Brief – Human Rights Education: What Works?

Human rights education is increasingly acknowledged as an essential part of building a human rights culture. But does it work? This brief by the Danish Institute for Human Rights reviews existing literature on human rights education for children, presenting an overview of findings on the outcomes of human rights education.

The studies include academic articles, book chapters and evaluation reports from the period 2000-2020. Methods for measuring human rights education outcomes include quantitative surveys; qualitative interviews, focus groups; observations; and document collection. The studies vary from small-scale ethnographic studies involving a few dozen people to large-scale surveys including 100,000 respondents.