Human Rights Education


The Human Rights Education (HRE) programme aims to create a rights-respecting society in India by promoting the values and principles of human rights in communities.

We do this by engaging with formal education systems – especially those that focus on children and young people – to bring human rights into everyday life. Currently, we work with schools, colleges, students, teachers and educational systems by providing training, activity kits and platforms through which young people can come together to learn and take action on human rights issues important to them.

Our work with schools:

The Human Rights Education (HRE) programme works with schools either directly or in collaboration with on-ground partners. Through setting up Amnesty Clubs or HRE Clubs, the programme works to build Human Rights Friendly School environments. Read more about our work with schools here.

Our work with colleges:

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Youth perspectives are at the centre of our human rights work. We educate and empower young people to take action on human rights issues that are relevant and important to them. Our Amnesty College Clubs programme provides a platform for college students to engage with human rights in a creative and meaningful way.

Our work with education systems:

The HRE programme has partnered with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to run a course on human rights with public health workers in the state of Bihar. We work to spread awareness relating to the concepts, values and principles of human rights to the widest audience possible.

For more details about our work on Human Rights Education here.