“The child does not become a human being, it is already one”Janusz Korczak
Every human being is free in his development, his dignity, his actions – as long as he does not violate the rights of other people. Being human begins with birth, regardless of whether the person was born on the street in Mongolia – or in a rich parental home in the USA.
And even if a man was born in a lower caste in India and therefore will never have the possibilities to pursue his individual aspirations like another person due to religious rules.
This is what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) says. Each state has ratified and signed that this Declaration of Human Rights will be published and made accessible to everyone. And that this is anchored in education in schools and other institutions, so that everyone knows about his and her rights.
The goal of the “International WalRights Initiative e.V.” is to create a world in which it is deeply anchored in educational institutions and all people have access.
Teachers are to be trained internationally on the basis of educational materials in order to integrate the topic into everyday school life and to expand their mandate to include human rights issues.
Furthermore, the aim of International WalRights Initiative e.V. is to support the structures in the local as well as international level in order to integrate children’s rights into society through projects.
A website as an information database is intended to provide visitors with even more intensive insight into the topic of human rights and thus to obtain further information.
The vision of International WalRights Initiative e.V. in short is:
a world in which human rights are lived as part of our lives, in every aspect of our lives.
Human Rights Education – Early Childhood Education and schools
We work to implement human rights – with a special focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – into facilities of early childhood education as well as schools curriculum, globally. With workshops in facilities of early childhood education and school groups and with teachers in both facilities.
Human Rights Projects
The vision of the website is to have a full encyclopaedia on human rights articles (not only the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but all other documents as well) so all can read about everything there is to know about each article. Furthermore, to have an encyclopaedia on topics related to human rights – such as street involved children, mental health, elder rights, women’s rights, etc. – plus also on charities working in these fields so people can see which charities are actually active in what area.
We want to work on projects in the society regarding topics of human rights. Because only if everyone live these rights the world will eventually become a world of human rights.
Support in Conflict situations
We work together with mediators (we also have our own mediators in the charity) who offer alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for conflict situation of children and young people in general. We offer mediation – especially for young people.
Human Rights Research
The vision of the research department is to make sure our work has a high quality. We want to ensure our projects have the effect we want to achieve by analysing the outcome of the projects, as well as the project itself. We also want to conduct our own research in the fields of human rights and children.
Education only works together with research!
In the future we’re also going to add another pillar of our work