Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific

The words "human rights education" became more widely used in Asia-Pacific only during the decade of the 1990s. But its practice had started in many Asian and Pacific countries decades before the words "human rights education" became popular. Educational initiatives that relate to human rights have already existed in the 1950s.

One can easily cite as an example the DOWA education in Japan as essentially human rights education and yet called by a different name. It started in early 1950s. DOWA education promotes basic human rights concepts such as equality and harmonious co-existence and therefore falls under human rights education. As explained in one publication:

Dowa education can be divided into ‘Dowa education as human rights’ and ‘Dowa education about human rights.’ The former deals with issues of school enrollment, school achievement and educational opportunities in general, while the latter is concerned with school curriculum and teaching efforts to change prejudiced views and to enhance human rights awareness. [i]

In other Asian countries, human rights education also takes different names. It can be democracy education, peace education, legal literacy, paralegal training, workers' rights education, consumers' rights education, and even health education. In the formal education system, human rights can be taken up as part of civic education, values education, or social studies (though they may have the limitation of presenting only certain aspects of human rights rather than their integrated whole, and duties of citizens may be overly emphasized to the detriment of certain rights and freedoms).

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Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific

Human Rights Centers: Educating for Action

Education 2030: A New Vision and Commitment?

Regional Programming On Human Rights Education

- Promoting International Human Rights Standards

- Teaching Human Rights: The Culture Issue

- Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific: A Brief Review

- Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific

The First Year for Human Rights Culture (editorial)

-  United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004)

 

Human Rights Education in the School System

General Experiences

- Broader Support for Human Rights Education in Schools

- Cultural Choices in Accelerated Societies, Siddharta

- Education Policy for the 21st Century

- Learnings from the Asian Experience

- Students, Teachers and Human Rights

- Textbooks for Human Rights

- The United Nations and Human Rights Education in School, Valai na Pombejr

- Harmonizing International Human Rights Norms and East Asian Cultural Values, Byung-Sun Oh 

- Values Education and Human Rights: The Living Values - Educational Programme in Asia, Christopher Drake

- An International Comparative Study of School CurriculumsNational Institute for Educational Research

Southeast Asia Pilot Teacher Training Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- SEA Writeshop: Developing Human Rights Lesson Plans

- Training Workshop on Human Rights Lesson Plans, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- South Asia Training Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- Asian Views on Gender-inclusive English, George M. Jacobs, Zhuo Qiong-yan, Patricia C. Jocson, Ong Chye Wah, Maria Elizabeth D. Austria, Marti Sevier and Winnie Teo

- Cooperative Learning to Promote Human Rights, George Jacobs

- Combating Discrimination Through Education: Some Good Practices in South and Southeast Asia, Jefferson R. Plantilla

- Human Rights Education in Schools in Central Asia, CHRF Central Asian Team

- Asia-Pacific Survey on Human Rights Education in Schools, Joy de Leo

- Chinese Study Tour on Human Rights Education, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- Holism, Dialogue, and Critical Empowerment: A Pedagogy for Peace, Marion Kim

- The United Nations and Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific RegionJefferson R. Plantilla

- Training Workshop on Human Rights Lesson Plans, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- South Asia Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- Combating Discrimination Through Education: Some Good Practices in South and Southeast Asia, Jefferson R. Plantilla

- The Asian Dialogue on Human Rights Education, HURIGHTS OSAKA

- Educating Children and Youth Against Racism, OHCHR

- Building Partnerships with Academia to Further Child Rights in Higher Education in South AsiaSave the Children Sweden

- Context of Human Rights Education in Asian Schools, Jefferson R. Plantilla

- Child Social and Financial EducationAflatoun

- Challenges to Learning and Teaching Human Rights, Jefferson R. Plantilla

- Asia-Pacific Regional Meetings on Human Rights Education, Jefferson R. Plantilla

- The United Nations and Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific RegionJefferson R. Plantilla

 

Country Experiences

 

1. Central Asia

Azebaijan

- Human Rights Education in Schools in Azerbaijan, Elmina Kazimzade, Turgut Mustafayev, Malahat Agayeva, Aybeniz Aliyeva and Irada Akhmedova

- Civic Education Developments in Azerbaijan: Teacher Reflections and Thoughts, Iveta Silova and Elmina Kazimzade

- Strengthening Community Participation in the Azeri School Governance: Lessons Learned from Some Project Experience, Ulviyya Mikayilova

