Getting Started!

 

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

 

This course will help you to explore what are human rights, solution focused approach and non-violent communication.

You will be challenged to think critically and use tools for communication. By the end of this course you will have a toolkit to raise awareness of human rights, have a rised the capacity of peace building.

This course is also available in Slovenian, Estonian and Polish.

This is our first course together with 3 NGOs. Be prepared for active, self-paced learning with full of videos and quizzes. Make yourself a bridge between theory and practice and be the person who acts and talks toward solution and non-violent communication. You will explore these themes through case studies, videos and interactive exercises.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Human rights are about equality, dignity, respect, freedom and justice. But how can we use them them if we have never learned them? There is always need of building a universal culture of human rights. We as educators need to make this culture to become a mainstream not a sub-culture of a small group of human rights activists.

 

EQUALITY

DIGNITY

RESPECT

FREEDOM

JUSTICE

 

We need to be passionate about these five words. For that we should hear the voices and see people behind the words. Please look at these TED talks and be alert.

Human Rights Education

 

Human Rights Education (HRE) is learning that develops the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and VALUES of human rights with the broad goal of building a universal human rights culture.

In other words, students should be aware of the issues, concerned by the issues, and capable of standing up for human rights.

Human rights promote participation in decision making and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Human rights cannot be given or taken away.

Take a Quiz

Why human rights education is needed during the work with youth?




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social justice,
education and diversity.

The Story of Amanda

 

Here is the story of a girl from Chile. How the story of Amanda ends, you can predict and read above. It is an example of how mistrust and hate can spread like mushroom spores. But we can spread understanding of human rights on this way as well.

Full Comics of Amanda watch here.

“Children Reveal What Adults Hide”, Amanda Baeza

Extra reading on Human Rights for Educators