PEDH (Program for the Education on Human Rights) is an international network designed for different organizations and individuals that was founded in 2013 to strengthen the education on human rights movement and culture in the world, strengthen capacity and mobilize communities to uphold and defend human rights and hold Governments accountable.
PEDH has seen a lack of concerted effort at all levels to infuse Education on Human Rights into the formal education sector in order to meet international and national human rights education obligations. Areas for improvement include curricular standards, teacher training, and school environment among others.
This is where PEDH and its partners step into to offer solutions to the lack of coordination, leadership, and oversight in supporting states and stakeholders in the implementation of Education on Human Rights.
In cooperation with governmental, non-profit organizations and civil society stakeholders, We aim to develop and implement a Plan of Action for Education on Human Rights, as called for in the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education (WPHRE).
PEDH thus involves civil society organizations teachers and students, educational administrators, higher education faculty, education ambassadors, human rights experts, National Education Associations and Organizations, as well as other interested persons.
Without these initiatives to connect them, the UDHR and other topics are taught only as historical documents or events in isolation from each other, rather than as related components to teach people about human rights and their realization.
“Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity” Kofi Annan