Human rights belong to everyone equally. This site, its resources, our organization, and everything we offer is for you—teachers, facilitators, and students. We call our curriculum Colega, meaning your friend and partner in teaching and learning about human rights.  Through human rights education, Colega can help you develop the knowledge, skills and commitment necessary for promoting equality, dignity, kindness, and respect in your own community and throughout the world.


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Training 1 for the Philippines

Teaching Human Rights brings excitement and critical education to the classroom.


Dr. Potane emphasizes the importance of human rights education for every child.

The 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights created after World War II identified thirty specific human rights that apply to everyone, everywhere.

Many children do not know their rights.

The Colega Manual teaches human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Colega includes lessons on Equality, Discrimination, