2021 Professional Human Rights Training Set

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) working with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights (RWI) has held the Professional Training Programme (‘PTP’) annually from 2016 to date.

The two thematic areas of focus for this year’s PTP are:

  • on human rights of persons with disabilities
  • human rights and the devolution process

Invitations for this training programme have been issued, with the majority of invited participants confirming their attendance for the professional training programme.

The overall objective of the training programme is to ensure the enhanced enjoyment of constitutional rights in Zimbabwe through offering a platform for the creation and strengthening of networks by the participants during the programme.

Part of the training programme involves a tour to Sweden which gives participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with how the Swedish governance system embraces constitutionalism in fostering human rights across diverse areas, including devolution.

In the past, CALR and RWI have hosted PTPs on various themes and topics. These included:

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups
  • Emerging Leaders from various spheres
  • Equal Status and the Rights of Women
  • Human Rights and Local Governance in the context of SDGs
  • Human Rights of Women in the context of Climate Change and Displacement

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the initial training will take place via an online course, and later phases 1 to 4 will be held in-person.