2nd Module of 7th Participatory Course on Democracy and Human Rights was held at NCCP- Lahore on 23-26, 2017 which is the key capacity building initiative of the Centre for Human Rights Education -Pakistan.
Out of 18 selected participants for the 2nd module, only 10 participants were able to make it for the 2nd Module. The low attendance was mainly due to the High level of warning of terrorist attacks after the blast at Charing Cross and Defense Housing Authority Lahore, Sehwan, Peshawar and may other places. Therefore 8 confirmed participants refrain from traveling and coming Lahore and were not able to  join. The participants who qualified and missed due to security situation shall be give opportunity while Mr. Samson  Salamat, Umar Farooq and Ms. Seemab John facilitated during the Training.
According to the philosophy of the 2nd Module, the participants themselves become facilitators and resources persons in the 2nd Trainings. Prior to joining of the training, the participants were assigned different topics to prepare to conduct sessions and were also asked to do presentations about how they had implemented their learning during the 1st Module of the PCHDR.
Participatory Course on Democracy and Human Rights (PCDHR) focuses to strengthen the concepts of Human Rights and Democracy, introduce international Human Rights standards and mechanism, and promote volunteerism among youth and skill development of Human Rights Defenders. PCDHR consists of participatory techniques and methods which helps to develop understanding on different social subjects, provides the opportunity to interact and develop networking with people from diverse backgrounds and from different parts of the country.
The course has got a significant recognition nationally and internationally and a huge competition has been observed for the selection in the PCDHR.



Content/ Activity

Facilitator/Resource Person



Presentations by the participants on the Implementation of their individual plan

The Impact of participation in the PCDHR- personal, social and professional life

Samson Salamat & Umar Farooq

Presentations by all the participants 

 Evolution (history) of Human Rights

Huma Kalhoro & Sadaf Rao

Introduction of the United Nation Human Rights System,

Huma Kalhoro& Sadaf Rao

International Human Rights Instruments (ICCPR & CESCR)  

Rajesh Kumar

International Human Rights Instruments (CEDAW)

Amtul Aleem

International Human Rights Instruments (CRC & CRPD)

Naqeeb ullah

Penal Discussion “Pakistani Politics and the Rights of
marginalized Communities: Issues and Concerns"

  •  Rights of Religious minorities)
  •  Rights of Women
  •  Rights of Transgenders
  •  Provincial Rights)
  •  Rights of Children




Krishna Maheshwary
Sabira Asmat 
Rashid Hussain
Saifullah Channa
Sana Anwar 

Certificate Distribution Ceremony

Samson Salamat
Dr. Fauzia Saeed
Tariq Siraj Advocate
Samuel Pyara


Development of Individual  Plan
Overall evaluation and experience sharing

  • Activity Plan
  • Budget Preparation
  • Sharing with larger group
  • Individual Sharing
  • Questionnaire

Samson Salamat
Seemab John


Participants Feedback and Comments

My experience with PCDHR as participant was remarkable. This module of PCDHR is very learningful and very transformative. I myself very much inspired from this training and the impact of this training on my life is un-definable because I never reacted or raised my voice on any issues of human rights violations but now after this training not only I raise my voice but I also try to do intervention to solve that problem. Now I can call myself Human Rights Defender. Krishna Maheshwary- Karachi
My experience with this organization was very good. This gave me vision, learning and also gave me way out, how to implement it in my personal and professional life. I got practices based learning in this training. Human Rights Education is very much required to everyone because its lacking in our educational system. I am really blessed that I got this opportunity. Sadaf Khan- Lahore 
I have been always in different communities where I made many friends but I was not known to minority rights or human rights and how can we run and forward our community culture and humanity. By this training this main thing is that "the humanity is the biggest religion". I also learnt how to work as leadership working with groups in challenges". Naqeeb ullah- Loralai