Category: Toolkits and Training Manuals

Practical guides to helping people understand, implement, and protect human rights.
  • An Advocacy Guide for Feminists
    • Advocacy is a type of engagement designed to bring about change. This primer describes feminist advocacy and how gender equality advocates can use it most effectively.
  • CEDAW Made Easy: Question and Answer Booklet
    • This booklet is designed to provide you with a snapshot view of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It aims to raise awareness of the rights to which women are entitled under CEDAW so that you can use the Convention to bring about concrete improvements in the lives of women.
  • Community Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • This guide is designed to assist Aboriginal people to learn about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It will help you to become familiar with the Declaration and to discover how the rights outlined in it can be used in everyday life.
  • Face the Facts
    • The Face the Facts education resource is designed to complement the material in the Commission’s Face the Facts publication. First published in 1997, Face the Facts reflects the continued demand for accurate and easy to understand information about Indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Facilitators Guide for Gender Training
    • This guide has been developed to support the design and delivery of gender training by gender focal points (GFPs) as a support resource. It is comprised of instructions, notes and tips specifically for the training modules and sessions included in this guide, but does not include more generalized and comprehensive guidance on gender training.
  • Financial Sustainability for Women's Movements Worldwide
    • This guide advises non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on where and how they can seek funding to promote women’s rights and to support women’s rights organizations. Not specific to disability organizations, but some funders may offer funding to projects or NGOs focused on the rights of women with disabilities.
  • Gender Sensitive Disaster Management: A Toolkit for Practitioners
    • This toolkit is the outcome of a research study to understand gender mainstreaming strategies used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government in the context of their responses to a natural disaster. The tools are intended for use by all those engaged in the disaster management: policy makers, donors, NGOs and researchers in their efforts to build resilient and gender-just communities.
  • Gender va Pitrasatta: Ek Prashikshan Module
    • A training manual as well as report of a workshop on gender and patriarchy. Hindi Language.
  • Guide to Promoting the Participation of Women in Elections
    • This handbook is intended to provide a quick reference guide to assist headquarters- and field-based actors from the United Nations, governments and civil society working to promote greater participation of women in electoral processes in post-conflict countries.
  • Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
    • The purpose of these guidelines is to assist the United Nations system to mainstream and integrate indigenous peoples’ issues in processes for operational activities and programmes at the country level.
  • Human Rights and Law Enforcement: A Trainer's Guide on Human Rights for the Police
    • This guide is intended to provide information on international human rights standards relevant to the work of police.
  • Human Rights Resources
    • This page contains many resources in several languages about various topics related to human rights.
  • Human Rights Training and Education
    • This page contains links to documents related to human rights eduction and guides and training materials to promote human rights. Documents are available in several languages.
  • Human Rights: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
    • This guide provides an overview of governing human rights law and the obligations of states to uphold it. The guide also gives examples of what parliaments and their members can do to promote and protect human rights. Finally, this guide aims to describe the core content of each right guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women
    • This guide is intended to be used as a learning tool and a primer on leadership training. It addresses women’s empowerment and communication strategies and aims to enable the reader or workshop participant to develop the best means to communicate, listen, build consensus, create shared meaning, and foster learning.
  • New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners
    • Describes innovative tactics that are being used to promote human rights around the world, particularly the prevention of harm, abuse, and torture. For use by human rights advocates who wish to consider new approaches to their work. Available in many languages.
  • Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
    • This kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes.
  • Rethink! A Handbook for Sustainable Peace
    • This handbook is meant to be a tool to build gender equality for people working in areas affected by war and armed conflict and in the peace and rebuilding process.
  • Tackling Sexual Harassment
    • This educational resource for secondary students is designed to support sexual harassment policies and to engage students in an active examination of sexual harassment; its causes, effects and strategies to address it. By understanding their rights and responsibilities, students can work together to identify and address sexual harassment in their school – whether it happens to them or if they see it happening to another student.
  • The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change
    • This manual is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in all its many forms, The it lays out the basics of human rights: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how.
  • The Ithaca Toolkit for Monitoring Human Rights and General Health Care in Mental Health and Social Care Institutions
    • This publication arises from the project Institutional Treatment, Human Rights and Care Assessment (ITHACA), which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Public Health Programme.
  • Using Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Achieve Universal Goals
    • This page explains how the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) uses culturally-sensitive approaches when making attempts to further human rights.
  • Voices of Australia
    • The teaching and learning activities incorporated in the resource allow for students to share ideas about each other, to explore their own family history and experiences of diversity, discrimination, race relations, friendships and signs of respect. The resource is intended to help students understand the laws that frame the society we live in, and to appreciate how these laws have been, and continue to be developed.
  • Women's Fundraising Handbook
    • Designed especially for first-time fundraisers, this handbook presents some key ideas about raising money to fund women's rights work in today's global political and economic context.
  • Young People in the Workplace
    • Young people in the workplace contains a series of activities and resources to help students explore the issues around workplace discrimination. The activities help students to draw comparisons between the dramatised workplace issues and their personal experiences by looking at how concepts of difference, discrimination and harassment may operate in their daily lives.