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Do you need effective manuals and other education material to support your human rights work? Are you looking for tools and tips to take action in your community? Check out our resources and learn new ways to educate about human rights!

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In this database you will find an array of resources drawn from Equitas’ extensive practice in human rights education to support your work towards social change.  

In collaboration with our partners across the world, the resources included in this database aim to strengthen leadership for advancing human rights, with regards to gender equality and in community life; to strengthen human rights movements; and to improve the practice of human rights educators to engage and influence decision makers around human rights.  

These resources are at the core of our human rights education work. They are organized by language, thematic areas and resource type. We encourage you to use these resources, adapt and improve upon through your own practice, and share them out! 

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How to Dismantle Racism using a Human Rights-Based Approach

Addressing racism today requires an understanding of how human rights are violated by racist ideas and discriminatory acts. Being anti-racist begins with an awareness of several forms of racism, which includes individual, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic. This tip-sheet was created after a partner workshop called “Human Right Education as an Intersectional Anti-Racism Tool”. Also available in French

Published in

  • English, French
  • Equity diversity and inclusion
  • Reference materials

The Learning Spiral

This video explains the Learning Spiral, a learning model that engages learners in actively constructing their learning experience, fostering them to apply their newly gained knowledge into practice. Also available in French

Published in

  • English
  • Methodology, Participation and community engagement
  • Presentations and recordings

The 5-Steps Process

This video explains the 5-step process that enables community members to identify the human rights and gender equality issues affecting their community using a participatory approach. Also available in French.

Published in

  • English
  • Gender equality, Methodology, Participation and community engagement
  • Presentations and recordings

Splash and Ripple

This video about the Splash and Ripple analogy helps us understand the concept of change that human rights education produces over time and how this change can be measured at different levels. Also available in French.

Published in

  • English
  • Evaluation, Methodology
  • Presentations and recordings

The systems approach

This video explains the systems approach to evaluating human rights education initiatives against other local and global actions for change that also address similar human rights issues. Also available in French

Published in

  • English
  • Evaluation, Methodology
  • Presentations and recordings

The Participatory Approach

This video explains how to use a participatory approach, founded on principles of mutual respect and reciprocal learning and how it includes the voice of the learners in the learning process. Also available in French.

Published in

  • English
  • Methodology, Participation and community engagement
  • Presentations and recordings

Gauging Children’s Participation through Participation

This reference material is a tool that consists of a series of activities used to gather information, from children themselves, about their participation in their community.

Published in

  • English
  • Children and youth
  • Reference materials

6 Lessons Learned to Make your Baseline Study Participatory and Inclusive

A report detailing ways to contribute to an increased empowerment of women and girls for the advancement of gender equality in participating countries part of the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education with Equitas. Also available in French.

Published in

  • English
  • Equity diversity and inclusion, Gender equality, Methodology
  • Reference materials

Youth Rights in a Pandemic

Activities and ressources for exploring youth rights in a rapidly changing landscape. Also available in French.

Published in

  • English
  • Children and youth, Peace and security
  • Activities and workshops

Facilitating in a Virtual World

Here are Equitas’ top 10 online meeting facilitation tips. It aims to reflect on how you can make your meeting participatory and engage participants.

Published in

  • English
  • Digital technologies
  • Reference materials