APF launches human rights education video toolkit
Graphic: Community training session in the Philippines
A new video resource launched by the APF explores the key steps in developing and leading effective human rights education programs.
A new video resource launched this month by the APF explores the key steps in developing and leading effective human rights education programs.
The resource complements the Human Rights Education: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions and aims to support human rights educators in their vital work to empower individuals and communities and promote social change.
Human rights education is directed towards transformation. It is about a new mindset, a new perspective, a different way of looking at things.
Featuring senior human rights educators from a broad range of APF members, Life Lessons is a series of short videos that discuss:
- What is human rights education?
- Who is human rights education for?
- Planning human rights education
- Delivering human rights education
- Evaluating human rights education
There are also case studies on building partnerships for human rights education; working with law enforcement officials; using social media for human rights education; and empowering communities through human rights education.
Our work is about preventing violations and building societies that are respectful of human rights.
"National human rights institutions have a crucial role to play in advancing human rights education in their countries," said Kieren Fitzpatrick, Director of the APF secretariat.
"Their work is a powerful, long-term investment in building understanding and respect for human rights among a diverse group of stakeholders and, ultimately, in promoting fairer and more just societies," he said.
"We hope that this video resource, along with the manual, provides human rights educators with a practical toolkit to plan, develop and lead programs that make a genuine difference for people."
Date: 24 September 2015
- Community training session in the Philippines - Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines