Amnesty International Day is celebrated on 28th May. Amnesty International are a human rights organisation. Many schools in Ireland have downloaded their lesson plans to teach about children’s rights around the world. Educate Together schools use this in the Learn Together curriculum to support the strand of Equality and Justice.
[From Wikipedia] International Women’s Day (IWD), originally is called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the [...]
According to the official World Thinking Day web site, each year on 22 February, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day. It’s a day when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts think of each other and give thanks and appreciation for the international friendship they find in our Movement. While [...]
[Text and Image from Wikipedia] Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the freedom movement”. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s [...]
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day [...]
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the “colored” section of a bus to make room for a white passenger. According tot he People’s History, this act is often thought of as the event that started the Civil Rights Movement nationwide in America. Using Rosa Parks as a stimulus for [...]
Great interactive site from europe.eu about children and their basic human rights. Very interactive with colourful characters.
This includes a cover sheet and two differentiated sheets for making a Martin Luther King-themed “I Have a Dream” book.
The Court in Europe for Human Rights. Lots of information about Human Rights on this web site