A human right is something that you have simply because you are a human being. Seems simple, but not everybody agrees on what are the basic human rights. Many countries in the world protect the human rights of their citizens. However, many more do not. Millions of people around the globe do not have many rights at all.
Following World War II the United Nations was formed to try to prevent future wars. After much debate, the delegates voted a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This attempts to define the rights that all people should have no matter where they live. In later years, the United Nations has also addressed the rights of women, children, prisoners of war, and refugees.
Human Rights and the Rights of Children presents handouts and activities introducing the development of human rights. Topics introduced include:
*What are Human Rights?
*Value, Buy and Sell Human Rights
*Development of Human Rights Declaration
*Eleanor Roosevelt on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
*When the U.N. Addressed Specific Rights
*Declaration of Human Rights Crossword (& Key)
*Document of Human Rights - Universal Declaration of Human Rights
*Illustrate a Right
*Your Country and Human Rights
*Reports on Human Rights Around the World
*What Rights Would You Trade or Give Up?
*Service / Action Plans
*Human Rights Word Search
*Activists in Human Rights History Timeline
*Human Rights Organizations
*The Right to an Education
*Introduction to Human Rights Terminology