“The threats of international homicide, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.” *Source: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals / Goal 16 /
Human Rights and the Global Goals. http://cdn.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/2017/07/Amnesty-WLL-lesson-plan-English.pdf
The Power of Peace: http://cdn.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/2016/06/8_The_Power_of_Peace.pdf
Featured resources include WEBINAR: SDG16 and youth empowerment for peaceful, just and inclusive societies
Youth4Peace Training Toolkit includes introduction to key concepts, guidelines for design, skills and principles and program design for peace education and peacebuilding programs.
UN Human Rights Council You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UNOHCHR Includes introductory videos on human rights.
Human Rights Education and Training: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Education/Training/Pages/HREducationTrainingIndex.aspx
Human Rights materials for educators from Amnesty International are available through the human rights education portal: https://www.amnesty.org/en/human-rights-education/
Five fictional comic style heroes represent the experiences of real human rights defenders around the world.
UNICEF has also developed a free, basic online training course for educators and others, specifically on children’s rights which helps to explain, through videos, what human and child rights are, and how they differ from ‘needs’-https://bit.ly/childrightsmatter
This tool maps the goals and targets of the SDGs to articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international human rights instruments, treaties and conventions.
A collection to links to online games with a human rights focus.
SDG16 HUMAN RIGHTS – End All Forms of Violence Against Children. [7 pages]
The UNAA WA Education Program runs the annual national Yolande Frank Art Awards and Peace Day Celebrations promoting human rights and peace education in WA.
Includes curriculum linked resources on the UN and Human Rights.
“The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance is a museum with no walls, founded to promote a society where everyone can live peacefully with each other, free from racial and religious prejudice and discrimination. Our Museum is centred around the concept of fostering greater empathy and cohesion by amplifying the voices of those marginalised by racial and religious discrimination into positive actions and meaningful change.”
In Visible Ink is the Museum’s signature project for 2019. The purpose of the In Visible Ink project is to make stories of people and communities marginalised by race and religion visible, in order to catalyse them and inspire meaningful social change.
You can access their educational resources HERE: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/human-rights-education-and-training
Popular resources include FACE THE FACTS sheets and RIGHTSED materials covering topics such as racism, cultural diversity, disability rights, gender equality and children’s rights in Australia.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS Lessons
FACT THE FACTS Factsheets
“The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University is a centre for research, postgraduate teaching, critical scholarship and advocacy on human rights. The Centre leads ethical scholarship, enabling individual agency and community engagement on human rights and social justice through the study and promotion of human rights at local, national and international levels.”
The Story of Rights and Freedoms around the World. Resources for depth study, Year 10 History. Quick summary: In this Finding Out lesson, students will explore civil rights, with a specific focus on the African American civil rights movement in the United States of America. They will use a ‘Think-Pair- Share’ visible thinking routine to explore their understanding of what civil rights are. The class will discuss a definition of the concept, with a focus on the differences and similarities with human rights. The class will analyse images relating to the reaction to desegregation in the USA, and respond to a set of prompts about them. Students will then research and organise into chronological order a set of key events within the USA civil rights movement. Students will dig deeper into key figures and events in the fight for civil rights, and create a set of exhibits for a class gallery walk. They will then reflect on their new understanding using a ‘Here Now/There Then’ visible thinking routine.
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