Global Education

Teacher resources to encourage a global
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Human rights

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  • A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda.
  • Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women.
  • Educating people about the protection of children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia encourages all community members to play their part.
  • International aid provided clean water after villages in Padang, Indonesia were struck by a devastating earthquake.
  • This primary school in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea is provided with water by the government.
  • Citizens are informed about registering for and voting in elections in Indonesia.
  • A woman has her ration card checked at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.
  • A woman casts her vote in Indonesia’s election. Gender equality, including through democratic governance, is a priority for Indonesia’s development.
  • Two female students prepare a salad in a kitchen at the Australia-Pacific Technical College in Fiji.
  • Teachers explain the school program to parents in Pakistan.
  • To minimise environmental impact, Myanmar refugees construct and repair their houses with materials provided by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium.
  • In Myanmar, the Longyi Weaving Project assists women living in refugee camps to maintain and develop traditional skills and earn an income.
  • In Laos, Tao Kim experiences his right to education through having a teacher from his own cultural background.
  • Rachel is helping students like Faaola with their hearing impairments, which assists them to learn and interact with others.
  • In rural villages in Laos, houses are built with walls of woven bamboo and have a grass thatched roof.
  • Women learn financial skills through the WARA savings group and increase their confidence in participating more fully in the community.
  • A woman earns money by selling pineapples at the market in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
  • Women learn about putting money aside for future needs in their savings club meetings in rural Solomon Islands.
  • Women leaders record deposits of the WARA savings club members in rural Solomon Islands and keep them safe for deposit in Honiara.
  • Citizens were educated about who can vote and how to vote.
  • Mock poll booths helped people understand the electoral process in the 2012 PNG general elections.
  • A woman stands outside her newly built concrete block home. It has a tiled roof.
  • A woman harvests chillies in her garden.
  • A woman collects eggs from her hen house while hens peck the surrounding ground.
  • Young men with disabilities use specially designed wheelchairs to play basketball in Timor-Leste.

Quick facts

  • Human Rights Day, 10 December, marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
  • On average, people in developing countries are healthier, better educated, less impoverished and more likely to live in a multiparty democracy than they were in 1990.
  • The number of under-five deaths worldwide has declined from rom 87 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 51 in 2011.
  • Improved quality and amount of aid, fairer trade rules and international cooperation to address conflict have made good progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
  • People live in poverty in every country. They are most likely to be women and minority religious or racial groups. 
  • In trying to address human rights abuses such as terrorism some governments have restricted individual civil rights.

Source

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx

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Introduction

What are human rights?

Human rights are so basic that those who are lucky enough to have them may take them for granted. We drink clean water; have sufficient, uncontaminated food; access good healthcare; are able to go to school, say or write what we think (within limits), practise our beliefs, safely earn a living, vote for a political party; and expect to be treated fairly by others.

Yet not all people in the world have these basic needs met or protected. Nearly one-third of the world’s population lives in poverty, without adequate food, water, education and healthcare. Many people are discriminated against because of their gender, race, religious beliefs or disability. Many people face unfair work practices, illegal detention, persecution, torture and death because their governments do not protect their rights.

Human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. They are fundamental for development, democracy and security. 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948. It outlines the rights of all people. The rights stated in the declaration can be grouped as:

  • Civil and political – rights that protect individual freedoms and participation in the decision-making processes of the community and those that relate to freedom of thought, opinion and religion (see Articles 2–21)
  • Economic, social and cultural – rights that achieve a minimum standard of living (food, healthcare) and which ensure a share in a country’s economic welfare (employment, education) (see Articles 22–27).

How are human rights protected?

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights outlines the hope for a free and fair world, but signatories are not legally bound to uphold it. However, the following conventions and protocols, which have been developed to improve the protection of human rights for all people, are legally binding:

  • The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1954)
  • The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
  • The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
  • The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1969)
  • The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1981)
  • The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990).

After signing one of these formal documents a country must develop laws to formalise its commitment, and it must report on its progress to groups within the United Nations. Each country’s progress is reviewed and a report with recommendations for improvement is written.

Why doesn’t everyone have access to their human rights?

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights and its related conventions are ambitious and complex documents. Implementing them is a great challenge for all countries. Some rights may conflict with others. Some rights may need money which governments may not have. Some groups, such as women, children and people with disabilities may need a change of culture to improve equality. Governments may feel the need to restrict rights to freedom of speech or peaceful assembly in times of instability and conflict.

How do human rights improve life?

Human rights protecting the rights of all people including women, children, indigenous, refugees and those living with disabilities are fundamental principles of the United Nations and are crucial to eliminating poverty, improving the health and welfare of people, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Until everyone has their rights protected, the world remains an unsafe and unfair place. When women and men have relative equality, economies grow faster and there is less corruption. When women are healthy and educated, their families, communities and nations benefit.

How can we can help protect human rights?

Learning about rights and responsibilities and how to protect them helps individuals and communities to participate in decision-making and holds governments accountable. Governments and decision-makers often need assistance to develop the capacity, resources and political will to fulfil their commitments to human rights.

Responses

Australia’s response

The Australian Government’s overseas aid program promotes and seeks to protect human rights through many initiatives: from supporting grassroots activities for indigenous and women’s rights to building the institutional capacity of national human rights bodies.

Aid activities that contribute to employment or income generation, strengthen the sustainable management of natural resources, improve public services and governance or provide humanitarian relief in response to crises all play a part in supporting human rights.

Source

Australian Aid, Human rights 

International responses

In the wake of World War 2 the United Nations established the Commission on Human Rights to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was ratified by the General Assembly on 10 December 1948 with a count of 48 votes to 0 with only 8 abstentions.

Despite a continuing struggle in many regions of the world, significant progress has been made in developing legal, moral and institutional regimes that follow the Declaration’s principles. United Nations bodies and a range of non-government organisations monitor the governments that have signed the Declaration, and hold them accountable for their commitments.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Population Fund

Teaching activity

Basic needs and children's rights

Boys walking on stilts in Solomon Islands.
Students explore their own needs and the needs of others, and reflect on what and who helps them to lead safe and comfortable lives. They develop awareness of their rights and the access to rights that children in other countries have.
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Year level: F-2
Issue: Human rights

Inclusion and opportunity

New teaching methods and smaller classes, like this one in Pakistan, help children learn.
Students learn about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They investigate the impact of unequal treatment or discrimination and examine ways of ensuring that everyone’s rights are equally valued and protected.
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Year level: 5-6
Issue: Human rights, Education
Country: Pakistan, Mozambique

Respecting and protecting human rights

Somali children attend an outdoor classroom at the Friends Primary School in Ifo Refugee Camp, Dadaab, Kenya.
Students explore children’s rights based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. They develop a broader understanding of human rights and investigate how, by respecting and protecting human rights, they can make the world a fairer and safer place for all.
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Year level: 3-4
Issue: Human rights

Who are the families of the world

A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house.
Students examine descriptions, photos and data to deepen their understanding of the diversity of families throughout the world. They develop an appreciation of the diversity of roles and recognise how families have changed over time.
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Year level: F-2
Issue: Human rights, Cultural diversity

Working for a fairer world

Village women experience new freedom through learning and talking together, in Timor-Leste.
Human rights are fundamental for the life of all people. Students compare and contrast access to human rights in a number of countries and evaluate activities that seek to improve access to human rights.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Human rights
Country: Timor-Leste, Laos

Case studies

Building peace in Sierra Leone

Teachers at Makeni Primary School, Sierra Leone, were trained in how to use the integrated peace curriculum activities.
A Peace Education Kit has taught teachers and children in Sierra Leone skills in building peace, helping the whole community to recover from civil war.
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Cultural change in Solomon Islands

In Solomon Islands, with its rich soil, high rainfall and a warm climate, families can grow sufficient food for their needs and sell the leftovers.
Learning about human rights is empowering women to speak out and improve equality in Solomon Islands.
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Empowering women in Papua New Guinea

Linda Rau from Kila Kila Village Court, PNG, resolves disputes and builds understanding of issues, particularly those affecting women.
Training and awareness raising is leading to more women decision-makers in Village Courts and the National Parliament and helping improve the lives of women in general.
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Empowerment of literacy

Village women develop learning materials in their local language to learn to read and write and overcome their disadvantage, in Timor-Leste.
Empowering women through literacy and education in Timor-Leste benefits the whole community.
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Women's microfinance lighting up the community

