepts and scripts were transformed into ready-to-print comic books and what they should understand during the next steps in marketing, disseminating, and measuring the impact of their content. During these four days, the Fellows were exposed to many aspects of

January 21st, 2019|

Building Resilience Through Comics in Pakistan

HRA is excited to announce our new project in collaboration with Creative Frontiers. The project will empower young comic book writers in Pakistan to use their skills to build resilience in their community against violent extremism. Bringing together the fields of creative design, resilience building, and countering violent extremism provides an exciting new opportunity for youth in Pakistan to build a more peaceful world. We look forward to sharing future updates on this project, which will bring together industry experts

December 12th, 2017|

Egypt: Civic Engagement for Transparency and Accountability (CETA) (2012-2014)

Nearly two years ago Egyptians called for change. Today, these citizens are still struggling for democracy, freedom and justice. This revolution witnessed a high rate of participation of women and men from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds, and Egyptians remain committed to building a new democratic society. After long decades of corruption and dictatorship, Egyptians are looking for tools and mechanisms to enable them to hold their representatives and executives accountable, and to play a leading role in discussing

January 20th, 2015|

Libya Human Rights Project (LHRP)

Duration: 2013-2015 Funded by the Swedish International Cooperative Agency (SIDA), the Libyan Human Rights Program (LHRP) is promoting a culture of respect for human rights through the strengthening of Libyan civil society through strengthening the capacity of Libyan human rights Civil Society Organizations to respond to human rights violations by enhancing their security and fostering collaboration with the newly elected government, and by raising awareness of social and individual human rights through outreach and education. Creative Learning is currently establishing

October 29th, 2013|

Peru Forensic Assistance Project (2011-2012)

Statement of Work: The PFAP will take advantage of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team’s (EPAF) recent organizational growth and expanded geographic focus to enable EPAF to further establish itself as the primary civil society entity with the capability to implement the Peruvian Government’s “missing persons” mandate while adhering to Rule of Law procedures to recover the remains of victims of forced disappearance and other human rights abuses that occurred during the 20-year internal armed conflict. PFAP Objectives: Empower the families

January 23rd, 2012|

Regional Forensic Assistance Network (2011-2012)

Statement of Work: The RFAN will increase the capacity of Latin American indigenous forensic organizations to use DNA analysis and systems, established at the Guatemala Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) laboratory in Guatemala, to enhance their abilities to analyze and identify victims of human rights violations. RFAN will give all participant organizations access to civil society-based information sharing network promoting South-South cooperation and capacity-building. RFAN Objective: Strengthen the capacity of forensic anthropology organizations in Guatemala, Peru and El Salvador to identify

January 23rd, 2012|

Forensic Assistance Project (FAP) (2009-2010)

FAP Objectives Guatemala: Support the Guatemala Forensic Anthropology Foundation’s (FAFG) DNA laboratory operations and ability to positively identify thousands of victims of disappearances and mass killings; improve ability to conduct forensic operations and use DNA sampling and processing to analyze remains and reference samples. Peru: Demonstrate the power of genetic analysis to improve regional capabilities for positive identification of thousands of victims of disappearances and mass killings; -improve the ability of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) to build institutional

January 17th, 2012|

Guatemala Defend the Defenders (GDD) (2008-2009)

GDD will enhance the capacity of select human rights (HR) organizations to develop and improve their capacity to provide better security for their staff and improve their effectiveness as they advocate for human rights. Project objectives and results: GDD will provide technical assistance to key Guatemalan civil society defenders of human rights to achieve the following objectives: 1) Develop and improve their internal capacity to provide better security for their staff; and 2) Improve their ability to more effectively advocate

January 17th, 2012|

Guatemala/Peru Latin American Initiative for the Identification of the Disappeared (G/P LIID) (2007-2008)

Background Guatemala and Peru have endured violence, political oppression and human rights violations in recent decades, due to the extreme political instability and lawlessness that challenged the principles of democracy in much of Latin America between 1975 and 2000. Many thousands of disappearances and extrajudicial executions occurred during this time of military dictatorships, internal conflicts, and paramilitary, guerrilla and terrorist activity. In Guatemala, the 36-year internal armed conflict (1960-1996) claimed the lives of 200,000 people. The victims were mostly indigenous

January 17th, 2012|

Guatemala Human Rights and Outreach (GHRO) Program (2007-2008)

The Guatemala Human Rights Outreach Program (GHRO), financed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, was implemented by Creative Learning Inc. from February 2007 to December 2008. GHRO enhanced the capacity of human rights organizations to coordinate and build partnerships with the Government of Guatemala (GoG) to investigate, document and prosecute high profile cases of human rights violations that occurred during the armed conflict.  GHRO also worked to strengthen public outreach. The program expanded the efforts of the

January 17th, 2012|

Forensic Team Tracks Disappeared Peruvians as Fujimori Returns to Face Justice (2008)

October 2, 2007, Lima, Peru and Washington, DC: A Peruvian team of forensic scientists is insisting that the Peruvian government delegate authority to civil society to locate and identify thousands of Peruvians who went missing during two decades of internal conflict. The case was made recently at a briefing in Washington for The Advocacy Project (AP) by Jose Pablo Baraybar, Director of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF). Mr Baraybar was accompanied by officials from Creative Learning, a nonprofit organization

January 17th, 2012|

Guatemala Reparations and Reconciliation Project (2005-2006)

Creative Learning has been awarded a grant by State Department to develop the Guatemala Reconciliation and Reparations Program (GRRP). This 15-month project will establish a Working Group with members of the Government of Guatemala, civil society organizations, and victim’s organizations, working together to channel information into formal processes of investigation and reparations, addressing the painful issue of human rights violations in the 36 year internal conflict. Recognizing the extent of abuses under military and non democratic governments is a necessary

January 17th, 2012|
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