The Regions 10 & 13 Training of Trainers and Institutionalization Workshop was launched on August 15-17, 2016 at the La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City.
The TOT aimed to develop local pools of trainers from the different sectors (AFP, PNP, CHR and CSOs) on the subject of human rights promotion and protection.
There were sessions on: Basic Concepts and Principles on Human Rights, the IPSP “Bayanihan” of the AFP, Human Rights-Based Policing of the PNP, Human Rights Defenders, selected human rights-related laws (Anti-Torture Law, Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act, International Humanitarian Law), selected procedures (Arrest, Search & Seizure, Detention with Custodial Investigation), and remedies (Administrative Remedies in the AFP, Administrative Remedies in the PNP, National and International Remedies, Special Judicial Remedies).
There were also sessions on how to make the participants more effective trainers (Creating an Effective Training, Popular Education Techniques) and simulation exercises (Demo Teaching). The last session was planning how to institutionalize the program.
This is an activity under the “Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities” Project, a collaboration among the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (through the AFP Human Rights Office and the J7), the Philippine National Police (through the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office), the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), and the Alternative Law Groups (ALG), with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.