Women learn financial skills through the WARA savings group and increase their confidence in participating more fully in the community.
In rural Solomon Islands groups of women share knowledge, learn financial skills and develop leadership skills. They are investing in solar panels to improve life in the community.
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Resources

A 'Silent Tsunami'

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A 'Silent Tsunami': Global Food Security in the 21st Century (2008) booklet investigates the issue of food security, equity and sustainability.
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Year level: 7-8,9-10
Issue: Australia's aid, Food security, Globalisation, Human rights, Poverty reduction
Country: Australia, Bangladesh

Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty International Australia is part of an independent, politically impartial, worldwide movement of people working for human rights. Amnesty's website provides fact sheets, case studies, research papers and media links to encourage people to take action for human rights for refugees, Indigenous people, victims of torture, and ending the death penalty.

http://www.amnesty.org.au

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission’s education resources are designed to introduce students to human rights concepts in an engaging, relevant way. They develop literacy and numeracy skills in a range of learning areas. Topics include human rights, child rights, disability rights, Indigenous rights and race and diversity. They are suitable for year 5 and above.

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/human-rights-school-classroom

Common Threads

Plan International Australia's 'Common Threads: Weaving Child Rights into Global Education' is an Australian Curriculum–aligned teacher's guide for teaching young people aged 10–13 years. Common Threads has three modules: Exploring rights, Child poverty and Exploring the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each module gives teachers a succinct outline of the topic in a global and an Australian context, reflective questions and useful references for going further. Lesson plans have activity sheets and videos to engage students. This well-structured print resource can be downloaded for free from the Plan website.

http://www.plan.org.au/Learn/Learning-Resources/Common-Threads.aspx

Developing Global Citizens CD-ROM

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The Developing Global Citizens (2010) CD-ROM integrates global perspectives into five primary and five secondary units of work using multimedia.
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Year level: 3-4,5-6,7-8,9-10
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Food security, Globalisation, Human rights, Poverty reduction

Difference Differently

From the Together for Humanity Foundation, Difference Differently is a powerful and engaging resource that allows teachers and students in years 3–10 to explore the challenges and opportunities created by diversity. It provides 14 online modules in English, history, geography and civics and citizenship and includes teacher notes, Australian Curriculum links and class-based activities to supplement online learning.

http://www.differencedifferently.edu.au

End the cycle of poverty and disability

This website is developed by CBM who work with people with a disability in developing countries. It includes videos, stories and information pages to develop understanding about ending the cycle of poverty, particularly for people with disabilities in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Solomon Islands. There are five lesson plans for upper primary students exploring themes of exclusion, education and advocacy.

http://www.endthecycle.org.au/

Food for All

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The Food for All (2008) booklet introduces teachers to factors contributing to food security for all people.
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Year level: 5-6,7-8
Issue: Australia's aid, Food security, Globalisation, Human rights, Poverty reduction
Country: Australia

Forests: A Global Perspective

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The Forests: A Global Perspective (2011) booklet uses information, maps, graphs, photographs, and data to develop understanding about forests, the uses made of them and the actions taken to manage them sustainably.
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Year level: 7-8,9-10
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Food security, Globalisation, Human rights, Poverty reduction
Country: Australia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Global dimension

The Global Dimension website, funded by the education charity Think Global in the UK, provides access to teaching resources, case studies and background information. Resources can be searched by a number of criteria including learning area, topic, year level and price range. Access is through free registration and you can sign up for a quarterly newsletter.

http://globaldimension.org.uk

Global Perspectives

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The Global Perspectives: A Framework for Global Education in Australian Schools (2008) booklet is a concise, practical and philosophical guide to including a global perspective across the curriculum.
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Year level: F-2,3-4,5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Human rights, Peace building, Poverty reduction

Global Words

Global Words, produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia, integrates English curriculum with global citizenship. It consists of four units for years 3–4, 5–6 and 7–8. Using a range of texts and text types, topics include refugees and migration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, neighbours and the Asia-Pacific region, and sustainability.

http://www.globalwords.edu.au/

Globalise Me!

