Media Voices For Children, The Global Community For Children's Rights, presents a large library of original content videos focusing on the plight of children's rights, in such topics as trafficing, forced labor, education, poverty and hunger.
Every Human Has Rights: To begin the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), The Elders and partners today launched the Every Human Has Rights campaign to empower global citizens to protect the first-ever comprehensive agreement on human rights among nations. See it here
Be Here Now: One of the greatest battles for human rights rages on. There are an estimated 27 million people enslaved at this very moment. Slavery is more prevalent today than at any other time in history. Made In A Free World produced this three part video campaign to galvanize an ever growing number of concerned citizens.
Does the media do enough for human rights? Shaming government leaders into doing the right thing. View the video on YouTube
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. We work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Through our Human Rights Watch Film Festival we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
In selecting films for the festival, Human Rights Watch concentrates equally on artistic merit and human rights content. The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers.
Each year, the festival's programming committee screens more than 500 films and videos to create a program that represents a range of countries and issues. Once a film is nominated for a place in the program, staff of the relevant division of Human Rights Watch also view the work to confirm its accuracy in the portrayal of human rights concerns. Though the festival rules out films that contain unacceptable inaccuracies of fact, we do not bar any films on the basis of a particular point of view,
The film is a collaborative effort between Human Rights Education Associates, Sokka Gakkai International and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28 minute long documentary which demonstrates the impact of human rights education. Successful practices and projects in India, Australia and Turkey illustrate the power of human rights education in transforming people's lives and empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities.
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This animation brings all 30 articles to life using different techniques, from pen and ink to digital animation.
Crime, poverty, war, lack of healthcare and education, and other injustices are all symptoms of society’s deep-rooted lack of respect for basic human rights.
The document which embodies the ideology of respect for individual human rights is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR was signed by the United Nations 60 years ago and, unfortunately, less than 1% of the world’s population is aware that it exists.
Now it is time to stop treating the symptoms and begin educating the masses. Now it is time to focus on the UDHR and empower the world’s population to make changes.
Curriculum resources for teaching Human Rights: The Speak Truth to Power curriculum introduces general human rights issues through the stories of some remarkable people working in the field, and urges students to become personally involved in the protection of human rights.
Speak Truth To Power, a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, is a multi-faceted global initiative that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. Issues range from slavery and environmental activism to religious self-determination and political participation.
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Faisal Al Fuhaid, an inspirational and tenacious young Kuwaiti , decided to create the youth-driven organization EQUAIT in order to fight against discrimination and promote human rights awareness in his home country. Watch this latest Voice for Success video and find out more about EQUAIT's efforts to give back to society by shaping and moulding Kuwaiti youth into responsible and tolerant citizens.
Voice for Success is a program initiated by en.v in collaboration with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to promote Kuwaiti civil society by giving greater visibility to local social activists.
Third part of the series "Human Rights in Focus".
It is about Collective Rights, the justiciability of Human Rights as well as about how the Human Rights System evolves and what opportunities for improvement do exist.
The series consists of an overview clip and one clip about each of the three dimensions of Human Rights.
The first dimension involves the political and civil rights, the second dimension the economic, social and cultural rights and the third dimension the collective rights.
By Jan Künzl and Jörn Barkemeyer
This is the second part of the series "Focus Human Rights". It deals with the second dimension of the Human Rights System: The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Additionally, it explains women's rights and shows how NGOs in the Human Rights sector work.
The series consists of an overview clip and a specific clip about each of the three dimensions of Human Rights.
Check out the other "Focus Human Rights" clips for further information about the topic.
By Jan Künzl and Jörn Barkemeyer
First part of the series "Focus Human Rights". It deals with Civil and Political Rights, with Human Rights violations and the history of Human Rights.
This film marks the start of the project "Focus Human Rights". The series will consist of an overview clip and of one clip about each of the three dimensions of Human Rights.
The first dimension involves the Political and Civil Rights, the second dimension deals with the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the third dimension consists of the Collective Rights.
In addition, a number of cross-cutting issues are explained. For example: the history of Human Rights, the role of non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, or the problems of the Human Rights system.
Together, the overview clip and the three specific clips provide a profound knowledge about the topic Human Rights.
By Jan Künzl und Jörn Barkemeyer
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." This is what it says in the very first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The idea of Human Rights is one of the most important fundaments of human co-existence. At the same time human rights are subject to fierce debates and Human Rights violations are common all over the world.
But what exactly are Human Rights? Who is responsible for protecting them? And do they really apply to all people?
This is the first part of the series "Focus Human Rights". It consists of this overview clip an three more specific clips for each of the three dimensions of Human Rights
Since she was a young girl in Brooklyn, Jodie Geddes has experienced how abuses of power play out in schools and on the streets.
Her community members are stopped and frisked by police officers because of their race. She was excluded from certain relationships in school because the culture there didn’t make space for her multi-national identity. In North Carolina, where she’s now a student at Guilford College, she sees how immigrant communities are marginalized by state policies.
Jodie is not one to disengage in the face of ugliness; instead, she goes where her heart moves her. “As human beings, we have a responsibility to protect our community members,” she says.
This summer has been a time of learning and a reminder of why she does what she does.
Education a Human Right: This video was created by the American Friends Service Eommittee, PA program's Racial Justice Through Human Rights group together with the Youth Media Advocacy Project. The youth's deep concern for education and the deficiency of the schools led them to want to raise awareness in the community about the right to a good education.
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