Involve children to think and talk about the ways different sets of rights work together to tackle prejudice, encourage respect ensure the rights of all people, regardless of their background, are met with equality and equity. To do this, use the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Building Belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural […]
Led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO, Wiyi Yani U Thagani (Women’s Voices) is a multi-year initiative set out to capture what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls consider to be their strengths, challenges and aspirations for change.
These are student-produced videos in response to bullying
Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice
‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings.
This resource is designed to complement the publication Voices of Australia: 30 years since the Racial Discrimination Act. The activities allow for students to share ideas about each other, to explore their own family history and experiences of diversity, discrimination, race relations, friendships and signs of respect. A series of audio files have been developed […]
This resource will help students understand the issues around workplace discrimination. The activities include exploring different types of discrimination can occur at work – including on the basis of race, age, sex and disability – and the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. A video has been developed to complement the resource and activity […]
Sexual harassment is a significant issue in the Australian community including in schools. Tackling sexual harassment is designed to engage students in an active examination of sexual harassment; its causes, effects and strategies to address it. By understanding their rights and responsibilities, students can work together to identify and address sexual harassment in their school […]
Child rights is designed to help students explore the specific rights of children. The activities will enable students to understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and what it means for children in Australia. This resource will also help students to develop an understanding of the rights of children in Australian […]
Understanding human rights is designed to help students understand basic human rights concepts, the origins of modern human rights, and how human rights apply to everyday life. The activities include exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments.
The Face the Facts education resource will help students understand issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This resource complements the Commission’s 2012 Face the Facts publication, which provides accurate and easy to understand facts about these groups based on primary research information from a variety of sources.