WINTER 2016NEWSLETTER

HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PACKAGE
What Educators Say

Eighty five percent of Youth for Human Rights and Bringing Human Rights to Life Education Packages are ordered by school and university educators. With users rating the curriculum and materials on a scale of 1 to 10—based on effectiveness, ease of use and response from students—the average score is 9.4, with over half scoring a 10. A sampling of comments:

“I loved how Youth for Human Rights portrayed the rights in their videos. They made the rights relatable and easy to understand. Hopefully, all those I informed... will be affected by the movement and will tell others about their rights too. Something as simple as showing a friend the booklet could spark a passion for helping spread the news of human rights. More would be affected than the ones I originally informed, and if all who knew about their rights were to tell someone else, the world would change for the better.” Middle School Teacher, Washington State, USA

“I think the films were great. They got the students’ attention and made them understand the meaning and importance of the work. The students really made an effort in what they were doing.” Junior High School Teacher, Sweden

“THE STUDENTS HAVE BECOME ADVOCATES FOR OTHERS AND SELF-ADVOCATES AS WELL. THEY STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER ON THE YARD AND SAY EACH PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO DIGNITY.”

—Elementary School Teacher, Canada

“It is very gratifying to see students’ enthusiasm in learning about human rights. They particularly like the 30 ads because they relate to their own daily lives.” Professor of International Relations, Law and Sociology, Portugal

“I integrate human rights teaching in many areas; language, social studies, character education, visual art, drama, music. The children love the human rights booklets and I have heard from parents that their children ran human rights lessons at home. The students have become advocates for others and self-advocates as well. They stand up for each other on the yard and say each person has the right to dignity. The children in my class are concerned about children’s rights and are writing letters to the federal government to remind our leaders that all children have the human right to equal education.” Elementary School Teacher, Canada



Delegate: In the Spotlight

This is Juan Carlos Cantu Tamez’s second Human Rights Summit. In 2013, he formed the Youth for Human Rights chapter for the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, which carries out human rights walks, concerts, photo exhibitions and educational programs. He finds the Youth for Human Rights materials help his group get through to other young people who may be reluctant to make waves. “We are responsible for changing that mindset, for a better society,” he says.



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