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Human Rights Education - Ekvilib Institute

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Transcript of Human Rights Education - Ekvilib Institute

Human rights based approach
At our work, we focus on the importance of human rights to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation and we explore changes that human rights make in the life of excluded individuals. We are also researching the role of the human rights, i.e.
human rights based approach
in the key development issues such as national, regional and global development policy, environment, trade policy, migration policy, poverty reduction and the information society.
We are striving to integrate human rights as a fundamental principle in development cooperation. We wish to influence structural changes that lead to a fairer and more balanced global development.
Project 1
by Ekvilib Institute
Human Rights Education
Project 2
Project 3
Project 7
Project 5
Foundation - Human Rights

Recognition Increased knowledge
Good practices Club ACTRIGHT
Better awareness NGO cooperation
Structural changes More equal and
just society
Policies analysis
Methodology: Global education - Theater of the oppressed
Methodology: interactive workshops
round tables and lectures
Methodology: photography
campaigns and awareness raising
Methodology: Global education - Kinderkultur Karavane
created by Manca Šetinc Vernik
Project 6
Methodology: peer-learning
Project 4
Human Rights Education History
Preamble: "Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by
teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms
- use theater as a means of promoting social and political change
- the audience becomes active:
Article 26/2: Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of
respect for human rights
and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
Vienna declaration and the Programme of action
: "States
hale strive to eradicate illiteracy and should direct education toward the full development of the human personality and to the strengthen of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The World Conference on Human Rights calls on all States and institutions to include human rights, humanitarian law,democracy and rule of law as subjects in curricula of all learning institutions in formal and non- formal settings.
Human rights education
should include peace, democracy, development and social justice, as set forth in international and regional human rights instruments, in order to achieve common understanding and awareness with a view to strengthening universal commitment to human rights."
UN Decade of Human Rights Education
(UNESCO's responsibility)
World Programme for Human Rights Education
, and ongoing project to advance the implementation of human rights education programmes in all sectors
Now we're in the 2nd phase - (2010 - 2014). Main focus: a plan of action for human rights education in higher education and for human rights training for civil servants, law enforcement officials and the
Human Rights Education
Fact 1: Everyone has rights.
Fact 2: Everyone has the right to have rights.
Fact 3: Everyone has the right to learn what their rights are.
Human rights education is an integral part of the right to education and is increasingly gaining recognition as a
human right in itself
. Knowledge of rights and freedoms is considered a fundamental tool to guarantee respect for the rights of all.
Compendium of good practices:

Slovenian case: :
My rights
- http://www.eip-ass.si/mojepravice/starejsi.htm
»Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Let me do it, I'll understand.«
Photo competition and photo exhibition - Through the lens of human rights
- establishing a culture of human rights,
- thereby acknowledging the dignity and equality of all members of the global society.
With the use of art and culture promote and encourage international creative cooperation; awareness raising, peer-learning, empowerment, teaching of tolerance
ACTRIGHT: capacity building, no hierarchy in teaching, continuous exchange of knowledge
- coalition building, shadow report
Exchange of good practices
- empower, transform, educate
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