Poonam, Thank you for sharing the information on HRE in India. In the discourse on human rights education, I notice an absence of discussion on what the components of HRE should include. There is very little discussion of an anti-racism framework, little about poverty elimination, system discrimination, ethnic cleansing, caste systems, internal displacements, economic injustice, power imbalances, colonialism, etc. Yet these are the concrete areas in which individuals and groups experience real discrimination and loss of human rights. I'm concerned that if HRE does not address these fundamental inequalities, it remains just a theory, ineffective and unrealistic and of little practical value. best, Maria On 20 September 2005, "Poonam Verma" wrote >Today education is one of the most important functions of State and local governments. It is required >in the performance of our most basic responsibilities. It is the principal instrument in awakening the >human beings to cultural values, non-judgementalism, tolerance, and in preparing them to adjust to >complex environments where rights and duties cooperate. There is growing consensus that >education in and for human rights is essential and can contribute to both the reduction of human >rights violations and the building of free, just and peaceful societies. Human rights education (HRE) >is also increasingly recognized as an effective strategy to prevent human rights abuses. > <snip> ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to < >. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact < >. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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