The exhibition Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education aims to raise awareness of the vital role of human rights education in promoting dignity, equality and peace and in preventing human rights violations and abuses.
This 25-panel exhibition presents in an accessible way the importance of human rights and human rights education. It introduces case studies where human rights education has transformed values, beliefs and attitudes of individuals and groups, leading to positive initiatives to promote human rights in diverse communities in Australia, Burkina Faso, Peru, Portugal and Turkey. It also encourages viewers to take action in their own immediate environment, starting from their own families and communities.
“Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” was created in 2016 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. It was co-organized by the SGI, together with HRE 2020, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning and the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training, with thanks to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).