Education is the foundation and catalyst for changing the state of human rights in the world, but educators need effective materials and tools they can use to easily incorporate human rights in their curriculum. Recognizing this, United for Human Rights has the answer: the Bringing Human Rights to Life Education Package. Free to educators, it gives teachers and educators everywhere a resource to help bring the concepts of human rights to life and make them a reality in the hearts, minds and actions of those who study the subject. (Offer limited to one free package per educator.)
Let’s start with some basic definitions. Human: A member of the Homo sapiens species; a man, woman or child; a person. Rights: Things to which you are entitled or allowed; freedoms that are guaranteed. Human Rights: The rights you have simply because you are human. If you were to ask people in the street, “What are human rights?” you would get many different answers….
Many organizations around the world dedicate their efforts to protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses. Major human rights organizations maintain extensive websites documenting violations and calling for remedial action, both at a governmental and grass-roots level. Public support and condemnation of abuses is important to their success, as human rights organizations are most effective when their calls for reform are backed by strong public advocacy.