Pacific Region Human Rights Measurement Workshop

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Over the coming year, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative will be expanding their human rights data collection

The following 21 countries and territories: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna will be included.

Before they get started on this work, they want to make sure they learn from local Pacific voices and expertise. To this end they will host a co-design workshop on 19-21 August 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Tara Moala and Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu.

They are looking for representatives from as many of the above countries as possible, to help them figure out:

  • The best way for HRMI to expand the data collection to these 21 nations, many of which are small and/or geographically isolated, and some of which may have limited monitoring of human rights.
  • Ways in which people from these nations can use HRMI data to advocate for change, and improve the lives of their people.

Co-design is an important principle for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) because it fits with their values of collaboration, innovation and transparency. They do more than just ‘consult’ with local experts, they develop the project together, through co-design.

This will be their fourth co-design workshop, following their first two held in the United States (in 2015 and 2017), and the third one held in 2018 in Johannesburg, which you can read about here. Each of the workshops has profoundly shaped what they do at HRMI, and they are excited to see what comes out of this next one.

If you would like to attend this workshop please fill in the application form before Friday 14 June, by clicking here.

Travel, accommodation, and food expenses will be covered for selected participants