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Participants in the Advocates' Hate Free Zone at Peace Jam Slam at the University of Minnesota

Since 1992, The Advocates for Human Rights has worked with hundreds of teachers to educate thousands of students in K-12 schools and colleges throughout the United States. Through human rights education, HRE, students are not only introduced to human rights but empowered to take action on issues. 


The Advocates' partners with schools and provides training and support to administrators, teachers, students, and parents on how to incorporate human rights education into the existing school curriculum. International human rights principles are introduced to students to help them understand and appreciate common human values, encourage them to apply international standards to their own lives, and support their efforts to confront human rights violations in their own communities.



Become a Human Rights Educator!


"When I teach human rights issues as part of my curriculum, students learn that nothing that we study exists in an ethical void - not math, not science, not politics.  And then they start to see their own actions and hoices as part of the same fundamental human picture…"


If you are an educator or administrator and you would like to begin introducing human rights to your class, school, or after-school program please contact Sarah Herder at [email protected]


Get started now!




Getting Started: Steps to Becoming a Human Rights Educator. The Advocates created this edition of Rights Sites News as a primer for all teachers interested in getting started as a human rights educator.

Best Practices.
  Learn about how other K-12 schools have incorporated human rights into their classrooms.

Resources for Educators. Teach about human rights in your classroom with these great resources on our Discover Human Rights website.