Ba Futuru’s Transformative Arts and Human Rights Education (TAHRE) Program was developed in 2004 to strengthen the capacity of the Timorese to create and sustain peace in Timor-Leste. The primary curriculum of the TAHRE Program is called the TAHRE Guide and was originally used with children in orphanages. The TAHRE Guide teaches participants about their own rights, the rights of others, and how to reduce violence in their everyday lives. There are two versions of the TAHRE Guide currently being used: one for youth and adults, and one for children.
The version of the TAHRE Guide that has been developed for youth and adults provides skill development in the areas of human rights, child protection, mediation, decision making, gender-based violence, legal frameworks for protection, civic education, conflict mapping, conflict analysis, negotiation and conflict transformation. The most recent adult and youth version was updated in 2013, while the children’s version is from several years ago.
Protection Empowerment and Conflict Transformation (PECT) Manual
The PECT Manual builds on Ba Futuru’s Transformative Arts and Human Rights Education Guide, which has been used in Timor-Leste since 2004. However the PECT Manual includes additional topics of gender-based violence, child protection and positive discipline.