Projects in Denmark

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Humanity in Action Copenhagen Fellowship

Our annual Fellowship program for university students and recent graduates committed to the promotion of human rights, active citizenship, and diversity. 

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Exhibition, art auction and travel grant 

In 2018 Humanity in Action and Politiken, the Daily newspaper arranged a month-long exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of October '43. 30 artists, including Björn Nørgaard and Peter Brandes, donated art pieces along with reflections on the Danish aid to Jews in Denmark seeking safety in October 1943. The art auction has made it possible to establish an October '43 Travel Grant for extraordinary young people working on human rights. For the next 10 years, the October '43 Travel Grant will be presented at a special Humanity in Action event: "Combining the message of the past with the challenge of current human rights and minority issues" says Anders Jerichow, chair of Humanity in Action Denmark. 

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Pre-Genocide Conference in Copenhagen: Warnings and Readiness to Protect? 

In 2018 Humanity in Action Denmark hosted a special conference to commemorate the civil resistance against Nazi persecution of Jews in Denmark and of other resistances to genocide. What are the lessons learned? Is the world better prepared today? Through an exploration of the periods before the Holocaust and the genocides in Armenia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Rwanda, and Bosnia, the conference discussed these questions. 

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The Future of Human Rights 

In the summer 2018 Humanity in Action Denmark, in collaboration with Borup's folk high school, hosted a human rights debate entitled "the future of human rights". A panel of leading human rights experts was invited to discuss the status of human rights in Europe today and the challenges and prospect in ensuring a future based on human rights.

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Teaching Fellowship: Room for all? 

In 2017 Humanity in Action Denmark hosted its first Teaching Fellowship for teacher trainees with the aim of strengthening their knowledge about teaching in a diverse classroom. 

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