Becoming a Human Rights Friendly School

HRE USA works with Amnesty International USA to bring the “Becoming a Human Rights Friendly School” program to schools and school districts in the United States.  This program provides guidelines and resources to help school personnel, students, parents/guardians and community members develop a school culture and related programs that support the implementation of human rights education.  


>> Download the Becoming A Human Rights Friendly School-Manual


Right now the Dorothy Cotton Institute is leading a project to bring the process to four schools in the Ithaca, New York, area which will serve as a pilot for other schools and districts to use.

For more information contact: Kirby Edmonds (DCI Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator) at


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HRE USA is a project of The Center for Transformative Action

The core values of HRE USA and its partner organizations include transparency and critical thinking skills. We believe that human rights--and human rights education--belong to everyone, and that the full realization of human rights means that access to human rights education materials must never be conditioned upon the subscription to any particular religious faith, ideology, political affiliation, or membership in any particular organization and that any organizational connections should be openly acknowledged.