Workshop on capacity building of Community Based Orgnisations for Human Rights Education

Huvadhoo Aid had conducted a two day workshop on capacity building of Community Based Orgnisations for Human Rights Education from 16  – 17 November 2012. Representatives from NGOs based in South Huvadhoo Atoll, Members of Women’s Development Committee of Hoan’dedhdhoo and Madaveli and  youth participants from different islands of South Huvadhoo Atoll participated in the workshop. Continue reading

Conducted a Workshop on ‘’Empowering Youth Human Rights NGOs

Huvadhoo Aid conducted a workshop on ‘’empowering youth Human rights NGOs’’ in collaboration with Maldives NGO Federation and Huvadhoo Association for National Development, funded by UNDP, UNPA and Human Right Commission of the Maldives. This was held in Thinadhoo from 12th September to 15th September 2012.

Several civil society organizations within the South Huvadhoo atoll participated in the workshop. There were a number of areas that unfolded during the workshop such as the role of civil society organizations within a democratic society, gender equality, the empowerment of women, Reproductive health, family planning, human rights and role of civil society in promoting human rights, reproductive rights and helath. Continue reading

CALL FOR APPLICATION – Workshop on Empwering Youth Human Rights Organisations 12 – 15 Sep 2012, Gaaf Dhaal Thinadhoo

Applications are invited for Workshop on Empowering Youth Human Rights Organisations: Mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender into Strategic Plans of NGOs based in South Huvadhoo Atoll to be conducted in Gaaf Dhaal Thinadhoo from 12 to15 September 2012 in collaboration with Huvadhoo Association for National Development and Maldives NGO Federation. The workshop will focus on areas such as Good governance and Democracy, Decentralisation, Human Rights, Project Management, Proposal Writing, Gender Equality etc. Continue reading

World Teachers’ Day 2011

World Teachers’ Day was colourfully celebrated in Heducare Preschool. Parents of each class presented a special cake to the teachers. The cakes were cut in the special assembly held in the two sessions. Students also gave greeting cards and small gifts to their teachers. Huvadhoo Aid also gave a dinner to the teachers of the School. After the dinner certificates were given to the teachers to appreciate their service. Certificates were given by the head of School Ahmed Ameez. He thanked all the teachers, Huvadhoo Aid Management and active volunteers for their contribution in running the school smoothly.

Huvadhoo Aid conducted “Democracy Evening” to mark the international day of Democracy 2011

Huvadhoo Aid had conducted “Democracy Evening” to mark the International Day of Demcoracy 2011. The event was held at the playground of Hoadedhdhoo School on 16th September 2011. The event was opened for general public including children, youth and parents. Different activities were carried out a part of the event. A poster drawing competition for children aged between 10 and 16 where they convey their view of parliament in the form of drawing. . A special expression board (Democracy Wall) for citizens was placed for citizens to express their expectations from their parliamentarians. The most important part of the event was the student parliament presented in the event by the students of Hoadedhdhoo School. Student parliament debated on proposed lands plan of the school compound.

In addition to this Heducare preschool oragnised different games for kids and various playing equipments were kept for children to enjoy. Hoadeddhoo Island Development society as a participating organization distributed leaflets on Children’s Rights and Responsibilities of parents. Information on democracy, human rights and good governance was given throughout the event. Apart from this a special desk was placed to give opportunity for the Youth to apply for 8500 skills training opportunities announced by the government. A large crowd attended the event

Empowering Youth Human rights NGOs and Strengthening the Public response to combat drugs in South Huvadhoo Atoll workshop G.Dh Thinadhoo

Huvadhoo Aid had conducted workshop on empowering Youth Human rights NGOs and strengthening the public response to combat drugs in South Huvadhoo Atoll. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Huvadhoo Association for National Development and Huvadhoo Weekly. Sessions on Introduction to human rights, chapter two of the constitution, NGOs role in ensuring human rights and proposal writing were conducted. Continue reading

Empowering Youth Human Rights NGOs Workshop

Huvadhoo Aid had conducted Empowering Human Rights Work Shop. Participants from the NGOs based in Hoadedhdhoo and other Islands of Huvadhoo Atoll participated in the two day workshop conducted in Huvadhoo Aid Seminar Room. The sessions in the first day focused on Basics of Human rigts, Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, International conventions, role of NGOs in mainstreaming human rights. The session on the second day of the workshop covered the capacity building of NGOs like strategic planning, project management, Financial management and proposal writing. This workshop is the part of the “Empowering Youth Human Rights NGOs project funded by AusAID

Huvadhoo Aid participated in the “NGO Capacity Development Workshop on Proposal Development”

Huvadhoo Aid participated in the “NGO Capacity Development Workshop on Proposal Development” organized and facilitated by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) , on 31st October and 1st November 2010, at UN Building, Male’.

This programme is aims to strengthen capacity of NGOs working in this field, and identifying NGOs who will be as implementing partners to initiate/strengthen comprehensive community based approaches towards drug use prevention, treatment and care services for the drug using communities and their co-dependents.

The workshop was inaugurated by Vice President of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik. Speaking to inaugurate the workshop Dr Mohamed Waheed said active participation of civil society organisations was vital for the efforts to combat and prevent drug abuse in the Maldives.

Vice President Dr Waheed added that the current drug prevention programme was formulated with the intention of providing more assistance to NGOs to increase their financial and technical capacities to strengthen and widen their participation in preventing drug abuse and rehabilitating addicts back into the society.

The two-day workshop that began yesterday is a part of UNODC technical cooperation project – “Strengthening the national response to combat drug abuse in the Maldives” – which was signed between UNODC and the government on 19 January 2010. The project is funded by the European Union.

Huvadhoo Aid participated in the Workshop on civil society development (18-20 October 2010)‏

Huvadhoo Aid participated in the workshop on civil society development organized by UNDP Maldives, held in Male, from 18th to 20th October 2010. The three days workshop is to provide a conceptual guideline to NGOs on the subject of human rights, good governance, gender equality and youth development. In addition, the workshop includes sessions on NGO Management, Project Formulation, Monitoring & Evaluation and Budget Formulation. The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to NGOs for the Support to Civil Society Development Project of UNDP.

Huvadhoo Aid participated in workshop on Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights through Empowerment of Civil Society

Two members from Huvadhoo Aid participated in three day training workshop titled “Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights through Empowerment of Civil Society” from the 27th to the 29th of September, conducted by  Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) in collaboration with the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) .

At the opening ceremony, two publications by MDN; the second edition of “Asaasee Hagguthakaai Minivankan” (“Basic Rights and Freedoms”) and the 2010 Maldives report to the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) entitled ‘Needing to Scale the Communication Barrier’ was launched by the UN’s Special Advisor on Social Cohesion and Governance Mr. Ferdinand Von Habsburg.

The participants of the workshop were provided with an overview of the national mechanism on democracy and human rights including the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) as well as the UN Mechanism and their role in defending democracy and human rights. The participants also took part in developing a strategy to contribute in consolidation of democracy and human rights in the Maldives. The interactive training drew out numerous issues of concern to those working in the human rights field in the Maldives and provided an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts on how challenges could be overcome and to also share success stories from the field.

The workshop was attended by MDNs atoll based Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), local Human Rights NGOs, Staff from the Police Integrity Commission and staff from the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives.