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FOCUS December 2006 Volume 46

HURIGHTS OSAKA Award 2006

Three materials from Japan won the HURIGHTS OSAKA Award 2006 on International Human Rights Education Materials. The materials were selected among twenty materials from Japan and several other countries. As in the past, the submitted materials were in varied forms - textbooks, work- sheets, picture story books, training materials, documentaries and reports. The documentaries and reports were in video/vcd/dvd formats.

Each winning entry was awarded with 200,000 Yen and an award certificate in a ceremony held on 8 December 2006 in Osaka.

The winning materials

Following are short descriptions of the winning materials.

 1. SAFE Program (Survival and Fairness through Empowerment)
This is a collection of drawings aimed at enabling children in the lower grades of primary schools gain skills to protect themselves. The drawings present various rights provided in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This 60-page publication includes a users' guide.

ECPAT Japan Kansai (Osaka, Japan) produced this material.

 2. Ganbare! Hwangsaewool (Hurray ! Hwangsaewool)
This is a short documentary on the struggle of Korean villagers and their peace-activistsupporters against the forced expropriation of farmlands and a former primary school for the expansion of the U. S. military base in Pyeontaek, Gyonggi-do, South Korea.

Shinsuke Nakai, a video journalist who is affiliated with the Paenseong Residents Committee in Pyeontaek, Gyonggi-do produced this documentary. It runs for eight minutes in dvd format.

 3. Osaka hatsu Manabisuto Sengen (From Osaka, a Declaration of Learners)
This is a collection of human rights education materials for integrated studies in senior secondary schools. The materials consist of several topics named "multi-cultural education team," "night school, long-distance school education team," "Buraku issue team" and "disabled people's education team."

The Osaka Prefectural Human Rights Education Study Group (Osaka, Japan) prepared this material. It has 118 pages.

The three materials are in Japanese language.

For more information, please contact HURIGHTS OSAKA.


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