Human Rights Education

Respect for all life is a central tenet of Buddhism. We believe transformation of the individual is the foundation for structural and systemic change in society. Human rights education can propel us to overcome discrimination and hatred, recognize the value and dignity of all, and empower people to construct a culture of human rights. Through advocacy and non-formal education, we support the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005–ongoing) and the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (2011).