some links for Human Rights Education

“Everyone has the right to education … Education shall be directed to the full development of human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace”, art.26 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Read the whole text on this UNESCO site).

Look at: The (Australian) Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission HREOC has developed a structured online human rights education program for teachers of upper primary and secondary school students.

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities. HREA works with individuals, non-governmental organisations, inter-governmental organisations and governments interested in implementing human rights education programmes. (See more on HREA Homepage and ff).

Read: Human Rights in Education, from right-to-education.org.

The Center for Citizenship and Human Rights Education, UK. CCHRE was established to promote and develop research, consultancy and postgraduate studies in citizenship education and human rights education. It is a leading international centre in this field and welcomes students and researchers from around the world. The Centre’s work is inter-disciplinary and we actively promote the involvement of institutions, agencies and professionals. CCHRE is involved in a range of activities at local, regional, national and international levels. Our members are drawn from a number of academic departments at the University of Leeds and beyond. The Centre Director is Professor Audrey Osler. (See: CCHRE UK).

All Governments have a duty to teach regularly about human rights and to provide a learning environment where human rights are respected and acknowledged.(Read more on Amnesty International).

Book: Human Rights Education, by Aruna Goel and S.L. Goel, Sept. 2002, amazon.

Go to: Human Rights from BBC World Service.

Journalists for Human Rights JHR is a growing charitable organization that harnesses the power of the media to combat human rights abuses. By building the capacity of the media to report effectively on human rights issues, JHR’s work pressures abusers to stop and empowers victims to fight back. Since its founding in May 2002, JHR has run projects in nine African countries and throughout North America. Within Africa, JHR works with local media organizations to reach 20 million people with human rights related stories on a weekly basis. In Canada, JHR has established 22 Chapters (or clubs) at post-secondary institutions across the country, actively engaging over 20% of Canada’s journalism students in human rights reporting. JHR is currently working to expand this program throughout the United States. JHR has offices in Accra, Ghana and Toronto, Canada. (Read all about on their Homepage and more).

More links:

(US) National Center for Human Rights Education.

The People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning, and their Report 2006 of 382 pages in pdf.

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