Learn about Equitas’ recent thinking, practices, tools and tips regarding our approach to human rights education. Organized by the five key elements of a human rights-based approach, (Participation, Accountability, Non-discrimination and equality, Empowerment and Link to rights) Equitas Shares it! publications aim to support other human rights defenders and educators in using a human rights-based approach to advance human rights and gender equality. The key elements of HRBA are equal in importance and inter-related, such that one element cannot be applied without considering the others.
Participation and inclusion
Equitas’ lessons learned and good practices related to strategies, techniques and processes that encourage the sharing of ideas and opinions and opportunities for diverse individuals to participate in decision making.
Lessons learned from the 2017 online conversation with Equitas alumni about youth participation.
A participatory mapping activity to assess children’s participation in the community.
Accountability and transparency
Lessons learned and good practices on building dialogue, challenging power imbalance, and strengthening relationships between individuals and decision-makers responsible for ensuring rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled. Evaluation of human rights education work is a central component of accountability and transparency.
Equitas’ model for designing and implementing an effective evaluation process for human rights training.
Lessons learned from the 2018 online conversation with Equitas’ alumni about increasing barriers faced by civil society in human rights work.
Non-Discrimination and Equality
Equitas’ lessons learned and good practices working with communities who face the most barriers to participation and inclusion including, but not limited to, women and girls, children and youth, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), people living with disabilities, and migrants, and the many intersections of these identities.
Ideas for learning about and supporting gender equality in your personal and professional life.
A tool to contribute to the advancement of equality and non-discrimination in your community!
This resource provides human rights educators with tips to ensure that everyone is included and can participate training activities.
Equitas’ lessons learned and good practices related to participatory techniques, sample workshop activities, and other practices that build leadership and skills that support individuals to claim their rights and hold decision makers accountable for decisions that affect them.
A tipsheet for facilitating participatory activities and meetings online.
A tipsheet for educators on how to faciliate safe and supportive discussions related to gender-based violence.
Link to human rights protection mechanisms
Equitas’ lessons learned and good practices related to building knowledge about the international human rights protection, enforcement and monitoring systems, such as those related to international treaties, conventions, universal periodic reviews, etc.
Three activities for children that focus on the right to clean water, the right to clean air and the right to nutritious food.
An activity in which participants reflect on their personal notions of human rights and learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
An activity in which participants develop an understanding of what is and is not defined as torture within the scope of the United Nations Convention against Torture.