Human Rights Education

Human Rights Education can help transform the long-standing culture of war into a culture of peace. It calls on us to overcome discrimination and hatred, recognize the dignity of all individuals and connect to our common humanity. To contribute to the efforts for human rights education, we support the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005–2019) and the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (2011).

Relevant Resources

Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education
Launched in 2017, during the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, this exhibition raises awareness on the vital role of human rights education in promoting dignity, equality and peace and in preventing human rights violations and abuses. It was co-organized by SGI together with HRE 2020, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning and the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training, with thanks to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education
This 28-minute film was jointly produced by SGI, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and SGI, to raise awareness about the positive role of human rights education. It presents three stories to illustrate how human rights education impacts school children, law enforcement and women victims of violence. A Path to Dignity is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
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Documents and Statements

6 March 2018 – Side Event on the World Programme for Human Rights Education held  to discuss the focus of the Fourth Phase of the World Programme among various stakeholders.     
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6 February 2018 – Joint Written Statement “Proposals for the focus of the 4th Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education”, submitted during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council  by 18 organizations. 
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25 September 2017 – Joint Oral Statement “Assessment of the World Programme for Human Rights Education Third Phase”, delivered by SGI during the 36th session of the Human Rights Council  on behalf of 16 organizations.
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14 June 2017 – Joint Oral Statement “Implementation of Human Rights Education and Training through SDG 4.7”, delivered at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of 17 organizations. 
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30 May 2017 – Seminar Report on Human Rights Education and Its Promotion in the 2030 Agenda, compiled by the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning.        
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10 March 2017 – Joint Oral Statement “The World Programme for Human Rights Education, Implementation of the Third Phase”, delivered on behalf of 25 organizations at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council.       
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Contact: Elisa Gazzotti at elisa.g@sgi-ouna.org