- Education of Children with Disabilities in Azerbaijan: Barriers and Opportunities, Ulviyya Mikayilova, Almaz Ismayilova, Yulia Karimova, Ulkar Isazade, Ramiz Behbudov, Yusif Agayev, Nigar Aliyeva

 

Iran

- Islam, Education, and Human Rights in Iran, Toyoko Morita

- Human Rights in the Iranian Education System, Minoo Aghaii Khozani

 

Georgia

- Human Rights Education in Georgia, Givi Mikanadze

 

Kyrgyztan

- Kyrgyz Youth in Human Rights EducationYouth Human Rights Group

- Youth Policy in Kyrgyzstan, Youth Human Rights Group

 

              Kazakhstan

              - Human Rights Education for the Police (Kazakhstan)

2. Northeast Asia

 

China

- Protect the Environmental Rights and Justice of the Publi

China: Legal Education, Zhang Li, Wang Jia-qin, Wang Min

- China: Revitalizing Education in the 21st Century, Zhang Li, Lin Zhi-hua, Wang Jia-qin, Wang Min

- Human Rights Education in Chinese Schools, Hongyi Zhang

- Let Each Child Have a Role to Play: A Chinese Teacher's Experience in Human Rights Education, Yanling Wang

 

Hong Kong

- Advocating Child’s Right to Play - Hong Kong Experience, Kathy Wong

Human Rights Education in Hong Kong, Grace Tsui

- Promoting Human Rights Education in Hong Kong Secondary Schools, Angela Lee and Mary Yuen

- Stereotypes in Textbooks and Teaching Materials in Hong Kong  Equal Opportunity Commission of Hong Kong

- Stereotypes in Textbooks and Teaching Materials in Hong Kong: A Literature Review, Equal Opportunity Commission of Hong Kong

- Sexual Harassment Awareness Training for College Students, Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong

- NGOs in Schools: Hong Kong Experience, Kit Chan

- How Should We Move Forward?: A Critical Review of Human Rights Education in Hong Kong, Yan Wing Leung

 

Japan

- Human Rights Education in Japan: Overview, Mariko Akuzawa

Japanese Movements on Children's Participation and the Child-friendly City, Isami Kinoshita

Anti-discrimination Education in Japan: Buraku Sabetsu Simulation, Daisuke Nojima

- Child Rights Education in Japanese Schools, Akito Kita

- What Do Textbooks Teach – and How? An Approach to Assessing Modes of Human Rights Education, Bettina C. Rabe

- Evaluating Human Rights Education in Osaka Senior Secondary Schools, Shin-ichi Hayashi

- Human Rights Education Network: Japan Experience, Shin-ichi Hayashi

- Child Power, Kaori Nakamura

- DOWA Education and Human Rights, Mori Minoru and Yasumasa Hirasawa

- Human Rights Education and the Osaka City Education Board, Yutaka Okazaki

- Human Rights Education in Kunijima High School, Toru Sasaki (Osaka Prefectural Kunijima High School)

- Japan: Human Rights Education in Schools, Yoshiro Nabeshima, Mariko Akuzawa, Shinichi Hayashi, Koonae Park

- Japan: "Internationalization" of Education, Yuko Okubo

- English-Language Textbooks and Gender Equality, Ikuko Kato

- International Human Rights Standards in High-School Textbooks, Yoshiko Kirisaka

- Teaching for a Better World: Global Issues and Language Education, Kip A. Cates

- The History and Activities of Osaka Prefectural High School Dowa (Human Rights) Education Research Association, Shinichi Hayashi

- Zendokyo and Other Groups: Teachers' Commitment to Dowa Education, Ichiro Akashi

ZENDOKYO: Japanese Teachers Struggling Against Discrimination,  Katsumi Fujisaki

- Education Reform and Social Change in Japan: The Case of Osaka, Lary MacDonald

- Fifty Years of Human Rights Education in OsakaMakiko Shimpo

- Shin-Eiken and Peace Education in English-Language Classrooms, Masumi Ikeda and Keiko Kikuchi

- "Peace and Human Rights Committee" in the Special Religious Activities, Hiroyuki Okamoto

- Dowa Education and Reforms in Human Right Education in Japan: Access, Content, and What's Beyond, Mariko Akuzawa

- Whither Institutionalized Human Rights Education? Review of the Japanese Experience, Mariko Akuzawa

- What Should Human Rights Education Aim At in Japan?, Kinhide Mushakoji 

- Learning About an Identity: Schools and Buraku Youth, Christopher Bondy

- Human Rights Education Initiatives in Osaka, HURIGHTS OSAKA

 

