A Free Human Rights Friendly Schools Toolkit

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Toolkit – A resource for a school which explains Human Rights Friendly Schools (HRFS) in detail. Generally, if a teacher or administrator is the key person in a school who is coordinating the implementation of the initiative, they would be able to use the toolkit to find out everything they need to do what HRFS is, how they can implement it, and also examples of tools they can use to help them.

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The HRFS Toolkit is a guide for schools interested in or planning to implement the Amnesty International HRFS approach. The guide is aimed at teachers, administrators or other individuals who play a leading role in the introduction and implementation of HRFS in their school.

HRFS are built on a human rights based approach to education and school life and this Toolkit provides guidance in how one can practice human rights education in all areas of schools life.

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A HRFS is a community that practices and promotes human rights values in all aspects of school life and beyond. HRFS teach:

  • ABOUT human rights so that the school community understands what they are and why they are important
  • THROUGH human rights so that the school becomes a model of excellence in human rights practice
  • FOR human rights so that all members of the school community recognize their rights and learn to protect the rights of others

By enacting human rights in day-to-day life, HRFS help students, teachers, and the wider community gain a deep understanding of what these rights mean in practice.

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You can download this toolkit for free here.

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