Human Rights Education

How can children and young people learn to understand human rights better?

Here you will find various  educational resources for children and young people to foster an understanding of human rights in a child-friendly manner. Here you can find methodological and thematic guidelines, different exercise suggestions, worksheets and other resources for the classroom. Educators can also find information on how to implement the child rights based approach in an educational context.


How to Write a Child-Friendly Document

Children have a right to seek and receive information, including about their human rights. 'Child-friendly' versions of documents are usually short, visually appealing to children, summaries of another document, written in simple language that children understand. This guide describes a process for producing these documents with children acting as advisers. It aims to show how child participation and civil and political rights can be applied in practice.

produced by: Save the Children | Download [pdf, 1,67 mb, 11 pages] | Language: English | Year: 2022

Child Rights Education Toolkit

Rooting Child Rights in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schools

The toolkit aims at supporting teachers to apply the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the child rights based approach in early childhood education, primary and secondary schools, and to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the promotion of children's rights in schools. It provides an overview and guidance on how to strategically integrate child rights education into curricula, classroom practices and learning environments, as well as examples of initiatives, and aims to promote a global approach to child rights education within UNICEF.

produced by:: UNICEFDownload [pdf, 7,3 mb, 148 pages] | Year: 2014 Language: English

The CYBERSAFE Toolkit / Guide for Workshop Facilitators

The CYBERSAFE Toolkit is intended for teachers or other professionals working with young people, who want to address online violence against women and girls, including online sexual harassment and online safety, in the classroom or in another setting. The toolkit provides all necessary materials to facilitate four workshops on the topics of non-consensual sharing of sexual images, exploitation, coercion and threats, sexualised bullying, and unwanted sexualisation, including an online tool that encourages discussion and role play and a guide with practical information for facilitators.

prodced by: CYBERSAFE project partners | Link to Toolkit | Language: English

Research Guide: Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Children and Youth

This research guide is intended to provide the educators and/or parents with age-appropriate resources on human rights for children and youth:

  • Simplified texts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (level of language difficulty - children and youth)
  • Adoption history of the Declaration (level of language difficulty - youth)
  • Educational activities (level of language difficulty - children and youth)
  • Videos (level of language difficulty - children and youth)
  • Glossary of human rights terminology (level of language difficulty - youth)

produced by: UN Library & Archives Geneva | Link | Language: English

Paul's Diary

In the child-friendly report, Paul and Supermaia travel the world together to visit working children and to find out about the different lives, hopes and reasons why children work.
Child-friendly version of the It's Time to Talk! Consultation Report - on working children worldwide and their rights - to work with school classes.

produced by: Kindernothilfe | Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Kyrgysz, Thai, Nepali, Hindi, Swahili | Year: 2017

The World's Largest Lesson

The World's Largest Lesson introduces the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to children and youth around the world and promotes community awareness through collective action.

produced by: UNICEF | Link to overview page | Languages: English, French, Spanish, individual materials in 33 other languages


Materials for designing projects with a focus on children's rights

Materials for training and further education

Provide children and young people with an understanding of human rights in an age-appropriate manner

Standing up for children's rights - materials for public relations work

Promote children's participation in institutions such as kindergartens, schools and projects

Examples and guidelines for child protection concepts in organisations and projects