Mongolia

- Mongolia: Human Rights Education in Schools, Narangerel Rinchin

- Human Rights Education in Mongolian Schools: Present State and Challenges, Ch. Altangerel

- Human Rights Education Program of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, Altangerel Choijoo

 

South Korea

- How to Use Human Rights Education: How to Implement It, Byung Ok Park

- Human Rights Education in Korean Schools, Won-il Heon

- Human Rights Education in South Korea, Soon-Won Kang

- Korea: Improving Human Rights Education in Schools, Myung Joon Lee

- The Associated Schools Project Network in the Republic of Korea, Cho Woo-jin

- National Human Rights Commission of Korea: Spearheading Human Rights Education in Schools, Seung-mi Lee

 

Taiwan

- Human Rights Education Pedagogy in Taipei Primary Schools: An Outsider's Perspective, Anamika

- Human Rights Education in Taiwan: The Experience of the Workshops for Schoolteachers, Mei-Ying Tang

- The Present Status of Human Rights Perception and Behavior and their Relationship to Smoking and Drinking Among Adolescent Students in Taiwan, Pesus Chou, Meei-Yuan Liou, Hong-Jen Chang

- Human Rights Education in Taiwan: Current Situation and Future Challenges, Mab Huang

- Student Rights and Human Rights Education - Taiwan's Experience, Chia-Fan Lin

 

3. Pacific

New Zealand

- Building Human Rights Communities in Education, Human Rights Commission (New Zealand)

- Human Rights Education in New Zealand Schools, Rajen Prasad

- Human Rights Education in New Zealand - The Challenge of Developing "New Zealand Schools as Human Rights Communities", Janine McGruddy

 

Australia

- Human Rights Education in the Australian School Curriculum, Nina Burridge, Andrew Chodkiewicz, Anne Maree Payne, Susan Oguro, Sally Varnham and John Buchanan

- Impacts of Australian Policies on LGBTIQ Student Rights, Tiffany Jones

- Developments in Human Rights Education in Australia, Sev Ozdowski and Nina Burridge

 

4. South Asia

Afghanistan

- The Afghan Institute of Learning: Bringing Human Rights Education to Afghan Women, Sakena Yacoobi

- Voices of Afghan Teachers of Human Rights, Latifa Fazululhaq, Khadija Haidar, Zakia Ibrahimi, Zarmina Mahmood, Atia Osmani, Nazia Saqib, and Wahida Shakir

- Human Rights Education in the Afghan School System, Ahmad Nader Nadery

 

Bangladesh

- Practice of Human Rights Education in Thailand and Bangladesh, Asian Institute for Human Rights and Center for        Human Rights Studies 

Capacity Building for Human Rights Defenders on Enforced Disappearance, Odhikar

Child Rights and Ain o Salish Kendro, Khursheed Erfan Ahmed

- Human Rights Education in Bangladesh: BRAC Program, A.Z.M. Sakhawat Hossain

- Human Rights Education in Bangladesh: The Bacha Experience, Miriam Perlewitz and Joan Westhues

- Human Rights Education in Schools in Bangladesh, Nurun Nahar Begum

- Human Rights Education in Bangladeshi Schools, Madaripur Legal Aid Association

- Debate for Social Change: Secondary Schools and Madrassahs in Bangladesh, Working for Better Life

 

India

             - Perceptions of Parents and Teachers in India on Play and Child Rights: A Comparative Study, Usha Ajithkumar

- An Experiment in Human Rights Education in Schools, Henri Tiphagne

- Education for Human Rights and Democracy in Indian Schools, Arjun Dev

- Human Rights Education in India: Needs and Future Actions, Balkrishna Kurvey

- Human Rights Education in Indian Universities and Colleges, Mool Chand Sharma

- India: Devaluation and Distortion of Human Rights in Textbooks, Sheela Barse

- Human Rights Education in Schools: A Response by the Documentation, Research and Training Centre, Justice and Peace Commission

- Human Rights Education - The Justice and Peace Commission's Experience, John Almeida

- MelJol: An Indian Experiment, Jeroo Billimoria, Kamal Damania, and Sumitra Ashtikar

- MelJol: MelJol: Hum Bacchon KaMelJol Team

- National Council for Teacher Education Project on Human Rights and National Values for Teacher EducatorsC.H.K.   Mishra

-  National Initiative on Human Rights Education in Schools and the Role of the National Human Rights              CommissionLakshmi      Singh

