• Human Rights Education in South Australian Schools and Children’s Services.
  • What does Human Rights mean to you?
  • Professor Smolicz on Human Rights

International HRE Resources

  • Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators by EQUITAS – The International Centre for Human Rights Education and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), April 2011. This Handbook aims at strengthening the evaluation of human rights education/training (HRE) activities with a view to increasing their impact. Read more…

Human Rights Education at the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe’s Directorate of Youth and Sport works on human rights education with young people and children Human Rights Education, Living, Learning and Acting for Human Rights.

The following key publications that are used throughout Europe are available online namely:

  1. Compass – A manual on human rights education with young people
  2. Compasito – A manual on human rights education for children.
  3. Toledo – Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools

United Nationas Resources

Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights Committee
General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) Documents, press releases, related links. 
UNESCO’s work on Human Rights Education
3rd phase (2015-2019) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education
WFUNA website 

A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education Documentary

Commonwealth Resources

The Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Global Peace Index

149 nations of the world have been ranked by their peacefulness and the results have stimulated some very interesting analysis. Discover the thermal maps, and download the Results Report and the Discussion Paper from Vision of Humanity.

Council of Europe Education Pack
Rights and freedoms in practice – teaching resources is a new education pack published by the Council of Europe. Designed for secondary school teachers, it makes both a theoretical and a practical contribution to classroom discussion of human rights with pupils aged 14 to 18.. More

24 September 2012 — The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) presented two new sets of guidelines on human rights education at the OSCE’s annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw on 24 September 2012. Read more…

New OSCE guidelines on human rights education

Amnesty International

Human Rights Education Pack

AI Resources for Teachers

A guide for schools around the world

The Universal Human Rights Network

The Universal Rights Network site has been developed by Kim Gleeson.

It is a meeting place for the peoples of the word to share their stories of the importance of universal human rights and universal freedoms to us all. It contains the text of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, thousands of peoples stories, news, biographies of human rights heroes, student activities, model communication for reporting human rights violations and much more.

The Academic Network

The Academic Network was established to share information about the United Nations, on teaching and learning methodologies about the UN, cooperating on areas of pedagogical expertise in relation to UN studies, and ultimately enhancing and strengthening discourse on the UN in educational institutions.

See: UNAA Academic Network Newsletter

Financial Support for HRE

You can apply for assistance for HRE activities to various funds and organizations. Here are a few links:

Democratic Audit of Australia

This is a collaborative project hosted by the Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology. It summarises key legislative and other developments affecting the parliamentary democracy in Australia.

Key Racism Resources

It is undeniable that racism and racist views still exist in Australia today. For instance, the Annual Scanlon Foundation Surveys ‘Mapping Social Cohesion’ revealed that, in 2011, 14% of respondents reported experiencing discrimination on the basis of ‘skin colour, ethnic origin or religion’ over the previous 12 months. This was up from 10% in 2009.

These resources below have been drawn by Professor Andrew Jakubowicz and Dr Yin Paradies, and from FECCA’s research. Please see also FECCA’s key anti-racism strategy document FECCA Position Paper: Best Practice for Countering Racism in Australia – a Community Sector Perspective

External Links



National Research Resources Links

See also key VicHealth reports including:

International Research Resources