Sunday, 20 June 2010

Launch of Human Rights Education on amnesty.org

Amnesty International's work in human rights education spans formal, non-formal and informal sectors across all continents. Information about international human rights education is online now.

Amnesty International believes that human rights education is fundamental for addressing the underlying causes of human rights violations, preventing human rights abuses, combating discrimination, promoting equality, and enhancing people's participation in democratic decision-making processes.

Many people worldwide have recognized the contribution of human rights education to make human rights a reality worldwide. Find out what Amnesty International is doing at the international and regional level with a range of organisations, partners, networks and supporters to contribute towards this goal.

At the national level across all continents, Amnesty International offices are actively involved in advocating for mainstreaming human rights education in the formal sector, including working with governments on policy and legislative measures, developing learning processes and tools and resources, creating enabling learning environments, and facilitating the training of teachers and educators.

As well as in formal education, we also work with other sectors of the global community linking human rights education to active participation and empowerment, working with young people, indigenous and marginalized groups, professional associations and groups, traditional/ religious leaders, and community based organizations.

Read about our work with the AI International HRE Network; in Africa with the Africa HRE Project and in Middle East North Africa; the Human Rights Friendly Schools Project; the Rights Education Action Programme; and advocacy for human rights education at the international level.

You can access Amnesty International human rights education methodologies and resources online or by contacting the relevant human rights education teams.

These pages will be updated regularly and are available in English, French and Spanish.