Education and Training
The Commission has a general duty to to promote awareness and understanding of human rights, and to encourage best practice in relation to human rights. The Commission achieves this by hosting events and seminars, by providing interactive resources and information, and by highlighting existing resources for individuals and organisations.
Some of the Commission's educational resources include:
- Care about Rights training package (although aimed at older people, the providers of care services and the regulator of care services, the materials on applying a human rights based approach in practice are relevant to a wider audience).
- Animation film on the UN Disability Convention in Scotland. This short film outlines some of the barriers that disabled people face in enjoying the full range of their rights.
- The Commission is developing integrated equality and human rights impact assessment principles and supporting two local authorities to pilot integrated impact assessment.
- The Commission has supported the development of health and human rights impact processes and produced with NHS Health Scotland a series of case studies demonstrating the added value of human rights in health inequality impact assessment. The case studies, together with podcast recordings of presentations from the Commission and others, can be found on the NHS Health Scotland website.
Human Rights Education
For young people
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People promotes and safeguards the rights of children and young people living in Scotland. Scotland's Commissioner works to make sure all children and young people have their rights respected.
The website for the Commissioner has information about the rights that all children and young people enjoy, and about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have also produced a guide for young people called Know Your Rights - link.
Classroom resources for teachers
The Curriculum for Excellence promotes the concept of Global Citizenship that references many human rights themes - link.
The Commission has supported the development of lesson plans and workshops to accompany a documentary film series on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learning Through Film: Human Rights in Scotland is a collaborative resource for secondary school pupils and teachers aimed at understanding fundamental human rights in a Scottish context
Human Rights Education Associates is an international network of human rights education practitioners that shares issues for discussion. You can subscribe to receive their regular email updates.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights publishes a collection of resources for young poeple, teachers, and includes research papers on human rights education.
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus project has basic human rights fact cards, country-by-country information, hosts webscast debates, and games and quizzes for children and young people. ?