Type: Curriculum

Information on various human rights issues.
  • Bringing Them Home
    • In 1997, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released its report Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Following this, the Commission received extensive requests from teachers for information about the report. The resources on this site have been developed in response to this request. There are a variety of worksheets that can be used in either the classroom or in the community.
  • Child Rights Education Resource
    • All people – no matter their age, sex, colour, religion or where they live – have the same basic needs to live a healthy life. This educational resource will help primary students to understand the difference between rights and wants, learn the importance of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and consider the rights issues that children in Australian immigration detention centers faced prior to policy change.
  • 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.
  • Human Rights Watch -- هيومن رايتس ووتش
    • هيومن رايتس ووتش هي إحدى المنظمات العالمية المستقلة الأساسية المعنية بالدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان وحمايتها.
  • 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 Interactive Declaration
    • This interactive activity uses plain language and can help teachers explain the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a classroom setting. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
  • 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.
  • 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.