- Human Rights Education in India: The READ ExperienceSam A. Chelladurai

- Indian Education at the CrossroadsPrakash Louis

-  Human Rights Education in School: Loreto SealdahSr. M. Cyril

- Human Rights Education in Schools: The Indian ExperienceSaroj Pandey

Human Rights Education in Indian Schools: Curriculum DevelopmentPranati Panda

Responsiveness of Teacher Education Curriculum Towards Human Rights Education in IndiaPranati Panda

 Institute of Human Rights Education: India ExperienceVasanthi Devi

Human Rights Education in Schools - Project ImplementationLoreto Daty School Sealdah

- Human Rights Education in Schools and CollegesJustice and Peace Commission, Mumbai

 Human Rights as an Academic Discipline: Challenges and OpportunitiesBuddhadeb Chaudhuri

 Education of Ex-Untouchables (Dalits): Plight of Human Rights Education in Indian SchoolsAbdulrahim P. Vijapur

Human Rights Awareness of Teachers and Teacher Educators: An InvestigationSaroj Pandey

-  Initiatives of National Human Rights Commission of India on Human Rights EducationNational Human Rights Commission      of India

- India Student Parliament Leads School ChangeCaroline Brennan

City Montessori School and Human Rights EducationJagdish Gandhi

Working for Women and Children and their Human RightsWoman & Child Welfare Society

 

 

Nepal

                 INSEC Child Education ProgramInformal Sector Service Center

Working with ChildrenYagya Bahadur Limbu

-  Human Rights Education in Secondary Schools in NepalGovinda Pyakurel

 Human Rights Education Curriculum, Methods and Materials for School Level Education in Nepal: Status and IssuesBasudha Dev Pande

  

Pakistan

                - Rights of Bonded Laborers at Brick Kilns: A Social Protection Perspective from Pakistan, Ayesha Aftab

                 - The Citizens Archive Pakistan: A Case Study on Human Rights Education, Zainab Imam and Ali Abbas Ahmed

              -  Human Rights Education in Pakistan-Ilm Aur Amn Ko Barhana HaiNasreen Iqbal

-  The Society for the Advancement of Education's Community-based Schools Program in PakistanSAHE

Let the People Prevail! The Authoritarian System of Education in PakistanSibte Hasan

His Rights/Her Duties: Citizen and Mother in the Civics DiscourseRubina Saigol

Gender Biases and Stereotypes in School TextsAamna Mattu and Neelam Hussain

 Schools, Syllabuses, and Human Rights: An Evaluation of Pakistan's Education SystemSyed Jaffar Ahmed

Peace and Human Rights Education: Pakistan ExperienceNasreen Iqbal

Seeds of Change: School Texts for Teaching Gender Equality - Human Rights and Peace, Neelam Hussain

-  Insensitivity of Pakistani School Education to Religious Diversity of the Nation, A.H. Nayyar

 Changing the Mindset: Fazaldad Human Rights InstituteFazaldad Human Rights Institute

 

Sri Lanka

Education on Child Rights in Sri LankaJanodaya Sajeewana Kendraya

 Human Rights Education in Government Schools in Sri LankaDissanayake Mudiyanselage Chandrasiri

-  Human Rights Education in Schools: Some Aspects of Sri Lankan ExperienceLaksiri Fernando

- Human Rights Education in Schools: The Experience of Movement of Inter-Racial Justice and EqualityNimalka Fernando

 Human Rights Education in Schools: The Experience of the Centre for the Study of Human RightsPiyadasa Ranpathwila

 The Human Rights Education Situation in Sri Lanka,  Felice I. Yeban

Sri Lanka: Lawyers for Human Rights and DevelopmentLakmali Cabral

 What Motivated the Movement for the Defense of Democratic Rights (MDDR) to Work Out a - Human Rights Education Program in Schools?Chitral D. Perera

- Human Rights Education in Schools: The Experience of the Centre for the Study of Human RightsRavindra Fernando

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka: Human Rights Education in Schools Mandate, Shirani Rajapaksa 

 

5. Southeast Asia

Cambodia

Quality Control on the Teaching of "A History of Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979) in Pailin and Banteay Meanchey Provinces, Khamboly Dy

Human Rights Education in Cambodian Schools: The Experience of the Last Three Years, Mengho Leang

Human Rights Teaching Methodology in Cambodian Primary and Secondary Schools, Cambodian Institute for Human Rights

- The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights and Its Human Rights Education Program, Vann Sophath

A Survey on Human Rights Awareness in Cambodia, Laksiri Fernando

Cambodian National Curriculum and Human Rights Education, Yahan Chin

Teaching Human Rights in Cambodia, Dara Yi, Horn Pheng and John Lowrie

Promoting Genocide Education and Reconciliation through Oral History: the Case of Cham Muslim Youth in Cambodia, Farina So