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The Globalise Me! A Student's Guide to Globalisation (2004) CD-ROM presents a range of resources to explore globalisation through the themes of people, culture, economy, trade, development, technology, politics and environment.
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Year level: 9-10,11-12
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Globalisation, Human rights

Go Back to Where You Came From (Series 2)

This website offers a set of interactive tutorials and notes that enables students and teachers to interact with the content of the two Go Back to Where You Came From series. There are student activities, supported by teacher notes with background information, facts and statistics on refugee issues in Australia. The resource was created by Amnesty International, The Refugee Council of Australia and SBS, and is suitable for middle and upper secondary students.

http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/schools

HIV and AIDS assembly kit

Red Cross UK has produced a script and teaching activities to assist students learn about HIV and AIDS for their own health and to understand how the infection affects millions of people around the world. It can be adapted and performed in class, as the basis of a drama project, in an assembly, as part of a dynamic group activity or simply as a briefing note to a teacher.

http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Assembly-kits/HIV-and-AIDS

Improving education in Laos

This video looks at addressing poverty in Laos through education.

This video looks at addressing poverty in Laos through education.

Issue: Human rights, Education
Country: Laos
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Just Like Me?

International Needs Australia's Just Like Me? is a teaching resource for years 3–6. It uses inquiry sequences and videos of children in rural India, Ghana and Uganda to explore topics such as work, contributions to the family, travel and getting around, housing conditions, income, gender equality, education and water.

http://www.justlikeme.org.au

MDG 2 Achieve Universal Primary Education

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the second Millennium Development Goal and uses education programs in Laos to highlight the benefits of educating children.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the second Millennium Development Goal and uses education programs in Laos to highlight the benefits of educating children.

Issue: Human rights
Country: Laos
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MDG 3 Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the third Millennium Development Goal and  looks at efforts to empower women in East Timor, including boosting the female presence in government, employment and education.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the third Millennium Development Goal and  looks at efforts to empower women in East Timor, including boosting the female presence in government, employment and education.

Issue: Human rights
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MDG 4 Reduce Child Mortality

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal and profiles the efforts to improve health and health education in rural Papua New Guinea.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal and profiles the efforts to improve health and health education in rural Papua New Guinea.

Issue: Health, Human rights
Country: Papua New Guinea
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MDG 5 Improve Maternal Health

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fifth Millennium Development Goal and looks at the challenges facing East Timor, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fifth Millennium Development Goal and looks at the challenges facing East Timor, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

Issue: Health, Human rights
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New Internationalist

For 40 years, New Internationalist magazine has been presenting concise overviews of political, environmental, economic and human rights issues with plenty of voices from around the world, and great images and graphics. An iPad version of the magazine has recently been released. New Internationalist also produces a range of educational, fiction, food and No-Nonsense guide books, and atlases and maps. There is an online shop selling fair trade items.

http://newint.org

Ngadjuri

Ngadjuri: Aboriginal people of the Mid North Region of South Australia is a full-colour, 148-page book, describing the country, Dreaming stories, language, traditional foods and life, archaeology, history from the 1930s to today, interviews with Ngadjuri descendants, historical role-play script, and genealogies. It is a valuable resource adaptable for teaching early to senior secondary students. Use the link for the order form and to download a four-page sheet of learning activities for early to senior years.

http://www.sasose.asn.au/resources/ngadjuri-book/

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) supports human rights monitoring mechanisms including the Human Rights Council to observe how human rights are protected.

http://www.ohchr.org/english

Pacific Neighbours

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Pacific Neighbours: Understanding the Pacific Islands (2009) is a resource book to develop understanding of the region, its history and geography, its political and social development, and its people and their cultures.
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Year level: 7-8,9-10
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Human rights, Globalisation, Peace building, Water and sanitation
Country: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia

Racism. No way!

The Racism. No way! website assists school communities to recognise and address racism in the learning environment. The site includes materials for teachers and students that can be viewed by learning areas, theme, age or resource type.

http://www.racismnoway.com.au

Reconciliation Australia school resources

Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. The website provides valuable resources for developing understandings, learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, changing attitudes and developing action plans to build better relationships. There are many resources linked to the Australian Curriculum and teacher professional learning.

http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/resources/school-resources

Respect my rights

Amnesty International's website Respect My Rights engages upper secondary students to learn about human rights violations that deepen poverty. There are two interactive learning journeys featuring engaging graphics, choices and information. The first is 'The poverty trap', which explores the options of someone living in poverty. The second is 'The housing journey', which explores what it means to live in adequate housing. Users can add their comments to the scrapbook page.

