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Human Rights Education consists of a number of sub-topics. In the following pages, entries are divided into the following categories: Human Rights, Children’s Rights, Genocide and the Holocaust, Humanitarian Law and Values, Hunger, Indigenous Peoples, Population, Poverty, Refugees, and Tolerance. Many of the entries include information and resources about more than one topic.

+-Amnesty International

Amnesty International has many education initiatives that can be found on their website. There is also a resource section for educators and students and youth.

+-Fund for Peace Human Rights Education Project

The Human Rights Education Project helps spread the process of educating about human rights. It works directly at the grassroots with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). It provides resources of value to classrooms and includes links to a number of other human rights organizations that provide teaching and learning resources.

+-Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting political, social and environmental justice globally. The organization's public education program produces books, videos, articles and editorials through its online store; organizes educational events and workshops; and works with the media to increase coverage of human rights issues. The program includes a Speakers Bureau.

+-Global Youth Connect

Global Youth Connect (GYC) programs focus on bringing young people from different cultures together in interactive training workshops that build their knowledge and skills, and through collaborative volunteer projects that provide hands-on field experience working on human rights issues. Specific program activities can be found by visiting the countries section on the website.

+-Human Rights Education Associates, Inc.

The Human Rights Education Associates' site is, without a doubt, a most valuable site for teachers interested in teaching human rights issues. It contains online study guides, a service learning manual with a human rights focus, courses (online and in-person) on human rights education, and a North American and International human rights listserv. Recently, HREA launched a Global Human Rights Database that includes a directory of human rights educators and organizations, a comprehensive listing of human rights courses and programs offered worldwide, an extensive bibliography of human rights education materials, and a listing of funders of that support human rights education.

+-Human Rights Resource Center

The Human Rights Resource Center has partnered with human rights organizations throughout the world on a variety of initiatives, including studies and evaluations, curriculum and resource development, training and workshop presentations, and developing effective practices in human rights education. It has an extensive set of links to other human rights education resources.

+-Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigates and exposes human rights violations and holds abusers accountable. It challenges governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights laws. In so doing, HRW puts out publications about human rights issues around the world. Users of the site can access materials by regions of the world or by issues such as arms, children’s rights, international justice, prisons, refugees, torture, women’s rights and more.

+-Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

Minnesota Advocates has received international recognition for a broad range of innovative programs to promote human rights and prevent the violation of these rights. It provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. Minnesota Advocates has produced more than 50 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 20 countries; educated over 10,000 students and community members about human rights issues; and provided legal representation and assistance to over 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.

+-OneWorld International

One World International provides global development and human rights information, campaigns and news services. It has a searchable database with thousands of archived articles from five continents and in 11 different languages around regional and thematic issues. Many of these are produced in the South to widen the participation of the world’s poorest and most marginalized peoples in the global debate.

+-Oxfam America

Oxfam America is a Boston-based international development and relief agency and an affiliate of Oxfam International. Oxfam keeps the public informed with timely news stories and articles on their work around the world. It also produces a variety of publications to support regional programs, public education, policy and advocacy, and fundraising efforts. Issues worked on include natural resources, peace and security, equality of women, poverty, indigenous and minority rights and global trade.

+-Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada supports community programs in food security, health, nutrition and democratic development with an emphasis on working with women.

+-People’s Decade of Human Rights Education

People’s Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) is a non-profit, international organization that works with a network of affiliates to advance pedagogies for human rights education. UN officials, educators and others work with PDHRE to develop human rights training manuals and teaching materials. 

+-University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

In addition to the Human Rights Center described above, The University of Minnesota Center partners with the Minnesota Global, Peace, and Human Rights Network to provide pre-service and in-service training for teachers. It produces an HRE Curriculum Series and has developed a statewide human rights curriculum for use in K-12 schools throughout Minnesota.

+-Youth for Human Rights International

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) was formed because it was realized that very little is being done to teach human rights to young people. In support of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, this youth organization is working on a human rights campaign to bring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to youth through essay and art contests, the production of music and films, and by providing educational materials for students and teaching guides for schools.
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