On 17 November 2021, the EU- Council of Europe project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime in the Eastern Partnership countries” launched the first training of trainers on combating discrimination in Azerbaijan, in co-operation with the HELP programme of the Council of Europe.
This training course includes three phases: the HELP course “Anti-Discrimination”, the HELP course “Fight against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia”, both adapted for the Azerbaijani context, and an in person seminar on developing participants’ trainer skills, scheduled for January 2022.
Thirty participants attend this training, staff of the Ombudsperson Office of Azerbaijan, representatives of civil society organisations and free-lance legal professionals.
- Develop participants’ knowledge of the concepts and manifestations of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia and approaches to fight against them
- Develop participants’ understanding of redress to discrimination, existing standards at European level and mechanisms present at national level
- Improve participants’ skills to offer support to victims of discrimination
- Develop participants’ skills to act as trainers for others on combating discrimination in Azerbaijan.
This activity is organised in the framework of the regional project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime in the Eastern Partnership”, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance phase II.