Human Rights Club

What is the Human Rights Club?

The Human Rights Club is a joint initiative of the Human Rights Commission, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education with the aim of creating a culture of respect for human rights in the society. Clubs will be established and managed by the school
Objectives of the Human Rights Club
Human Rights Clubs will work to educate students about human rights from an early age and the importance of respecting the rights of others.
As part of the club’s activities, students will:
  • Know what human rights are
  • Know the responsibilities associated with human rights
  • Know the origins of human rights
  • Create a culture of respect for human rights among students
  • Recognize and respect the rights of others
  • Recognize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights conventions and their importance
  • Identify the legal and ethical human rights
  • Understand the knowledge of Maldivian laws and human rights in society.
  • Know their rights and responsibilities and learn to apply them in their lives.
  • Know the Human Rights Commission of Maldives.
  • Know the right ways to deal with problems encountered by students.
  • Instill in children the values and qualities needed for a good life: The qualities taught in the club include tolerance, good communication, respect for self and others, and obedience to laws and regulations for the benefit of all in society that, acceptance of differences as well as respecting those differences, working for the peace of society and strengthening friendships, loving justice, accepting and respecting the opinions of others even in listening and disagreements, and empathy for others.
What kind of activities will the Human Rights Club conduct?
The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives has published a book detailing activities that clubs can conduct for different age groups. In addition, the Young Human Rights Defenders Handbook was also published by the Commission with the assistance of UNICEF. Both of these 2 books will explain how to run the club and how to communicate the basics of human rights and information to students in an age-appropriate manner.
Young Human Rights Defender’s Handbook Human Rights Club Manual
Young Human Rights Defender’s Handbook
Human Rights Club Manual

Best Human Rights Club of the Year Award and Best Human Rights Advocate Award (2023-2024)