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Being able to apply human rights

Being able to apply human rights

  • The Universal Declaration starts by recognizing that ‘the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’. It states that human rights are universal – in other words, they should apply to everyone, regardless of who they are or their geographical placement. The Universal Declaration also includes civil and…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? I liked how comprehensive and yet nuanced Compass 2012 was, it seemed to really bear in mind the mindset and needs of the practitioner and believe it provides a very strong basis for human rights education, both in terms of principles, general knowledge and practical activities.                 …

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  • Why did I choose this tool? I have seen and experienced that when the concept of human rights is imposed from the outside it is much less effective than when it is encouraged as a self-driven practice. Another issue is that when human rights are only going to be upheld when there is an external authority to enforce them, they…

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  • Equality or Equity?

    Why did I choose this tool? The difference between equality and equity has been a source of frustration and wonderment for me. On the surface, I am a highly educated person that should have multiple opportunities to choose from. But the reality is quite different than that, because of my nationality and the country in which I received my education.…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? The overall reason is that this knowledge is essential for anyone, particularly trainers who are working directly with human rights. The more personal reason is that I wish that as a child I had been aware of these rights and that my caretakers had as well and put them into practice. In retrospect I…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? I used to be one of those people that dove headfirst into every cause that was helping someone or that I was asked to contribute to. I worked very hard with no pay for over 8 years, giving all of my time, energy, emotions and brainpower towards accomplishing the goals of a non-profit organization.…

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