Teaching Genocide in Cambodia: Challenges, Analyses, and Recommendations, Khamboly Dy

 

Indonesia

Strengthening Local NGOs in Areas Where Extractive Industries Operate: Indonesia

Human Rights Education in Indonesia: The Muhammadiyah Schools Experience, Agus Miswanto

- Human Rights Education in Indonesian Schools: An Update, Sirilus Belen

- Human Rights Education in Indonesian Primary Schools, Djoehana Oka

-  Komnas HAM and Human Rights Education, Saafroedin Bahar

- Notes on Human Rights Education in Schools, Saparinah Sadli

- The State of Human Rights Education in Indonesian Schools: Developing a Model, Saparinah Sadli, Wignasoebroto Soetandyo, S. Belen

- The Multicultural Curriculum: Education for Peace and Development, Anita Lie

- Child Rights, Classroom and School Management: An Indonesian Experience, Rupinawaty Gurusinga

- The Dynamics of Human Rights Education in Indonesian Law Schools, R. Herlambang Perdana Wiratraman

 

Malaysia

-   Human Rights Best Practices Schools: SUHAKAM Program, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

-   Human Rights Education in Schools: The Malaysian Experience, Nik Azis Nik Pa

-   Assessing Knowledge of Human Rights Practices in Malaysian Schools, SUHAKAM

-  Human Rights and Education: Conference Report, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

Turning Around Negative Attitudes Toward Human Rights Through Human Rights Education, Chiam Heng Keng

 

Myanmar/Burma

-  Empowernment through Economic Literacy Training: The ALTSEAN Experience, ALTSEAN-Burma 

Training Burmese Teachers, Thein Lwin

 

Philippines

 - Actualizing the Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Education: A Policy Initiative in the Philippines,

   Marie Lourie Victor and Belmer Yano

        Performing Childlore and Gender Roles in a Public School in Metro Manila, Gerry Lanuza

- Best Practices in Human Rights Education: The Case of the MMSU-INCHRE, Philippines, Marivic M. Alimbuyuguen

- A Philippine Response to the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, Jessica Umanos Soto

-  Inroads to the Philippine Formal Education System: The Jose W. Diokno Experience, Janet C. Atutubo 

-  Human Rights Education in a Teacher Training Institution: A Philippine Normal University Experience, Felice I. Yeban

-  Human Rights Education in Selected UNESCO Associated Schools in the Philippines, Rene C. Romero

-  Parents and Educators Empowerment Program on Human Rights, Nerissa Lansangan-Losaria

-   Philippines: Human Rights Education in Nueva Ecija, Nita Magbitang-Chauhan, Marites Dalangin, Lolita Santos, and Lasila Reyes

-  The Human Rights Education Program of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) of the Philippines, Nerissa Lansangan-Losaria

Active Learning and Girls Participation in Multigrade Schools: The Philippines Case, Ray Chesterfield, Kjell Enge, Bruce Newman and Heather Simpson

Human Rights Awareness of Secondary School Students in the Philippines: A Sample Survey, Lolita H. Nava, Ma. Carmela T. Mancao, Ma. Victoria C. Hermosisima, and Felicia I. Yeban

-  Integrating Human Rights Concepts into the School Curriculum: The Philippine Experience, Noel Miranda and Corazon L. Echano 

-  Gender Socialization in Philippine Child-Friendly Schools, Women and Gender Institute, Miriam College

-   An Agenda for Gender-fair Education, Zenaida Quezada-Reyes

-  Learning while Teaching: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Basic Education, Marita C. Pimentel

Teaching Human Rights as a Tool for Social Transformation, Serafin A. Arviola Jr.

-  Center for Human Rights Education: Philippines, Anita Chauhan

-  Human Rights and Peace Education to Strengthen Tri-People Relations in Southern Philippines, Nymia Pimentel Simbulan and Rhoda Viajar 

-   Share A Child Movement, Nina Valenzona 

-  Indigenous Peoples Education: "From Alienation to Rootedness" – Consolidated, Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples 

-  Philippine Commission on Human Rights: More than Two Decades of Promoting Human Rights in Schools, Ana Elzy E. Ofreneo

 

              Timor Leste 

                -   Human Rights Education and Transformation Through the Arts, Sierra James

 