http://respectmyrights.org

Songs for Aboriginal Studies and Reconciliation

Songs for Aboriginal Studies and Reconciliation is a full-colour songbook and CD with 17 songs written by Adnyamathanha man, Buck McKenzie. It is suitable for kindergartens through to adults. The order form, backing tracks and piano scores can be downloaded from the website.

http://www.sasose.asn.au/resources/songbook-and-cd/

Status of women in Timor-Leste

This video looks at the status of women in Timor-Leste ten years on from independence. It outlines efforts to empower women, gain female representation in parliament, improve maternal and child health, and address violence against women.

This video looks at the status of women in Timor-Leste ten years on from independence. It outlines efforts to empower women, gain female representation in parliament, improve maternal and child health, and address violence against women.

Issue: Human rights
Country: Timor-Leste
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TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF is a collection of free interdisciplinary (English, languages, mathematics, social studies and science) resources for years F–12. They include lesson plans, stories, videos and podcasts to and cover topics ranging from armed conflict to the Millennium Development Goals and water and sanitation. Although the primary audience is North American there are many valuable resources and ideas for action for Australian teachers.

http://teachunicef.org

The Expanded Programme on Immunization

The World Health Organization's Expanded Programme on Immunization targets the six communicable diseases of childhood (polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis [whooping cough], measles and tetanus) with a once-in-a-lifetime vaccination costing about US$17. Those who miss out on being immunised tend to be people living in remote locations, urban slums and border areas.

http://www.who.int/immunization_delivery/en/index.html

The treasure of Trivandrum

This middle primary drama unit focuses on Indian culture and history exploring the ethics of wealth distribution, social justice and child labour, as well as cultural identification of the Keralan people of India. The resource contains a model video, planning schema with lesson plans, teacher prompt notes and drama tips to assist planning and implementation; and photos and an assessment checklist for assessing student learning.

http://artspop.org.au/content/view/?docid=28&u=admin

Thinking Globally

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Thinking Globally: Global Perspectives in the Early Years Classroom (2008) provides a detailed description of teaching with a global perspective through cross-curricular activities and multimedia.
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Year level: F-2,3-4
Issue: Australia's aid, Environment, Poverty reduction, Human rights, Peace building
Country: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vietnam

Together for Humanity

Together for Humanity offers engaging workshops to respond effectively to differences of culture and belief. Workshops for primary and secondary students build respect and appreciation of others and help students question existing prejudices. The website includes teaching materials, videos and an online teaching resource Difference Differently, which has 14 modules in English, history, geography and civics and citizenship for years 3–10 and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

http://togetherforhumanity.org.au

UNAIDS

The United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS coordinates efforts to prevent, treat and support people living with HIV/AIDS. It provides a range of statistics and resources to support programs throughout the world.

http://www.unaids.org/en/

Understanding the issue forced and child labour

This is series of fact sheets produced by World Vision for upper primary and secondary students to learn about the issue of forced and child labour. They include a general overview and case studies from different industries – cocoa, cotton, palm oil, seafood and technology. They outline key facts, the issue in that industry, simple supply chain diagrams, and what is being done. There is a link to the Don't Trade Lives campaign website, which links to other picture, video and debate resources.

http://www.worldvision.com.au/resources/SchoolResources/Content.aspx?id=9a445d76-2ac2-40ec-8d25-aed482f0105a

UNICEF

UNICEF works in countries around the world to promote and protect the rights of children. Its programs support child health and nutrition, provision of clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence and exploitation. Its website provides copies of its annual publication The State of the World’s Children, education materials and suggestions of ways to be involved in poverty alleviation.

http://www.unicef.org.au

United Nations Children's Fund

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) helps build a world where the rights of every child are realised, by improving basic health and living conditions and addressing poverty, violence, disease and discrimination.

http://www.unicef.org

United Nations Millennium Development Goals

At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries committed themselves to a set of eight time-bound targets. These Millennium Development Goals focus on reducing poverty and hunger, child mortality and the spread of disease and improving education and gender equality: MDG 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education; MDG 3 Promote gender equality and empower women; MDG 4 Reduce child mortality; MDG 5 Improve maternal health; MDG 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; MDG 7 Ensure environmental sustainability; MDG 8 Develop a global partnership for development.

