8th ICHRE, Montreal, Canada, 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

28 December 2017

The 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Bridging our Diversities, was held in Montreal, Canada, from November 30th to December 3rd, 2017. Concordia University provided the venue and graciously hosted the event. The 2017 Conference was co-organized by Dr Sev Ozdowski of Western Sydney University and Australian Council for Human Rights Education. This year’s Conference was the 8th in a series of annual conferences previously held in Australia, South Africa, Poland, Taiwan, USA, Netherlands and Chile.

More than 310 registered participants coming from over 50 countries in all regions of the world took part in this event. The main objective of the Conference was to work together to develop a dynamic articulation of the value of human rights education as well as to document a collection of innovative and effective strategies and practices to respond to current global challenges.

The conference spread over the 3.5 days and consisted of three major themes:
.  Human rights education as a fundamental response to global challenges, for reconciliation with indigenous peoples and in achieving gender equality
.  HRE good practices for building equitable and inclusive communities
.  HRE tools and tactics to ensure impact

All workshops and panel presentations followed a participatory approach which involved active engagement of participants.

More information and a full list of all plenary, workshop and panel sessions, including main speakers and organizations responsible for organizing workshops and panels, is provided in the attached Narrative Report, Conference Program, and Conference Declaration and Closing Remarks.

ICHRE 2017 Narrative Report          ICHRE-2017 Full Program        ICHRE 2017 Conference Declaration 

IHREC 2017 Closing Remarks (by Sev Ozdowski)