Thailand 

                -   HRE in Associated Schools Project in Thailand - Valai na Pombejr 

                -   Justice and Peace Commission of Thailand, Rungthip Imruangruang

        -    Thailand: Human Rights Education, Savitri Suwansathit

        -    Thailand: The Thongbai Thongpao Experience, Thongbai Thongpao

        -   The Associated Schools Project Network in Thailand, Churairat Sangboonnum

        -   Thailand: The Montfort College Experience, Anurak Nidhibhadrabhorn

        -   Child Rights in Thai Schools: Participatory Learning ProcessesKreangkrai Chaimaungdee

        -  Teaching Human Rights Courses, Multhita Supradit Na Ayutthaya   

        -  Teaching Human Rights in English Class: A Teacher's Opinion, Chitima Booncum

        -  The Work of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand on Human Rights Education in Thai Schools, Valai na Pombejr

        -  Crystallization of Good Practices and Lessons Learned on the Promotion of Human Rights Education in Thailand, Nitithorn Thongthirakul

 

Vietnam 

        -  Professional Standards for School Teachers and Human Rights Education in Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Hoan

        -  Teaching Citizens' Rights and Obligations in Vietnamese Secondary Schools, Nguyen Duc Quang

        -  An Evaluation of the Multigrade and Bilingual Education Project in Vietnam, Donald Archibald

        -  Teacher Training in Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Hoan

        -  Child Rights Education in Vietnam, Ta Thuy Hanh

 

 6. West Asia

Israel

-  Israel and Palestine: Ongoing Dialogue Among Teachers in Times of CrisisAnat Reisman-Levy

       -  Human Rights Education for the Israeli-PalestiniansArab Association for Human Rights

 

Jordan

                -  The National Center for Human Rights and Human Rights Education in JordanRiyad Al-Subuh

 

Lebanon 

                         Human Rights, Conflict Resoultion, and Tolerance Education: UNRWA Experience from the Field, Ozlem Eskiocak                     Oguzertem and Paul McAdams  

                - Human Rights in Lebanese Textbooks and CurriculumsAntoine Nasri Messarra

 

Qatar

                 -  Education Regarding Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the State of QatarMinistry of Education, Qatar

 

Regional Activities

-  Osaka Conference on Human Rights Education - Dialogue among Asian Educators

-   World Programme for Human Rights Education and Asia

-  Conference on Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific Region - Towards Universal Realization of Human Rights

-  South Asia Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools

-  Workshop on Southeast Asian Human Rights Lesson Plans

-  Learning from the Field

-  The Practical Aspects of Learning Human Rights

-  Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools in the Gulf Region

-  Human Rights Education Study Tour: Delegation from China

-  Southeast Asian Human Rights Lesson Plans

-  Human Rights Education Study Visit

-  ASEAN Writeshop

-  Dialogue on Human Rights Education

-  Message from Mary Robinson United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (First State Conference on Human Rights Education in Schools "Human Rights Education: A Shared Responsibility" in Tamil Nadu, India)

-  UN Sub-regional Training Workshop on Human Rights Education

-  Subregional Training Workshops

- The Road to Freedom, Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

-  Training for Commitment-Building (Southeast Asia Training Workshop on Human Rights Education in School

-  Learning Among Students

-  Networking for Asia's Children and Youth (Asian Regional Workshop on Human Rights Education in Schools)

-  Democracy in Schools: A Challenge for HRE

-  Human Rights Education in Southeast Asian Schools: A Report from the Surabaya Workshop May 14-17, 1998

-   Human Rights, Culture and the Schools

 

Reports

 -  Schools, Human Rights and Society - Report of the 1998 Workshops on Human Rights Education in Schools

 -  Human Rights Education in the School Systems in Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Thailand

 

Materials

 -   Human Rights Lesson Plans for Southeast Asian Schools

 -   Human Rights Education in the Northeast Asian School Systems - Resource Material

 

Relevant Documents

Universalizing the Right to EducationUNESCO, OHCHR, etc.

Report of the Regional Seminar for South and Southeast Asia on: "Combating Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance: Role of Education

Plan of Action for the First Phase (2005-2007) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education - Note by the Secretary-General

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Information and Education

Report of the Regional Seminar for South and Southeast Asia on: "Combating Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance: Role of Education"

Asia and Pacific Regional Framework for Action: Education for All

Final Document of the International Consultative Conference on School Education in Relation to Freedom of Religion or BeliefTolerance and Non-Discrimination

The Pune Declaration on Education for Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

The Seoul Declaration

United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004) - Report on the Midterm Global Evaluation

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights Education and Dissemination

United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995–2004) - Commission on Human Rights, 2002/74

 
 

