In partnership with the Neag School of Education, we are working to make Connecticut a national model for human rights education in primary and secondary schools.

Taking international standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, as its inspiration and basis, our programs aim to integrate human rights content into classroom curricula and promote a culture of human rights in our schools and communities.

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Educator Workshops

Professional development opportunities for pre- and in-service educators interested in human rights curricula, pedagogies, and methods.

Human Rights + Early College Experience

We proudly partner with UConn Early College Experience to offer UConn human rights courses to motivated high school students to earn both high school and college credit.

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Connecticut Human Rights and Youth Action Summit

A gathering of human rights youth advocates and activists to explore critical human rights issues in their communities and around the world, engage with a diverse range of peers from across the state,and develop the values and skills necessary to take action in support of human rights for all.

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Teaching Human Rights Database for College Instructors

A database for college-level instructors with resources on teaching human rights topics in classrooms from a range of disciplines and perspectives to enhance interdisciplinarity and a broader understanding of human rights.

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Malka Penn Award

The Malka Penn Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding children’s book addressing human rights issues or themes, such as discrimination, equity, poverty, justice, war, peace, slavery or freedom.
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