In July 1998, 120 countries signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court at the FAO headquarters in Rome. This intricate and sophisticated treaty was drafted to establish the International Criminal Court, which is endowed with the authority to investigate and prosecute the most egregious cases of human rights violations that remain unresolved by […]
Tavaana has translated Democracy Web, a civic education curriculum developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House. Democracy Web is a study guide for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary and lower college-level students. The curriculum offers an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, gives historical background information, and provides a […]
Tavaana e-courses are provided on a secure, anonymous platform, and curricula are developed and taught by leading international and Iranian experts, covering a diverse array of civil society related topics such as leadership development, democratic institution building, women’s rights, activism, digital safety, trauma healing, international human rights law, advocacy, civic organizing, secularism and religious freedom, […]
Advocating Liberal Education for Iran, in partnership with the Center for Civic Education and the University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration’s Human Rights Education Resource Center, will build the capacity of education advocates and civil society leaders to press for reform of curricula, education policy and school life.
This course will focus on practical strategies lawyers and aspiring legal professionals can implement for human rights advocacy, tailored to the Iranian context. Participants will evaluate different avenues for advocacy, including litigation, legal reform, and social change, and how to strategically press for change on multiple levels. They will examine how best to deal with […]
Ramin Jahanbegloo’s 9 Tavaana lectures on nonviolence and nonviolent resistance span the history, language, ethics, politics and leaders of nonviolent struggle across the globe. After exploring the Hindu and Jainist roots of non-violent philosophy, Jahanbegloo examines the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and Ahimsa (“do not harm”). Using the example of Gandhi associate Abdul-Ghaffar Khan, Jahanbegloo then asks […]