SINOSZ, the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, published the training manual - Human Rights. Yes!

13 Jul 2009


SINOSZ, the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, published the training manual "Human Rights. Yes!" (see at the - left bottom - . It provided important information on the Convention, its key provisions and potential impact. The training manual gives persons with disabilities - deaf and hard of hearing people, their caretakers and families a solid foundation to turn the milestone of a new human rights treaty into an activist's tool to enable each and everyone to advocate for their rights and contribute to the societal change necessary to ensure that everyone can enjoy equal opportunities.

To celebrate the launch of "Human Rights. Yes!", SINOSZ will host an international conference showcasing the opportunities and methods of the training manual.

For more information and registration to the conference, please contact Dalma Foldes -






"Human rights. Yes!" International Conference

DATE AND TIME: 25 September 2009 (Friday) From 9:30 to 17:30

LOCATION: European Youth Center, 1028 Budapest, Zivatar utca 1-3. Hall "A"        

Host: Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SINOSZ)

Main patron: Dr. Máté Szabó, Parliamentary Commissioner for Civil Rights

Chair: Dr. Beáta Borza - Head of Division, Parliamentary Commissioner's Office of Hungary


Proposal for the conference programme

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30  - 9.45   Opening, welcome the guests (main patron / SINOSZ president)

9.50 - 10.10 The role of SINOSZ in promoting the human rights aware behaviour of people with disabilities - Dr Ádám Kósa (SINOSZ), Hungary

10.15 - 10.40  Challenges to the application of the Convention. An international overview by the co-author of Human Rights. Yes! - Janet Lord, Blue Law, US

10.40 - 11.00 Deaf People and Human Rights report as support to promote equalisation of opportunities for deaf people. - Colin Allen, WFD

11.00 - 11.20 The role and action proposals of the Government in promoting the human rights aware behaviour of people with disabilities. - Lajos Korózs, State Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Hungary

11.20 - 11.40 Coffee break

11.40 - 12.00 The relevance, objectives and approaches of human rights education. An international experience of the Council of Europe - Antje Rothemund, Executive Director, European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe

12.00 - 12.20 Together for each other and a new world - the role and opportunities of human rights activists in the assertion of rights - Gábor Gombos, MDAC

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.20 What should I do? Exercises for human rights trainers - What should I do? Exercises for people with disabilities who sustained legal injury  Facilitators: Marianna Szebenyi, Mobilitás, Ombudsman Office staff, Marianna Schultze and Gábor Gombos

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee break

15.40 - 16.20 Group presentations

16.20 - 17.00 Questions & Answers

17.00 Wrap-up