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Kendall Institute Holds Human Rights Workshop in Stockholm


Hours before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Joint World Conference for Social Work and Social Development in Stockholm, Sweden, the Katherine A. Kendall Institute convened a human rights workshop featuring a distinguished panel of experts including Kendall advisory board members Lynne Healy (University of Connecticut) and M. C. "Terry" Hokenstad (Case Western Reserve University), along with special invited guests C. K. Law (University of Hong Kong) and Sergei Zelenev (International Council on Social Welfare). The workshop covered a wide range of topics such as teaching human rights, the implementation of human rights treaties in Hong Kong, protecting the rights of older persons, and how human rights conventions and declarations are promoted and enforced.

The standing-room-only audience at the workshop demonstrates that there is a lot of interest globally in how to teach human rights in social work education. It is the new topic area being addressed by the Kendall Institute and is the subject of its latest project, which will culminate in a published compendium of educational resources on social work and human rights.

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