This module highlights the many benefits a Human Rights Friendly School can offer to individuals and society. Use the story of “The Boy with Two Eyes” and our interactive Camping-Out situation cards to discuss diversity and difference in the classroom.
Through this module’s fun activities, students get an opportunity to voice their opinions, listen to and respect others’ views and work together as equals – all tasks that instil the spirit of Human Rights Education!
This introductory module explores the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its importance in daily school life. Discover the rights and responsibilities of each stakeholder(especially teachers!) in an inclusive learning environment.
Explore how codes of conduct can enhance relationships between school community members. Find out the importance of behavioural guidelines and why we need them in the classroom.
These fun activities will help you create a set of behaviour guidelines for your own class or school.
What is the Right to Education (RTE) Act and why is it so important for Human Rights Education? Evaluate the human rights friendliness of your school and rate how closely it relates to the Act. Take your learning forward, ensuring that the spirit of the RTE Act is reflected in teaching practices and present in the classroom space!
How can you bring your child up to be a rights respecting individual? This module on human rights parenting helps parents understand their rights and responsibilities as members of the school community. And to find the resources to do the same at home!
This is an activity pack specifically created to address bullying in school. It provides extensive information for all stakeholders on the definition and types of bullying in a school. It also gives each stakeholder tips on how to address this issue in a sustainable manner through anti-bullying charters or policies.
You don't have to be an adult to stand up for what is right and speak up for what is wrong. School is a great place to discover and discuss human rights and Amnesty Club is the best way to make it happen. Start an Amnesty Club in your school to understand and talk about real life human rights issues. You'll be surprised what a difference your little club can make!
Student Councils strengthen how schools are run. They are channels of communication between the students and the school management, to contribute towards informed decision making. As a group of elected student representatives, the student council supports the running of the schools by suggesting new ideas that are close to students’ hearts while also voicing concerns of the student body. Click here to find ways to make the student council effective, truly representative and proactive.
How human rights friendly is your school? Which areas of school life require human rights related attention? What is the level of human rights friendliness that your school aspires towards?
These are some of the important questions that our self-assessment tool helps you - the teachers and school management - to answer. Based on your self-assessment of your school, we help you build vision statements and action plans to strengthen your school's path towards human rights friendliness.
A Human Rights Friendly School is rooted in 10 principles which are derived from international human rights standards, norms & instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). These principle strengthen the thoughts and actions of every member of the school community. They are the foundation for the four key areas of school life: Curriculum, Relationships, Environment and Governance.
4 areas of school life: the domains
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