Partners in Human Rights Education

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Partners in Human Rights Education "is a community education project to help students learn about human rights and practice respect for others both in and out of school. It was established by the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center in 1992. The goal of Partners in Human Rights Education is to teach rights and responsibilities through understanding the importance of human rights, and developing skills to act on this information. These concepts enable students to respect human dignity and critically question why inequities and intolerances exist in their communities and the world. Originally, 20 partnerships of classroom teachers and lawyers were paired and trained in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding communities. Together they taught children about their human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The Partners program has now expanded to include teams of community resource people, lawyers and classroom teachers. The current objective is to reach 75 classrooms and more than 3,000 students each year." [1]


Partners in Human Rights Education
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455