MURIDKE: Fazaldad Human Rights Institute (FHRI) and Rice Partners (Pvt) Ltd (RPL) in collaboration with Mars Food organized a one day teachers training workshop on Human Rights Education (HRE) to raise awareness and understanding on the concept of HRE. The training workshop aimed at providing knowledge and skills to the attendants to promote human rights, child rights, rights of minorities and women empowerment. The workshop was conducted in a highly participatory manner through presentations, group work, engaging games and activities to help the participants not only to understand the concepts but also to internalize them in their respective plans and policies. Project Officer Mr Rizwan Ali informed the participants about the working of FHRI. He said that FHRI is the most experienced organization in Pakistan on training for human rights and democracy. “Our training program has reached over 75,000 teachers, judges, police officers, bureaucrats, and elected local body representatives,” he said, adding that “170,000 students have been direct beneficiaries of this program while indirect beneficiaries run into the millions.” Senior trainer FHRI Mr Waqas A Khan introduced the participants with the concept of human rights and told the participants about the rights granted to the citizens of Pakistan by the Constitution of Pakistan. He said that though all the rights are equally important, but there is a need to pay specific attention to education, social security, standard of living, health and health services and access to appropriate information. District Education Officer (EDO) Sheikhupura Misbah Tallat highlighted the importance of women rights with reference to women empowerment. She said that the dream of developed Pakistan cannot be fulfilled without empowering our women. She further added that women should know the meaning of honor to become empowered women. Senior master trainer, educationist Samia Mubashir highlighted the role of teachers towards human rights education. She said that teachers are the role models for the children and the society, so they should fulfill their responsibility of spreading human rights education. Project Manager Helping Hand Islamabad (HHI) Mr Imran Mehmood threw light on the child rights and informed the participants about the United Nations convention on the child rights. He also told the people about the contemporary issue of child abuses and informed the participants about the strategies for elimination of child abuses. Program Manager RPL Mr Zafar Iqbal concluded the workshop by saying that the RPL is a social impact business and working for the betterment of the farmers and farm laborers. The workshop was attended by over 50 teachers from the different schools of district Sheikhupura.