School initiatives

Human Rights in the Classroom: June 2009

Logo: Australian Human Rights Commission - everyone, everywhere, everydayHuman Rights in the Classroom for June from the Australian Human Rights Commission

12 June is World Day against Child Labour
Download Australian Human Rights Commission teaching and learning activities on child rights.

14 June is the beginning of Refugee Week and 20 June is World Refugee Day
Have a class discussion on the difference between refugees and asylum seekers.
Use the Commission's Face the Facts resources.

Check out the latest immigration, asylum seekers and refugee information from the Human Rights Commissioner.

Each year, many thousands of people migrate to Australia from different countries. For those who don't speak English as a first language, there is now a new resource developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and AMES (Victoria) to help. English language teachers can download the workbooks and watch the DVD for free.

Talking about rights - The National Human Rights Consultations are only open for a short while longer. Find out how to make a submission to tell the government how human rights can be better protected.

For more information : Australian Human Rights Commission