Bridging our Diversities: 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education


Henry F. Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, CA

With Equitas and other major partners, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal pluralism is an organizing partner the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education.

This 3.5-day conference will assemble practitioners, policy-makers and academics from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education.

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The Conference will be held at:

Concordia University - Henry F. Hall Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

Conference objectives

This 3.5-day conference will assemble between 300-400 practitioners, policy-makers, academics, members of CSOs and other people who are interested in human rights education (HRE) to:

  • Deepen our understanding of the impact of human rights education in tackling current global challenges.
  • Identify strategies and formulate recommendations for ensuring HRE becomes a higher priority for governments and civil society organizations.
  • Share and showcase good HRE practices and innovative tactics from around the world that aim to promote respect for diversity and inclusion, strengthen social cohesion and reconciliation, and support knowledge and education as drivers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Forge new connections and reinforce existing efforts to build networks and communities of practice for human rights defenders[1].

Why a conference on Human Rights Education ?

The ICHRE is a global discussion forum to connect around shared human rights challenges and focus on good practices and innovation in education.

This conference will provide opportunities to share rights-based education experiences and practical HRE tools. It will create spaces where participants can explore how HRE can build more peaceful and equitable communities and provide effective solutions to current national and global challenges related to diversity, inclusion, violence and extremism.