Tertiary and Higher Levels of Education

 

Undergraduate/University level

 

Graduate Level

            -   Crossing Boundaries in an Educating City: A Case Study of City Human Rights Education at the Open University of                                    Kaohsiung, Elsa Wen-Ying Hsu

    -  Castan Centre for Human Rights Law: A Decade of Human Rights Training in Australia and Asia, Andre Dao and Adam Mcbeth

      -   Human Rights Education: Soochow University, Taipei, Chang Fo-Chuan Center for the Study of Human Rights

      -  The Development and Expansion of University-based  Community/Clinical Legal Education Programs in Malaysia:  Means, Methods, Strategies, Bruce Lasky and Norbani Mohamed Nazeri

      -  Reflections on a Master of Laws in Human Rights Program in Asia, Kelley Loper

      -   Human Rights Education at Curtin University: The Interconnections of Education, Research and Advocacy, Caroline Fleay and Linda Briskman

      -  Right to Health Through Education: Mental Health and Human Rights, Riikka Elina Rantala, Soumitra Pathare and Michelle Funk

      -  The Three Phases of Health and Human Rights Education: A New Cross-disciplinary Opportunity in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond, Emily Waller and Daniel Tarantola

      -  Graduate Programs on Human Rights: Mahidol University, Alexa Johns

      -  Human Rights and Democracy Internship Opportunity, May 18 Foundation

      -  The Dynamics of Human Rights Education in Indonesian Law Schools, R. Herlambang Perdana Wiratraman

 

Non-formal education

1. Community Programs

         -  Empowernment through Economic Literacy Training: The ALTSEAN Experience, ALTSEAN-Burma  

         -  Practice of Human Rights Education in Thailand and Bangladesh, Asian Institute for Human Rights and

             Center for Human Rights Studies          

         -  The Citizens Archive Pakistan: A Case Study on Human Rights Education, Zainab Imam and Ali Abbas Ahmed

         -  Advocating Child’s Right to Play - Hong Kong Experience, Kathy Wong

         -  A Global Legal Empowerment Network: Learning From Others, Growing The Movement, H. Abigail Moy

         -  Social Education And Kominkan, Yoko Arai and Miho Tokiwa-Fuse

         -  Papua New Guinea: Seeds Performing Arts Theatre Group, Willie Doaemo

         -  Engaging with Human Rights through Theater: A Case Study  of the Vanuatu Rainbow Disability Theatre Group, Amy                Mawdsley

         -  Human Rights Education through TIE: A BITA Experience, Sisir Dutta

         -  The Lantern of Legal Literacy, BRAC

         - Peace Education Within the Human Rights Framework: Curriculum by Grassroots Organizations in South Asia, Nasreen             Contrator

         -  Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award, HURIGHTS OSAKA

 -  Human Rights Education: A Tool for Social Change in the Pacific, Kathryn Choules

         -  Bangladesh NHRC: Baseline Survey Paves Way for Human Rights Education, National Human Rights Commission,                 Bangladesh

         -  Approaches to Domestic Violence against Women  in Timor-Leste: A Review and Critique, Annika Kovar

         -  Access to Justice: Community Legal Education Center, Ginney Liu and Clémence Calzaroni

         -  Empowering Returned Filipino Women Migrants and their Children: The Batis Center for Women Experience, Andrea               Luisa C. Anolin and Lara Salud C. Javier

         -  Community to Community Exchanges: Breaking the Isolation, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

         -  Arts and Creativity in Child Protection Work, Brian Jungwiwattanaporn

 -  Human Trafficking Prevention in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, International Labour Organization – Asia-Pacific                     Regional Office

         -  EarthRights International Mekong School: Promoting Public Participation in Mekong Basin Development, EarthRights               International

 -  Training HIV Positive People as Advocates, Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation

         -  Child Development and Youth Leadership Program, Insan Foundation

         -  Motivating and Empowering Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh, PHREB

 -  Legal Literacy: Social Empowerment Towards Democracy and Good Governance, Jananeethi

 -  Youth and Adult Education for Social Change in the Philippines: Linking Education with NGOs, Social Movements and              Civil Society, Rey Ty

         -   Engaging Non-State Armed Groups Through Human Rights Education: Experience with Youth from Southern Philippines,      Ryan V. Silverio

 -   Fighting against Racism/Bullying and Promoting Diversity in Schools and Communities in Japan, Joel Assogba

