School initiatives

Human Rights in the Classroom: May 2009

Logo: Australian Human Rights Commission - everyone, everywhere, everyday Some suggestions for May from the Australian Human Rights Commission

Teaching human rights topics doesn't need to be complex.....

3 May is World Press Freedom Day
Use the information in 'Lets talk about Rights' to find out what our human rights are in Australia.

9 May is Vesak (Buddha) Day
Use Tom Calma's media release to find out where religion and human rights overlap.

26 May is National Sorry Day
Download the teaching resources from the Bringing them home education module, based on the National
Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.

27 May marks the beginning of Reconciliation week
Find out how we can take steps forward to make land rights a reality through the Native Title process.

For further resources and ideas about teaching human rights.

If you, or someone you know has a human rights story, make a submission to the Human Rights Consultation.
Submissions close 15 June 2009.

For more information : Australian Human Rights Commission