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Organization: Ágere Cooperação em Advocacy
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Progress has been noteworthy in the area of human rights education. The Brazilian government has created a Human Rights Education Committee and a national plan of action has been launched.

Progress has also been noted in the area of protection of the rights of the child as part of the MDGs which are all part of a greater process towards peace.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

the lack of funds has prevented practical actions to be taken in the promotion of human rights education

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Many initiatives have been noted in the period to train large numbers of people in the area of human rights. For instance, our organization has developed a course to train human rights agents all over the country. Out of 1,000 registered participants in a distance learning program, 500 graduated in the program last March 2005 ( please see www.gestordh.org.br )

Our organization has been a co-founder of a network of NGOs with the mission of protecting human rights of children. the network has presented a report to the Brazilian government ( also available in English at www.redeamiga.org.br ) with the main challenges that the Brazilian society is facing to guaranttee the rights of the child.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

Invest more in human rights education

PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Partnership in the area of human rights education has taken place along with the National Secretariat for Human Rights, an agency of the Office of the President.

In the area of the rights of the child the Child Friendly Network( www.redeamiga.org.br) was a major achievement bringing together 28 different NGOs.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

Diverse advocacy training courses for both youth and adults in the areas of racism, health and rights of the children and youth

Postal address of organization

SHIS QI 11 BLOCO m SALAS 104/105
71625-205 BRASILIA DF

E-mail address of organization

info@agere.org.br

Website address of organization

www.agere.org.br

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Human rights

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education for a culture of peace

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Brasil

Second priority country of action (or international)

Argentina
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