4 areas of school life
For a school to become human rights friendly, human rights values and principles need to be wholly integrated into every aspect of school life: Curriculum, Relationships, Environment and Governance. Working on these areas together ensures a sustainable Human Rights Friendly School! The team at Amnesty International is excited about helping every school to create change within these four areas.
Children and The Refugee Crises
The HRE programme is celebrating Human Rights Week (1 Dec - 10 Dec) to raise awareness and take action on human rights violations that affect a lot of people across the world. The theme for this year is CHILDREN AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS. This Activity Kit will help you in organising Human Rights Week in your school. It will serve as a guide to introducing the refugee crisis to students, and help facilitate greater understanding of the issue through a number of age-appropriate activities. Click here to download the kit.
Amnesty Club Booklet (2016)
An Amnesty Club is a platform for school students to learn about and take action on Human Rights issues that are important to them.
The Amnesty Club starter kit encourages students to learn about human rights and participate in activities with a motive to promote human rights values among friends, families and communities. The booklet also features a number of interactive and fun activities for students, to help build an understanding of human rights values and responsibilities.
Download the Amnesty Club starter kit below, and be a part of a global movement for human rights that is working on building a better tomorrow.
Equality is Gender-Free
This gender kit introduces the complex issues of Gender Discrimination through interactive and participatory activities with a special focus on dealing with gender inequality in school spaces. Find out how to identify, recognise, and tackle instances of gender stereotyping in a sensitive yet fun manner!
#BullyNoMore Activity Kit For Schools
Our Activity Kit For Schools has a set of engaging and exciting ideas to make Human Rights Day special – ranging from classroom activities, to a special assembly plan and ways in which schools can engage with their local communities.
Teacher Involvement 3
This module highlights the many benefits a Human Rights Friendly School can offer to individuals and society. Use the story of “The Boy with Two Eyes” and our interactive Camping-Out situation cards to discuss diversity and difference in the classroom.
Teacher Involvement 2
Through this module’s fun activities, students get an opportunity to voice their opinions, listen to and respect others’ views and work together as equals – all tasks that instil the spirit of Human Rights Education!
Teacher Involvement 1
This introductory module explores the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its importance in daily school life. Discover the rights and responsibilities of each stakeholder(especially teachers!) in an inclusive learning environment.
Explore how codes of conduct can enhance relationships between school community members. Find out the importance of behavioural guidelines and why we need them in the classroom.
These fun activities will help you create a set of behaviour guidelines for your own class or school.
Right to Education
What is the Right to Education (RTE) Act and why is it so important for Human Rights Education? Evaluate the human rights friendliness of your school and rate how closely it relates to the Act. Take your learning forward, ensuring that the spirit of the RTE Act is reflected in teaching practices and present in the classroom space!
How can you bring your child up to be a rights respecting individual? This module on human rights parenting helps parents understand their rights and responsibilities as members of the school community. And to find the resources to do the same at home!
Bullying MODULE 1
This is an activity pack specifically created to address bullying in school. It provides extensive information for all stakeholders on the definition and types of bullying in a school. It also gives each stakeholder tips on how to address this issue in a sustainable manner through anti-bullying charters or policies.
AMNESTY CLUB : INTRODUCTION
What is an Amnesty Club
and how can you start one?
You don't have to be an adult to stand up for what is right and speak up for what is wrong. School is a great place to discover and discuss human rights and Amnesty Club is the best way to make it happen. Start an Amnesty Club in your school to understand and talk about real life human rights issues. You'll be surprised what a difference your little club can make!
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Bullying: Childhood rite of passage or human rights abuse?
Bullying affects everyone - not only youth who are bullied but also those who bully and those who witness bullying. At its core, bullying is a human rights abuse. It takes away students' rights to respect and dignity, and freedom from persecution and discrimination.
We want to know what you think.
Bullying is a human rights abuse because...
Student Council - Setting Up
Student Councils strengthen how schools are run. They are channels of communication between the students and the school management, to contribute towards informed decision making. As a group of elected student representatives, the student council supports the running of the schools by suggesting new ideas that are close to students’ hearts while also voicing concerns of the student body. Click here to find ways to make the student council effective, truly representative and proactive.
SELF ASSESSMENT MODULE 1
How human rights friendly is your school? Which areas of school life require human rights related attention? What is the level of human rights friendliness that your school aspires towards?
These are some of the important questions that our self-assessment tool helps you - the teachers and school management - to answer. Based on your self-assessment of your school, we help you build vision statements and action plans to strengthen your school's path towards human rights friendliness.