PART II, SECTION 6
USING MODULE 19 IN A TRAINING PROGRAM
MONITORING AND ASSESSING THE ENJOYMENT OF ESC RIGHTS
| The purpose of Module 19 is to review
strategies and tools that can be used to monitor and assess, from different
perspectives, the enjoyment of ESC rights by individuals and groups.
This module should help trainees understand/clarify for themselves:
In introducing the module, a trainer may consider dealing with the following questions:
1. What are the purposes of monitoring and assessing ESC rights? Why are these activities important?
2. What principles should underlie monitoring and assessing ESC rights?
3. What methodologies should be adopted for monitoring and assessing ESC rights?
4. Who will be involved in monitoring and assessing?
5. How will we compile and make use of information?
6. What are the purposes of a report? How does one write a report?
¨ This module requires several sessions to cover its different topics.
This session should deal with the basic principles and techniques of fact-finding and documentation in the field of human rights.
A lecture with a display of basic principles in a flip chart could be used.
The second session should deal with the development and use of ESC rights indicators and benchmarks.
A lecture presentation should be followed by a hands-on exercise for participants to develop indicators and benchmarks. In small groups, participants should develop indicators and benchmarks for some specific rights.
This session should deal with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and qualitative information.
Depending on the needs of the group, the participants could be asked to develop a questionnaire for a community research project. The trainer could also provide a hands-on exercise for analyzing data. For example, participants could be asked to analyze and interpret data in UNDP’s Human Development Report.
The fourth session should deal with budget analysis.
A lecture presentation should be followed by an exercise in which participants analyze a national budget from the perspective of ESC rights.