Members

ASEAN University Network – Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE)

Its commitments and
achievements

Realizing
that human rights and fundamental freedoms are key principles for ASEAN
community-building, the ASEAN University Network–Human Rights Education theme
(AUN-HRE) was formally established in 2009 by the ASEAN University Network
Board of Trustees to promote education and research opportunities in the area
of human rights, serve as a platform for collaboration and capacity-building
amongst member institutions to strengthen existing cooperation and enhance
human rights education in the ASEAN region.Mahidol University was appointed
as the focal point for the theme. The Institute of Human Rights and Peace
Studies has been assigned to coordinate the network and implement relevant
activities in cooperation with its members.AUN Human Rights Education
(AUN-HRE)
is a network of academic collaboration
among 30 AUN Member Universities including 2 associate members to promote
education and research in human rights/peace in ASEAN/Southeast Asia.It main
objectives include:

AUN-HRE in collaboration with the Southeast Asian
Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) jointly initiated and runs human rights
education project under SHAPE-SEA (Strengthening Human Rights and Peace
Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia). The overarching objective is
to contribute to the improvement of human rights and peace situation in Southeast
Asia through applied research and education. The strategy of the program is
to directly involve and engage universities to play a more significant role
in promoting human rights and peace by contributing research and by
increasing the knowledge of human rights and peace by incorporating them into
university education.Activities and
achievements
Committed to inculcating human rights
and peace culture in ASEAN/Southeast Asia, the AUN-HRE has been running
various activities, including:

  • Organisation of AUN-HRE
    Annual
    Regional lecturers’ workshop on teaching human
    rights
    aiming to train university lecturers;
  • Production of the groundbreaking
    Textbooks
    on human rights in Southeast Asia
    produced by
    Southeast Asian scholars. So far, three volumes comprised of 23 chapters
    covering a wide range of issues critical to the region. A teaching manual was
    developed to complement the Textbooks. The fourth volume focusing on peace
    and conflict transformation is underway;
  • Online
    courses
    :
    Based on the Textbooks, online courses had
    been developed and made available to the public;
  • Policy
    advocacy
    : To ensure that human rights and peace education is
    supported by ASEAN higher education institutions and ASEAN relevant entities,
    AUN-HRE has been doing policy advocacy throughout the region;
  • An ASEAN regional collaborative graduate program in
    human rights and peace
    . One of the outcomes which already
    enjoyed support of ASEAN Senior Officials of Education Meeting is the
    development of an ASEAN regional collaborative graduate program in human
    rights which, once established, will be the first ever in the
    region;
  • Regional network meeting which
    collaborates beyond ASEAN region;
  • Student engagement.

AUN-HRE
strives to place human rights and peace high in educational and research
agenda of not only partner universities but also of the governments and other
stakeholders. The AUN-HRE’s vision is to see a Southeast Asian where the
culture and values of human rights, peace and democracy are instilled through
widespread research and teaching in higher education. We believe that
building regional cooperation on human rights and peace in higher education
would contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights and
sustainable peace for all peoples in ASEAN/Southeast Asia. We also believe
that the various forms of threats to human rights and peace cannot be
effectively addressed unless there are highly skilled network of experts and
evidence-based knowledge in the Region.AUN-HRE members and
association
AUN-HRE
Network

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

Associate
members

Contact
Information
Chair/Convener: Dr. Sriprapha
Petcharamesree
Manager: Sunsanee Sutthisunsanee
<education.shapesea@gmail.com>
Secretariat: Institute of Human Rights and Peace (IHRP)
Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Contact: sripraphapet@gmail.com,
education.shapesea@gmail.com
Website: https://www.shapesea.com

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