human rights day 2007


I was looking for events to promote as part of huamn rights day...

i found that I AM SAM is showing at my local city hall
and i found out about several event but nothing too big or well publicised.


after the fact i found out about a parade(demo or march have negative connotations) iwas surprised it did not come to me through Amnesty's mailing list:
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/mkimpo/20071209

* Burma and the finger printing issues took main stage this year.


I think article one of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights is the base of all other HR documents - but why the first sentence was not enough is telling about all the challenges we face:

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


for more info:

"Human Rights Day 2007 marks the start of a year-long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

http://www.un.org/events/humanrights/2007/


one of the most interesting websites and resourcesi have found however is th cyber school bus - one person i knwo was influential in getting htis up and running and it is going strong.

activities and learning games for kids and so many intersting issues:
this section on human rights in action leaves no one with the exicse "i do not not knwo how to teach about such difficult issues."

or the better one -
"my students can not be taught about such things"
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/index.asp

this month there was also a studnt conference on human rights - looking forward ot hte report:
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/student/2007/about.asp

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