Tools for Action
Social Entrepreneurs: The job of a social entrepreneur is
to recognize when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. He
or she finds what is not working and solves the problem by changing the system, spreading
the solution and persuading entire societies to take new leaps. Social entrepreneurs are
not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have
revolutionized the fishing industry. Covers human rights, health, environment and civic
participation, different regions, links, newsletter and ways to get involved with
volunteering as intern.
"A specific change in a program or determined decision that is
defined and achieved through a strategic plan"
Specific change: Know where you are going, what you want to achieve.
Program or policy: What is the target, the influence you seek to
Strategic plan: How to take advantage of limited resources in an
Advocacy is a means of increasing the influence, or voice, of
citizens regarding the government. More than simply by voting, advocacy is carried out in
the media, through direct meetings with Congressional representatives, demonstrations,
Before you begin consider: WomenWatch
This Link offers actions steps to help the girl child based on the work of the Beijing
Platform. These actions can also be applied to the solutions below.
Building Global Capacity from the School for
International Training is a training workshop on how to implement solutions. It is
recommended that this be read or taught by the teacher as a model on how to proceed. The
link brings you to a ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP (Link to Building global capacity page)
Links to additional Human Rights Resources
Policy Advocacy Networks - SIT
Educators Resource Center
Search on links or join a discussion on available resources. Search for lessons,
activities and programs to facilitate the teaching of environment and human rights issues.
Connect k-12 education with social action.
From Ohio Northern University International Law Society
Human Rights Education Links, resources for Primary Library and other
databases to other regions
Africa and Middle East
for Human Rights Education
Richard Pierre Claude Professor Emeritus University of Maryland A Project of the
Independent Commission on Human Rights. Curriculum planning, guidelines for teachers,
enhancing cognitive skills for using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Human
rights education for Empowerment.
In Human Rights Education
Search for Lesson plans for K-12 to help students learn about human rights and
practice respect for others.
Activities and sample lessons to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Cultural Bridges 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
Curriculum Suggestions and sample lesson plans
To Love Children International offers links and tools to gather
information and create steps to solutions to produce results. Create a list of keywords
from the solutions offered to conduct your own research.
Sex Stereotyping removed from curriculum and textbooks. National
standards and frameworks to guide local, national, regional, and international publishers.
Increased access to literature, music, arts, film to promote opportunity
and awareness. This is available through the Internet.
Coordination of grassroots groups organizing in the developed world of
teachers and students, Peace Corp, World Health Organization, Grameen Bank, International
Monetary Fund, World Bank, Non Government Organizations, UNICEF, development
agencies & non-profit organizations, to pool resources and focus on poverty and girl
Introduction and the International, Regional, National level of
organizations where men are in power and introduce training and awareness programs based
on international documents and conventions their country have already ratified.
Education literacy training to include, emotional, health, agricultural,
economic, problem solving skills, and marketing and management literacy for all children
primary and secondary.