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Personal Action: Research and Class Discussions
When introducing human rights education, teachers necessarily become key players in modeling human rights learning and practice. As such, they require knowledge and understanding of human rights, appropriate teaching methods, and knowledge of and access to appropriate teaching resources and materials.
The Manitoba Human Rights Code is a law passed by the provincial government. It says that it is wrong to discriminate against you because of your race, ethnic background or origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, source of income, political belief, or disability.
The Code applies to the Manitoba government, to businesses and many services. It applies in situations such as:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Canadian Constitution.
It protects your rights by making sure all laws passed by federal and provincial governments obey the Charter. It does not apply to disagreements between individuals. It does not apply to businesses.
At the international level, the Department of Justice Canada advises the government of Canada’s international rights treaty obligations.
Amnesty International USA has developed a companion curriculum for the movie Blood Diamond, as well as curricula for The Kite Runner, Hotel Rwanda, and War Dance, as well as other. For further information, see http://www.amnestyusa.org/educate/film-curriculum-guides/page.do?id=1091399
The goals of education for sustainable development overlap with the goals of education for human rights. This chart from the Manitoba Education and Training’s resource for teachers titled Education for a Sustainable Future illustrates this overlap.
Education for Sustainable Development