In 1948 the United Nations called upon all member countries to publicize the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and “to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.”
Creating a world where human rights are known and protected starts with effective educational programs that reach across all cultural and geographic boundaries.
Youth for Human Rights International is a human rights resource for educators in over 100 nations. Teachers, professors and national government leaders can look to YHRI for a solid curriculum in human rights that is in complete alignment with their goals for cultural, economic and social development of their regions.
Human rights education should be a fundamental, core aspect of every school and college curriculum.
By capitalizing on the resources provided by Youth for Human Rights International, educators can quickly and simply incorporate a human rights program into curricula.
The results, both within schoolroom walls and beyond, are that youth learn about and gain better understanding of their human rights and responsibilities.