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    “No matter how strong the wind of evil may blow, the flame of truth cannot be extinguished."

    Source: The Global Human Rights Education and Training Centre

  • Words of Hope...

    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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    Effective Human Rights Education Tools

    Education is the foundation and catalyst for changing the state of human rights in the world, but educators need effective materials and tools they can use to easily incorporate human rights in their curriculum.

    Source: United for Human Rights

  • Did You Know?

    Freedom and Equality

    All human beings are born free and equal and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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    A Path to Dignity

    Several organizations have jointly produced this film as a tool to raise awareness about the positive role that human rights education can play in fulfilling human rights.

Human Rights


Human Rights

What are Human Rights?

Human rights ensure that all people are treated with dignity and equality. We all have the right to access basic needs such as food, water and shelter. These rights protect us from violence and abuse and work towards the end of ignorance and hatred. No matter what country we live in, who our parents are or what religion we practice, human rights are essential.

They are universal and should never be denied. Human rights are about compassion, understanding and respect.

  • Explore the Issue

    Freedom from Fear

    Everyone in the world has the right to live without fear of violence and war. Yet for so many, it is a daily reality.




    Freedom of Expression

    Throughout the world, many people face violence and imprisonment as a result of exercising their right to freedom of expression. Everyone should have the right to educate themselves through receiving or sharing information and ideas without fear of persecution.


    Gender Equality

    According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights all people are born equal regardless of gender, race, religion or age. However women, the world over, experience violations of their human rights ranging from subtle discrimination in some countries to being treated as second-class citizens in others.


    Child Rights

    Around the world, there are children who are denied their human rights. They are forced to work without hope of an education, they are forced to be child soldiers, or they are abandoned and left to make a life for themselves on the streets. 

  • Questions about Human Rights

    1. Do our rights as Canadians differ from those who live in other countries?
    2. What affects these rights?
    3. Why do some countries not follow the guidelines of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • Resources for Grades K-6



    Sing along with a South African song and fill in blank words. Source: Amnesty International

    Teaching Children’s Rights Through Art

    35 art lessons and activities that explore children’s rights through drawing, photography, sculpture and collage. Source: UNICEF

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Stop motion animation created by a grade 10 student for elementary students on the UN Convenion on the Rights of the Child. A great introduction. Source: Andre Farstad

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  • Resources for Grades 7-12


    Where do you stand?

    An activity designed to introduce the subject of human rights, as well as the UDHR and other Human Rights instruments and documents. Source: Amnesty International

    Teaching Children’s Rights Through Art

    35 art lessons and activities that explore children’s rights through drawing, photography, sculpture and collage. Source: UNICEF


    Bullying, Discrimination and Human Rights
    Young people have the right to be safe, strong and free. Bullying is the loss of basic human rights.Source: OTF and COPA


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  • Links to Partner Resource Libraries

    Links to more Educational Materials KGG Partner? Country
    John Humphrey Centre yes


    Change for Children yes Canada

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