Human rights education is about encouraging everyone ‒ even the trainers ‒ to constantly test and retest their notions and beliefs. “It’s not like you switch on the light and you are convinced about the rights of women to do x, y, z, for example,” or that your actions or reactions always align with your beliefs, she says.
“It is not enough for the state to change the rights or to put in place new rights without doing a great job of raising awareness and changing practices and culture. It must start with the school, the family, in the street.” Civil society engagement is necessary to ensure that legal gains become realities in society and in the daily lives of women.
"The young people we met on board were afraid to be included with young people without disabilities. For them, the eyes of others are difficult … It was important not to differentiate between the rights of young people with and without disabilities. Rights are for everyone."