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the rights of all to health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries to reduce poverty, and to ensure safe reproductive health and that every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

http://www.unfpa.org

World of Values

World of Values is a student-centred website that explores values through personal, intercultural and global perspectives. Students are challenged to expand their world view and explore issues beyond their own perspectives. The themes of Communities (Level 1), Peacemakers (Level 2), Boundaries (Level 3), Future Makers (Level 4) and The Big Questions (Level 5) use film clips, animations and photographs to develop understandings. There are teacher guides and the option of creating flexible learning pathways.

http://www.valueseducation.edu.au/values/wov_landing,29317.html

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A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda.
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Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women.
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Educating people about the protection of children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia encourages all community members to play their part.
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Educating people about the protection of children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia encourages all community members to play their part. Photo by Elizabeth James for AusAID
International aid provided clean water after villages in Padang, Indonesia were struck by a devastating earthquake.
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Citizens are informed about registering for and voting in elections in Indonesia. Photo by Josh Estey for AusAID
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A woman has her ration card checked at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Photo by Kate Holt/Africa Practice
A woman casts her vote in Indonesia’s election. Gender equality, including through democratic governance, is a priority for Indonesia’s development.
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A woman casts her vote in Indonesia’s election. Gender equality, including through democratic governance, is a priority for Indonesia’s development. Photo by Josh Estey for AusAID
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To minimise environmental impact, Myanmar refugees construct and repair their houses with materials provided by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium.
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To minimise environmental impact, Myanmar refugees construct and repair their houses with materials provided by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium. Photo from Act for Peace
In Myanmar, the Longyi Weaving Project assists women living in refugee camps to maintain and develop traditional skills and earn an income.
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In Myanmar, the Longyi Weaving Project assists women living in refugee camps to maintain and develop traditional skills and earn an income. Photo from TBBC
In Laos, Tao Kim experiences his right to education through having a teacher from his own cultural background.
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In Laos, Tao Kim experiences his right to education through having a teacher from his own cultural background. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
Rachel is helping students like Faaola with their hearing impairments, which assists them to learn and interact with others.
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Rachel is helping students like Faaola with their hearing impairments, which assists them to learn and interact with others. Photo by Claire McGeechan for AusAID
In rural villages in Laos, houses are built with walls of woven bamboo and have a grass thatched roof.
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Women learn financial skills through the WARA savings group and increase their confidence in participating more fully in the community.
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Women learn financial skills through the WARA savings group and increase their confidence in participating more fully in the community. Joanna Brislane, IWDA
A woman earns money by selling pineapples at the market in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
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A woman earns money by selling pineapples at the market in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
Women learn about putting money aside for future needs in their savings club meetings in rural Solomon Islands.
Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
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Women learn about putting money aside for future needs in their savings club meetings in rural Solomon Islands. Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
Women leaders record deposits of the WARA savings club members in rural Solomon Islands and keep them safe for deposit in Honiara.
Joanna Brislane, IWDA
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Women leaders record deposits of the WARA savings club members in rural Solomon Islands and keep them safe for deposit in Honiara. Joanna Brislane, IWDA
Citizens were educated about who can vote and how to vote.
Photo by AusAID
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Citizens were educated about who can vote and how to vote. Photo by AusAID
Mock poll booths helped people understand the electoral process in the 2012 PNG general elections.
Photo by AusAID
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Mock poll booths helped people understand the electoral process in the 2012 PNG general elections. Photo by AusAID
Nirangini carried bricks, sand and water to rebuild her home in northern Sri Lanka.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Nirangini carried bricks, sand and water to rebuild her home in northern Sri Lanka. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Nirangini has started a home garden which helps provide her family with nutritious food.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Nirangini has started a home garden which helps provide her family with nutritious food. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Through her small poultry business Nirangini is able to earn a good income and provide nutritious food for her family.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Through her small poultry business Nirangini is able to earn a good income and provide nutritious food for her family. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Young men with disabilities use specially designed wheelchairs to play basketball in Timor-Leste.
Photo by Kathryn Outhred for DFAT
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Young men with disabilities use specially designed wheelchairs to play basketball in Timor-Leste. Photo by Kathryn Outhred for DFAT