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HREA announces two fellowships within its Children’s Rights, Child Development, Participation and Protection Programme for 2014 (native Portuguese speaker is a requirement).

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international NGO that is head-quartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Its core activities are human rights education and awareness. The responsibilities of the fellow will include:

  • conduct research on children’s rights to support existing and future programming;
  • identify education and training resources in Portuguese;
  • teach and co-teach e-learning courses in Portuguese and English;
  • contribute to the development and facilitation of face-to-face training workshops;
  • contribute to the development and facilitation of HREA’s Community of Practice on children’s rights.

The application deadline is 15 November, 2013. Further information can be found HERE.

posted by Roy Huijsmans

Vietnam News reports that in the period 2 January – 31 March 2013 Vietnamese citizens are invited to provide feedback to a series or proposed amendments to the 1992 Constitution.

Discussions on the listserve of the Vietnam Studies Group highligt what seems to be an important change concerning the provisioning of free primary education. Article 59 of the 1992 Constitution (amended 2001) states:

  • The citizen has both the right and the duty to receive training and instruction.
  • Primary education is compulsory and dispensed free of charge.
  • The citizen has the right to get general education and vocational training in various ways.
  • With regard to school students with special aptitudes the State and society shall create conditions for them to blossom out.
  • The State shall enact policies regarding tuition fees and scholarships.
  • The State and society shall create the necessary conditions for handicapped children to acquire general knowledge and appropriate job training.

The proposed amendment does not explicitly mention ‘free’ education but talks merely about the right and obligation of citizens to learn right.

Below the Vietnamese text:

Điều 42 (sửa đổi, bổ sung Điều 59)
Công dân có quyền và nghĩa vụ học tập.


Two new edited volumes contain chapters by CYS convenor Kristen Cheney. Click on the pictures to learn more about them:

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