8th Grade PSA
Amnesty International -- Amnesty International’s Website includes a “Learn About Human Rights”
section in which you can choose to look for information by country or by topic.
You can also check out their News section which includes “Reports,” “Good
News,” and “Video and Audio” subsections.”
-- The United Nations Website includes not only the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights but also Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs sections. Both of
these sections include lists of “Thematic Issues,” and the Humanitarian Affairs
section contains a list of different organizations within the UN that focus on
certain issues or populations like the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Human Rights Watch -- The Human Rights Watch Website is organized by region, though there are
options at the bottom of the main page to search by topic instead. It also has
a multimedia section featuring not only video and audio files but also audio
slideshows, podcasts, and photo essays.
Department of State Human Rights Reports -- This page of the State Department’s
website includes annual human rights reports from 1999 through 2009. Each
report is organized by region and then within regions by country
Genocide Watch -- This Website has information both about what genocide is (how it’s defined,
what different stages it has) and about countries in which genocide is
occurring or may occur in the future. Their Updates section can be browsed by
region or by issue.
Human Rights First
-- This Website includes press releases on various human rights issues and has
special sections on Refugees, Hate Crimes, and Mass Atrocities
For Human Rights: The
purpose of Youth for Human Rights International is to teach youth about human
rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.
Clean Drinking Water: National Geographic
Modern slavery: Learn about forms of
slavery today, and what can be done to stop it.
Freedom from Hunger: statistics on hunger across the globe
and what can be done.
World Hunger: Who are the hungry? What is hunger? What is malnutrition?
Bullying: The numbers, causes and effects of Bullying by PBS
National Center for the Prevention of
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Human Rights Issues
Links to other Human Rights Issues
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