A Free Handbook for Human Rights Educators: Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities

This practical guide for human rights educators wishing to improve their work and to measure and document their effectiveness, aims to fuel the transformative power of human rights education: from conflict to peace; from human rights violations to redress; from abuse to dignity; and from discrimination to respect, equality and social justice.

This Handbook is primarily for human rights educators working with different adult learners in non-formal education contexts, including NGO and community-based organization staff, government officials, staff of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), staff of international organizations, teachers, community leaders and community members.

This Handbook is meant to be a helpful resource for all human rights educators, including those who have little or no experience in educational evaluation as well as those who have practical experience in evaluating human rights training activities but who may not have formal training in the area of educational evaluation.

The goal of this Handbook is to support the evaluation work of human rights educators working with adult learners by developing their competencies in the theory and practice of educational evaluation. This Handbook will:

  • Explore concepts that guide the practice of educational evaluation in HRE.
  • Describe how to carry out evaluation using a step-by-step process.
  • Provide tools and techniques that can be adapted for the evaluation of different human rights training activities.

The evaluation process outlined in this Handbook was designed to evaluate human rights training sessions of a duration of between three and ten days. However, the process can be adapted to evaluate training sessions of shorter or longer durations, including more extensive human rights training programmes.

You can download this handbook for free here.