• 7 avril 2011
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A new intern at the Heart’s Home UN office

Having stu­died the fun­da­men­tals of law at the University of Abomey in Benin, I was soon drawn to human rights. After obtai­ning a diploma in Human Rights and Democracy at the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights of the same uni­ver­sity, I deci­ded to deepen my know­ledge of this topic. I the­re­fore enrol­led in the Master of the Academy of International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, which allo­wed me to unders­tand the adop­tion mecha­nisms of inter­na­tio­nal conven­tions in this field.

Convinced of the impor­tant role played by NGOs in these pro­ces­ses, I am glad of the oppor­tu­nity Heart’s Home has offe­red me.

Indeed, as an NGO, Heart’s Home, offers friend­ship and com­pas­sion to people most in need and calls for the res­pect of the rights of indi­vi­duals consi­de­red in their enti­rety. It is the­re­fore neces­sary that such concerns be cons­tantly remin­ded when taking deci­sions at the global level.

I hope that this intern­ship will give me the oppor­tu­nity to defend the issues Heart’s Home has been advo­ca­ting for so far. I wish to share its spe­ci­fic per­cep­tion of human dignity and this in the conti­nuity of the valua­ble work achie­ved by pre­vious interns.

Valérie HOUANGNI


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