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Marking Human Rights Day with launch of Four Freedoms Program

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Today the world marks Human Rights Day. On 10 December 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration has become a contract between governments and their peoples that outlines the fundamental human rights and

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Human Rights Teaching

In partnerships with schools, teacher training institutes and institutes of higher learning, HREA engages in human rights teaching, policy and curriculum development and teacher training. Priority areas – education of marginalized groups – gender and education – right to education

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HREA and Free University Berlin start new project on history and human rights education

Project team members (from left to right) Felisa Tibbitts, Else Engel, Martin Lücke, Lea Fenner and Frank Elbers during the first project meeting in Berlin, 30 September 2014

The Free University Berlin, “right now” and HREA started a new project on historical learning and human rights education, funded by the German foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future as part of its Teaching Human Rights funding programme. HREA staff members

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HREA co-sponsors Workshop on Education for Global Citizenship

Education for Global Citizenship workshop

HREA will be co-sponsoring a workshop on education for global citizenship at UN headquarters on Wednesday, 27 August. This participatory workshop intends to facilitate discussion on education for global citizenship as vital to achieving a transformative post-2015 development agenda. Ideas and recommendations

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Start of second phase of national HRE curriculum development in Mauritius

Participants during a workshop on human rights education in Port Louis, Mauritius conducted by HREA in December 2011

HREA has been contracted by the Commonwealth Secretariat to further assist the government of Mauritius with the implementation of a national human rights education curriculum. In the first phase of this collaboration, HREA assisted the government of Mauritius to integrate

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Capacity building program for Pacific Islands to undertake human rights-based analyses

Children in Majuro, Marshall Islands (Photo: Steve Courchesne)

From 29 September 2014-30 January 2015, HREA will be offering an online training program that will increase capacity of staff of the Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and partners to undertake human

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New teacher toolkit for UNRWA schools published

UNRWA launches teacher toolkit for Human Rights

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) recently launched a new Teacher Toolkit on human rights, conflict resolution and tolerance in schools for Palestine refugee children. “The Toolkit builds on a fifteen-year

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HREA publishes new violence prevention resource

Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource

For immediate release 3 July 2013 Cambridge – HREA announces the release of Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource, a new manual created by HREA, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación Familia y

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Screening of ‘A Path to Dignity’ at Harvard Kennedy School

The cover of "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education" © OHCHR Photo/Christine Wambaa

The documentary film A Path to Dignity will be screened at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on Friday, 22 February. A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the

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HREA and INTRAC conduct a ‘human rights bootcamp’ in Amman

HREA, in collaboration with INTRAC and the Jordan Civil Society Program, conducted a “bootcamp” for human rights trainers in Amman from 27-31 January 2013. Twenty trainers from NGOs and other civil society organisation participated in the five-day training of trainers

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