         -   2006 Citizen's Forum, Teruo Yoneda

         -  50 Years of Dowa Education, Kiyonori Konishi

         -  Japan-Korea Exchange on Gender-Equal Society

         -  The 55th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

         -  The National Human Rights Education Program in Japan: Some Notes, Kenzo Tomonaga

         -  Domestic Human Rights Education Program

         -  Update on HRE and HREOC, Jan Payne

 -  HRE through Community Education

 -  Community Education in Industrial Asia-Pacific Societies

 

2. Sectoral Programs

 -  National Seminar on Human Rights Education - Pakistan

 

3. Programs for Professionals

-     Strengthening Local NGOs in Areas Where Extractive Industries Operate: Indonesia

-     Professional Standards for School Teachers and Human Rights Education in Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Hoan

-     Participatory Techniques on Human Right Education: Experience in Thailand, Supattra Limpabandhu

-     National Judicial Academy's Human Rights Training: The Nepal Experience, Shreekrishna Mulmi

-     Judicial Education and Human Rights in the Philippines, Sedfrey M. Candelaria and Ronald P. Caraig

-     Human Rights Training for Journalists in Bangladesh, Drik Picture Library

-     Human Rights Promotion: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Abdul Karim Azizi and Yeseul Christeena Song

-     Monitoring the Justice System in Timor Leste, Judicial System Monitoring Programme

-     Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste, Justice System Programme, UNDP Timor Leste

-     UNDP and the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal, Tek Tamata

-     India: Strengthening Safety Nets to Counter Human Trafficking, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

-     Training for NHRI Personnel

-     Human Rights Education for the Police and Military: A Government and NGO Experience, Paulynn P. Sicam

 

4.  Local government

-        WPHRE and Human Rights Education Law in Japan: Implications for the Japanese Local Governments, Kenzo Tomonaga

 

5.  Regional Activities

-         Raising the Standard of Ethics and Human Rights among Anti-human Trafficking Responders in the Mekong Region, Lisa Rende Taylor and Melinda Sullivan

-        The Evolution of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institution's Regional Training Program, Suraina Pasha

-        Diplomacy Training Program: 20 Years of Commitment, Diplomacy Training Program

-        Feminist Legal Theory and Practice, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

-        UNESCO Expert Meeting on ESD: Reorienting Education to Address Sustainability

-        Challenges and Strategies for Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific

-        Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific, Jefferson R. Plantilla

-        Human Rights Education and the UN, HURIGHTS OSAKA

-        Right to Human Rights Education

-        UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education

-        Human Rights Education Trainers Colloquium, Theresa Limpin

-        Regional Workshop on Promoting and Protecting Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Jeff Poirier

-        From the Eyes of the Child

-        Mid-term Review of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education

-        Pune Conference - UNESCO's Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Human Rights Education

-        The UN Decade for Human Rights Education: Asia-Pacific Scenario

-        Guidelines for National Plans of Action for Human Rights Education: A Summary

-        Conference on Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific Region - Towards Universal Realization of Human Rights 

-        Asia-Pacific Governments' Support for HRE

-        Prospects and Problems of Human Rights Education

-        The Significance of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education: Its Background and Future, John Pace

-        Regional Human Rights Education Initiatives

-        HURIGHTS OSAKA Award 2005 Ceremony

-        HURIGHTS OSAKA Award 2005

-        HURIGHTS OSAKA Award 2006

 

Declarations and Reports

    -       Osaka City University Declaration of Human Rights 2001   

    -       Chiba Declaration for a Child Friendly Asia Pacific, 2009

-        2011 Solo City Declaration of Children's Participation for a Child Friendly Asia Pacific

-        2013 Kathmandu Declaration on Child Friendly Local Governance

-        Declaration on the Rights of School Refusing Children

-        Tajimi City Ordinance on Children’s Rights

-        Gyeonggi-do Students’ Human Rights Ordinance

-        United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

-        Final evaluation of the implementation of the first phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education Report

 -       Open Letter to United Nations Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene: Report on Education Issues for Foreign Children in the        Chubu Region

 

Human Rights Education in Asian Schools

o   Volume I

o   Volume II

o   Volume III

o   Volume IV

o   Volume V

o   Volume VI

o   Volume VII

o   Volume VIII

o   Volume IX

o   Volume X

o   Volume XI

o   Volume XII

 

Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific

Volume One | http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/section1/2010/10/volume-one-1.html

Volume Two | http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/section1/2011/08/volume-two.html

Volume Three | http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/section1/2012/11/volume-three.html

Volume Four | http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/section1/2013/12/volume-four.html

Volume Five |  http://www.hurights.or.jp/archives/asia-pacific/

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