Human Rights Education project is a non-profit organization that encourages grassroots non-governmental organizations to participate in the movement for educating the public about human rights. Organizations do this simply and without cost by adopting a human rights quotation and adding it to their website, letterhead, and brochures. The website contains all necessary information; specialists are available online to assist you.
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Why should my organization participate?

  • Each organization that participates helps its members and staff become better informed about human rights and the ways in which human rights can be directly helpful to people and to the work of the organization.

  • Each organization becomes part of an international network of organizations that are participating in this Project. The network shares substantive, technical and financial information that can be helpful to the efforts of each individual organization.

  • Each organization's information resources are enriched by expanding its outreach within a large field of like-minded Non-Governmental Organizations.

  • Each organization gains access to the expertise of professional human rights educators who can help each organization access strategies for the promotion and protection of rights under international law.

  • Each organization inspires its own community to learn more about their rights, rights that are recognized by national governments as well as by the international community.

  • Each organization gives life to the educational mission of UNESCO and to the UN General Assembly's Declaration of the Decade of Human Rights Education 1995-2005.

For example,
An organization helping women exercise their rights chose:

States Parties condemn discrimination against women in all its forms [and] agree to pursue...a policy of eliminating discrimination against women...
Article 2, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, in force 1981.

An organization offering clinical services to survivors of torture chose:

Each State Party shall ensure in its legal system that the victim of an act of torture obtains redress and has an enforceable right to fair and adequate compensation...
Article 14, Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in force 1987.

A global network of organizations working on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples chose:

The Purposes of the United Nations are:...To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples...
Article 1(2), United Nations Charter, in force 1945.


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Project Human Rights Education is a project of The Fund for Peace, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. The Fund for Peace works to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause war.