Pacific Region Human Rights Measurement Workshop

19th Aug, 2019

Would you like to attend the Human Rights Measurement Initiative Pacific Region Co-design Workshop?

Over the coming year, we will be expanding our human rights data collection to 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.

Before we get started on this work, we want to make sure we learn from local Pacific voices and expertise. To this end we 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.

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

  • The best way for HRMI to expand our 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 our values of collaboration, innovation and transparency. We do more than just ‘consult’ with local experts, we develop the project together, through co-design.

This will be our fourth co-design workshop, following our 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 we do at HRMI, and we are excited to see what comes out of this next one.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please fill in the form on the blog before Friday 14 June.: https://humanrightsmeasurement.org/blog/pacific-wo..

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

19-21 August 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.