We live in a world of challenges and conflicts. Many people are denied their human rights and fundamental freedoms because of grotesque inequalities and deprivation, and violence and oppression, which prevents them from leading a life of dignity.
Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Too many people are denied the chance to realize their worth and develop their potential. Our societies, in turn, are deprived of the contributions they might make. The following statistics highlight the gap between our shared ideals and the realities of our world. Women, children and minority or vulnerable groups who suffer from exploitation and oppression are disproportionately affected by human rights violations and abuses.
Human rights education fosters values that promote respect, inclusion, non-discrimination, participation, accountability and equality.
Human rights education empowers children and adults to: