The Citizenship for Humanity Project is based on the idea
of partnership and mobilisation of all citizens concerned
about human rights and their promotion in Australia. The project
is sponsored by the National Committee on Human Rights Education
(Inc.). The National Committee welcomes the involvement and
support of individuals and organisations who wish to make
a contribution to the project.
For example, involve your organisation or school in Citizenship for Humanity
activities. The project will particularly encourage final year primary school students to
take time to reflect on human rights and their importance in our community.
Certificates of Humanity are awarded in recognition of student participation and
affirmation of human rights values.
Citizenship for Humanity Project in NSW
The NSWHREC actively promotes The Citizenship for Humanity Project in New South Wales (NSW). The
Citizen for Humanity Project has been characterized by developing human rights education materials, creating
relationships with key educational players in NSW, carrying out pilots projects in schools, finding political support
and hosting the launch of the project at the NSW Parliament House. The Citizenship for Humanity Project is a human rights
education project for final year of primary students in NSW.
This initiative has included a successful launch in the NSW Parliament House with NSW Governor, Professor
Marie Bashir named as project patron. The project is sponsored by the National Committee on Human Rights Education INC as an
activity for the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education.
The NSWHREC in collaboration with NSW Department of Education and Training (DET)
has developed a unit of study which emphasizes the UN Declaration of Human Rights. That unit of study supports
the learning outcomes for Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Stage 3.
Citizen for Humanity: Teaching about Human Rights
Citizen for Humanity Certificate
The learning outcomes include:
-global interconnections and interdependence, eg trade, human rights agreements and organizations
-rights and responsibilities of Australia citizenship and global citizenship
-rights and responsibilities of users and produces of goods and services globally
-contributions of groups and movements with policies and laws concerning the development of fairness and social
justice in Australia.
Summary of Teacher Evaluations Part I
Summary of Teacher Evaluations Part II
Educational project for Primary Schools
The Citizenship of Humanity Project is a human rights education
project for final year primary students.
The project aims to promote a deeper understanding of human
rights and a greater appreciation of the student's relationship
with other members of the human family.
The project is sponsored by the National Committee on Human
Rights Education Inc as an initiative for the United Nations
Decade for Human Rights Education. The project was launched
by the Federal Attorney-General and the Shadow Attorney-General
at a forum at Parliament House in Canberra on Human Rights
Day 2002. The forum was hosted by the Parliamentary Sub-Committee
on Human Rights.
This project includes all three of the principal dimensions
of human rights education which are:
a. promotion of knowledge about human rights
b. encouraging greater appreciation and affinity for basic
human rights values
c. developing the capacity of students to take action to protect
and promote their own rights and the rights of others in their
We wish you all the best in the implementation of the Citizenship
of Humanity Project.
National Committee on Human Rights Education