Human Rights in Schools


The Human Rights in Schools Project

'Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity.'
Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, 1997 - 2001

BIHR's vision is of a society where all human beings are equally valued, can participate fully and are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We recognise that a major aspect of working towards this vision is to work closely with young people, as citizens now and leaders of the future, to enable them to learn about human rights, experience rights in action, live their lives according to human rights values, and take action on human rights issues affecting themselves and their communities.

Since 2006 BIHR has been working on the ‘Human Rights in Schools' project in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, supported by Amnesty International and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This project aims to support secondary schools in England to contribute to a culture of human rights. The key outputs of this project are:

For more information on this project please contact the office on 020 7549 0550.

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