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Human Rights Internet (HRI)
Activities and Programs


The scope of HRI''s programs covers most regions of the world and includes such diverse themes as: conflict prevention, minority rights, migration, women and conflict, good governance, reproductive health and information technology.

HRI''s largest program is the Initiative on Conflict Prevention through Quiet Diplomacy, which is an undertaking that began in 2004, aims at preventing violent conflict through co-operative problem-solving and quiet diplomatic arrangements within existing regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organizations.

In addition, the Visiting Speakers Series provides a chance for human rights organizations and government officials to attend informative lectures by international experts. Topics such as peace building and minority issues are covered to create a dialogue on current human rights-related issues.

HRI''s International Internship Program implements several government-funded internships for young Canadian graduates to work overseas in human rights non-governmental organizations. HRI has placed hundreds of Canadians in locations throughout the world over the years through the Young Professionals International Program, International Youth Internship Program, NetCorps and Canada Corps Programs.

The Human Rights Think Tank Watch is the latest knowledge sharing publication produced by Human Rights Internet. It is an e-publication dedicated to sharing the latest information from human rights research organizations, academics and international organizations from around the world.

HRI also amasses and indexes a large resource of human rights-based documentation. After creating a periodical index HRI then works with its publishing partner Inter Documentation Company (IDC) to have the journals microfiched and sent to various educational and human rights-centered organizations.

Currently, HRI is also developing Elections Monitoring and Training as a new program area. In 2006 HRI was invited to participate in the Commonwealth Observation Mission for the Gambia Presidential Elections.

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