December 3, 2018 – In fall 2018, the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic continued its work in the field of human rights and gender justice education. From 2017 – 2018, the clinic developed a human rights curriculum and training manual focused on gender justice for university and high school students in Japan. The manual has been used to train hundreds of students and teachers on human rights and gender justice across schools in Japan.
This semester, the clinic partnered with the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) to adapt the training manual to the Kenya context and highlight issues at the intersection of gender studies and human rights. In November, clinic students Anissa Adas, Hannah Bernard, Robyn Luzon, Marine Vienot de Vaublanc, Yating Wang, Program Assistant Christine ElDabh, and Professor Chi Mgbako traveled to Nairobi to conduct the multi-day gender justice and human rights interactive workshop for a gathering of diverse young Kenyan activists and university students. Several workshop participants have indicated their intention to replicate parts of the workshop within their schools, organizations, and communities. The clinic is now in the process of developing follow-up projects with some of the workshop participants.