Our projects and initiatives
Amnesty International’s Human Rights Friendly Schools Project
Responding to the imperatives of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, Amnesty International’s Human Rights Friendly Schools Project seeks to promote a holistic approach to the integration of human rights into schools in countries around the world. The principles of human rights can give schools around the world a shared language of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation that is crucial to the goal of achieving a more peaceful and just global society. Education is thus a critical means of instilling the knowledge, skills and values that can foster a culture of human rights.
Rights Education Action Programme (REAP)
The 10-year long Rights Education Action Programme (REAP) addresses specific human rights issues through human rights education in over 10 countries. The core of the REAP programme is the training of "human rights education multipliers" - people who through their role or position in society are able to influence a larger audience or groups of people.
Africa Human Rights Education Project
Amnesty International’s Africa Human Rights Education Project aims to enhance civil society capacity to deliver locally relevant human rights education and to improve human rights for the most disadvantaged by empowering marginalized communities to promote and defend their human rights. The programme delivers community-level human rights education in 10 countries across East and West Africa.
Education for Human Dignity Project
Amnesty International’s new Education for Human Dignity Project aims to raise awareness, inform debate and enable action in order to tackle the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty. Through human rights education and participatory approaches, young people and those that work with them will have an increased understanding of the relationship between poverty and human rights, and will be equipped and empowered to take action and call for human rights solutions to poverty.