6. Human Rights Day

  • Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    2021 Theme: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights


    Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):

    •  Article 1. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights

    This year the UN wishes to highlight some questions related to equality.

    • Let's think about what an equality solution would look like!
    • Will an aproach based on human rights contribute to achieve the 2030 Agenda?

    The UN also emphasizes that urgent action is needed to enable and empower the rights of those in the most vulnerable situations!

    Know more at the UN website


    And what about Technology? How can Technology helps us reduce inequalities? 


    The digital age has opened up new frontiers of human welfare, knowledge and exploration. Digital technologies provide new means to advocate for, defend and exercise our rights. Advances in medicine and science hold enormous promise for prolonging and improving our lives.

    Source: https://bit.ly/3HuIAWr


    This school year, we want to learn more about Technology! We feel the need to observe Human Rights when addressing this topic. Why? The use of Technology and the marvellous technological advances that we have "must not be used to erode human rights, deepen inequality or exacerbate existing discrimination" (António Guterres, 2020).

    And you? What can you do? Remember Eleanor's words! 

    We challenge you to:

    • Identify a situation of inequality (a problem);
    • Suggest a solution fostered by a technological advance;
    • Share it on the TwinBoard - you can create a design on Canva, or another Web 2.0 tool.

  • Reducing inequalities

    Saaremaa Gymnasium. English lesson about human rights

    Our students dealt about human rights in an English class. The volunteers from Latvia helped to conduct the lesson.

    At the beginning, a video on human rights was watched. 4 students prepared speeches on how they would fight for human rights. After listening to the speeches, classmates voted for the best speaker, which turned out to be Liisa.

    At the end of the lesson, the students played a game on human rights.

    On Friday we plan to make a posters about how technology can help to solve the problems about human rights.

    Lesson about human rights - Poland

    In today's lesson, we talked about the rights people have. We talked about difficult situations in some countries, where, despite the efforts of the state, the country cannot provide young people, for example, with schools or even fresh drinking water. Then we did a class brainstorming session in which everyone who wanted to put forward their idea of ​​using technology to raise people's awareness that things are not going well in certain places and that people's rights are not being respected.

    We found that since many young people thoughtlessly browse social media, it could be possible to publish more useful content on, for example, Instagram or YouTube. Several people have pointed out that we need to communicate more often in order to exchange information and perhaps unconsciously increase the knowledge of others on many topics.

    Everyone learned something new in this lesson;)

    Poster - Human Rights

    Poland, Ania Ś

    Poster - Keep our Teenagers Aware.

    Laura R., from Portugal.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Our students made a posters were they chose the most important human rights issues.
    Poster from Elina and Maleena

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Erik and Romet.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Johanna and Krislin.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Heddi-Loore and Karmen.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Kennet and Liisa

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Õnnely and Janne-Liis.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Eeva Maria.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Romi Liisa and Aveli.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Jan Erich.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Anet and Carmen.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Litete and Maia.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Remi and Sten-Markus.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Marek and Marten.

    Saaremaa Gymnasium

    Poster from Oskar-Urmas and Henry.

    Discussion about human rights - 4th Junior Highschool of Glyfada

    Today we talked in class about human rights. Students talked about how human rights are violated in many countries around the world. We talked about equality and focused on equality in education.
    Everybody agreed that every child in the world has the right to education. All children have the same abilities and intelligence, but in the end they do not have the same progress in their lives, because they are not provided with equal learning opportunities.
    The role of technology can be very important. The students mentioned that by learning to use computers, children can pursue modern professions, some of which may not even exist today.

    Human rights day

    Erdem Özturk EFFL,TURKEY, Fatma Öz's students

    Human Rights Day

    Zeynep Nisa, EFFL Turkey. Fatma Öz's student

    Human Rights Day - Poster

    EFFL, Turkey. Fatma Öz's student
    - Zehra Kale

    Human Rights Day

    EFFL, Turkey Fatma Öz's student
    - Zehra Kale


    İremnur ERGENE Fatma Öz's student

    Poster - ,,Freedom of expression"

    Poland, Patryk K

    Human Rights Day

    Elif D.
    Fatma Öz's students

    Human Rights Day

    Hasan Yiğit
    EFFL,TURKEY Fatma Öz's student

    Human Rights Day

    Hasan Yiğit
    EFFL, TURKEY fatma Öz's student

    Human rights day

    Emre A. EFFL, TURKEY Fatma Öz's student

    Job polarization

    Leandro, Maria, Sara from Portugal

    Clothes Problem

    The clothes judgment is a problem in our society, in our post we propose a solution for that, making use of technology by shopping online and using social media to raise awareness on this topic.


    This post was made by Carolina, Goa and Lara, from school Dona Luísa de Gusmão, in Lisbon, Portugal.
    For the Human Rights day, we chose to talk about cyberbullying, a very important topic nowadays.
    We hope that this post will explain the importance of the topic and some solutions for it.

    Mahmut A.(Durucak Secondary School Batman)

    Raise your voice and take what is rightfully yours

    Ayşe A.(Durucak Secondary School Batman)

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Damla Ç. (Durucak Secondary School Batman

    God gave us human rights, do not exploit it.

    Ozan .T (Durucak Secondary School Batman)

    We are all equal, no discrimination

    Medine B. (Durucak Secondary School Batman)

    Human rights for everyone.

    Technology Impact

    This is an ideia to discuss some topics such as How to reduce prejudice, what's the impact of technology in our lives and also to get to know each other.

    Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2 z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi, Jasło, Poland

    Gabriela W.

    4th Junior High School of Glyfada - Greece

    Collaboration between our school's students

    Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2 z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi, Jasło, Poland

    Olga H.

    Ece Akdağlı,EFFL Fatma Öz's Student
    Human Rights Day

    Efe K. EFFL, Turkey Fatma Öz's Student