Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy

Human Rights Based Approach(HRBA) to Education and Development

21- 22 November 2017Souphanvoung
UniversityLuangprabang, Lao PDR


The two-day
seminar titled “Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Education and
Development” was Human Rights Based Approach(HRBA) to Education and
  Developmentorganized by the Faculty of
Law and Political Science (FLP)
at National
University of Laos (NUOL)
. The National Seminar was hosted by the
Souphanvoung University in
Luangprabang in Lao PDRA first of its kind seminar on human rights, the
activity exposed academics and students of five faculties at the host
university to among others, the human rights based approach to education and
development.  The attending faculties included Faculty of Economics,
Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Letters, and
Faculty of Forestry.A total of ten presentations were delivered by the Human
Rights group from FLP-NUOL, two representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
, and SEAHRN Co-Convenor, also member of the SHAPE-SEA
Steering Committee.Two group activities were conducted – one, to the gauge
discuss the gender roles amongst students, and two, to gauge the
internalization of the information presented at the National Seminar,
particularly the Sustainable
Development Goals

Presentations were

  • Introduction to Human Rights and FLP-
    NUOL’s role in promoting Human Rights by Asst. Prof. Sengphet Outhay (Vice Dean
    of FLP and Rector of SU)
  • The scope, importance and
    necessity of HRBA by Lect. Vilay Langkavong
  • The
    Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women
    (CEDAW) by Lect. Khonsavanh Vongvannaxay
  • Human Rights
    Education and how to teach human rights to students in Lao PDR by Lect.
    Bounmy Latsamyxay
  • The perceptions, attitudes and
    practice of Gender Equality at the National University of Laos by Ms. Silaka
  • Way forward of teaching Human rights at SU by Asst
    Prof Viengvilay Theingchanxay (Dean of FLP)
  • ASEAN and
    Human Rights, the implementation of Human Rights in Lao PDR and the domestic
    implementation of the Universal Periodic Review in Lao PDR by Ms. Vilayluck
    Seneduangdeth (MoFA – Law and Treaty Department)
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Human Rights in Education and
    Development in Lao PDR by Ms. Sililar Siengsounthone (MoFa- Law and Treaty
  • A little of Human Rights and Legal Research
    by Ms. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga (SEAHRN Co-Convenor and SHAPE-SEA
    Steering Committee Member) 

The National Seminar was attended by 99
participants on Day 1 and 91 participants on Day 2.

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