The Albanian Center for Human Rights (ACHR) successfully collaborated with the Albanian Ministry of Education to bring human rights education into all public schools in the country. They took advantage of the post-communist transition period, negotiating with the new democratic government officials to launch a long-term process in which they would prepare Albanian citizens to participate fully in a democracy. They focused on teaching the next generation about human rights.
Human rights education
Human rights education has the ability to raise awareness to global and local issues, and can encourage greater understanding of human conditions. It also has the ability to empower and inspire students, and teach them about human rights in relation to their own experiences. In this dialogue, participants shared their practical experiences in integrating human rights education into higher education curriculums.
This online dialogue highlighted how theater is being used to promote, educate, motivate and move people to action regarding human rights, development and issues "screaming for" change. Practitioners shared stories of how theater is used as a powerful tool in human rights work, and theatre exercises and tools that have been useful for groups and communities looking for ways to utilize theater in their work.