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VCSE Training – Putting human rights into practice

July 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free training session for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations operating in York (United Kingdom).

About this event

About the Workshop

York CVS is hosting a small number training sessions titled ‘Putting Human Rights into Action’. This first session will be led by staff from the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), University of York. It will take place on Monday 4 July, from 12.45-2.45pm. Lunch will be provided from 12.15pm.

Training content

The focus of the training will be exploring ways of putting human rights into practice for VCSEs. Relevant frameworks will be covered – such as the Human Rights Act and PANEL principles (participation, accountability, non-discrimination, empowerment, and the law) – but with a focus on concrete cases and examples. Cases and examples will be taken from York and other cities and local settings in the UK. The aim is to support organisations in York to use human rights in their everyday activities, such as programming, advocacy and litigation. The implications of York becoming the UK’s first human rights city in 2017 will also be covered.

The speakers

The training will be provided by Paul Gready and Piergiuseppe Parisi from CAHR (The Centre of Applied Human Rights). To make the training as relevant as possible, we are asking those attending to send Jane Granville (below) examples of human rights-related issues that they would like the training to address. We will attempt to cover as many of these as we can at the training. You can send suggestions of topics for the training as well.


The training is free and open to organisations and individuals working on social justice issues in York.


Please contact Jane Granville, Funding and Development Officer, York CVS (jane.granville@yorkcvs.org.uk) for queries about the training or your booking.

About the Venue:

Refreshments and lunch will be provided free of charge.

A hearing loop is available. Please visit the Priory Street Centre’s accessibility webpage for more information.

For details on parking, please visit the Priory Street Centre’s parking information webpage.

We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID 19 Industry Standard Award from Visit England for our work in keeping our staff and visitors safe. Read more.

This training is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.


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Main Hall, Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York, YO1 6ET United Kingdom
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