The symposium “Building Empathy, Conquering Apathy” launches May 17th, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s the second event in a three-year plan to prevent and raise awareness of human-rights violations, such as gender-based violence, discrimination, harassment, and bullying at the intersections of gender-identity, race, sexual orientation, and poverty.
BECA will bring together educators, policy makers, human-rights advocates, academics, non-profit and front-line service workers with the goal of exploring promising approaches to preventing human rights violations, such as empathy-based human-rights education.
WE STRIVE TO:
1. Facilitate dialogue, networking and understanding of human-rights violations, such as gender-based violence, discrimination, bullying, harassment, and the intersections between gender identity, sexual orientation, race and poverty.
2. Encourage innovation and collaboration by facilitating the flow of information between NGOs, decision-makers, and volunteers.
3. Build community capacity to respond to and prevent human rights violations.
4. Encourage public participation in a growing dialogue about human-rights violations such as gender-based violence, discrimination, bullying, and harassment.
5. Build momentum for deeper collaboration over the next two years.