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HRiE in Action

Human Rights in Education is an open collaborative initiative involving educators throughout New Zealand. There is little prescription in how schools and centres become “communities that know, promote and live human rights and responsibilities”. The best way to get to know what Human Rights in Education looks like in practice is through the stories told in this section of the website.

Please feel free to comment on stories, discuss them in the HRiE Forum, and contribute your own stories.


HRiE Schools Latest News - in Action

Students led human rights initiatives at Motueka High School, with the support of senior staff, since they volunteered for a workshop before the beginning of term 1 2009. A revised code of conduct and discipline policy were their major priorities. More 

Primary & Intermediate Latest News - in Action

A year after joining the Human Rights in Education initiative, the principal of Bluestone School (Timaru) observed that there had an improvement in classroom and school atmosphere, higher personal expectations regarding behaviour and a reduction in bullying and the need for school rules. More 

Secondary Schools Latest News - in Action

Human Rights in Education has developed a resource to equip teachers, particularly of the social sciences, with tools to develop the human rights learning that is essential to effective citizenship in the 21st century. More 

Human Rights Issues Latest News - in Action

Bullying is never far from the headlines -- understandably as it represents one of the most common assaults on dignity and rights. How can schools best safeguard young people's rights to safety, education, effective remedy and fair treatment? More 

HRiE Forum

Participation is essential to the development of this Initiative – and is one of the human rights principles we live by! This is the key collaboration space for Human Rights in Education. Here you will find colleagues’ ideas and experiences in implementing human rights-based education. More