HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CZECH REPUBLIC
Amnesty International Czech Republic has been educating about human rights for over 10 years in order to create a society in which people respect, protect and fight for equal human rights. We consider human rights education a necessary part of our work. We educate young people about current topics and we encourage them to actively stand up for human rights. Through interactive workshops at schools, we deepen students' knowledge about human rights, we help them form their opinions about important topics and we teach them how to improve their skills needed to protect human rights.
Currently, we offer these workshops to Czech schools:
THE INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS
By participating in different activities and experiences, students learn more about basic terms tied to human rights and they learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For a moment, they will also get in the shoes of people whose rights are being denied, and they will have the opportunity to discuss about human rights in our country and in the world. At the workshop, students will also work with three real cases of human rights violation from three different countries, which will lead them to better understand the problems of non-democratic regimes and compare them to the situation in our country.
90 minutes (2 lessons)
In the human library, students get to meet people coming from minorities living in the Czech republic. Those people share their life story with the students - who can ask them about anything they might be interested in. Human libraries help students to overcome their fear from the unknown, to get their own personal experience with minorities and to revise their own stereotypes. If the school applies for a whole project day, the students will also go through multiple other activities that deepen their knowledge about human rights and understanding of the minorities.
163 minutes (3 lessons and breaks)
We are also offering a whole Human Library Project Day (5 lessons)
90 minutes (2 lessons)
LETTER WRITING MARATHON
The biggest human rights campaing in the
world with the goal to write as many letters as possible. The letters are
calling out to governments to make them address human rights violation of real people.
One can also send solidarity letters to victims, whose human rights have been
violated. The Letter Writing Marathon happens every year around 10th December
on the Human Rights Day. Everyone who is interested in organizing their own
marathon can sign up at www.amnesty.cz/maraton. We also offer a workshop for
schools in which students get to learn more about current cases and then they
plan their own event.
START THE CHANGE
An international project with 17 partners that concentrates on SDGs with the emphasis on human rights and migration. We are using innovative methods in this project such as storytelling, service learning, peer to peer education and ICT in education. Students can meet interesting people from different minorities including refugees and migrants and they can cooperate with them on different activities and help the local communities via service learning. Students and teachers are working in the project both locally (with local NGOs) and globally (with international partners).