THE POWER OF ACTION

Type: Project report
Theme: Peace & Human Rights
Format: PDF
Publisher: CCIVS
Short summary:
This text explores the connection between International Voluntary Service (IVS) and Human Rights Education (HRE). In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2008, the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) reflected on its 60-year history and its contribution to HRE. The text emphasizes the role of civil society, particularly CCIVS, in fostering a culture of Human Rights Education worldwide. CCIVS engages primarily with young people, introducing Human Rights principles explicitly in some activities and embedding them implicitly in all actions. The organization operates as a microcosm, embodying values such as equality, cooperation, participation, respect, and non-discrimination. CCIVS members worldwide, while autonomous and independent, collectively strive to build a more just society through diverse projects rooted in a common understanding. The text underscores the non-intrusive and locally sensitive approach of CCIVS, emphasizing the opportunity for a holistic educational experience in voluntary service projects.
Short description:
This text explores how International Voluntary Service (IVS), exemplified by the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), contributes to Human Rights Education (HRE). CCIVS, with a 60-year history, emphasizes Human Rights principles in its activities, acting as a microcosm for equality, cooperation, and respect. Members globally conduct diverse, locally sensitive projects, offering a unique educational experience fostering a just society.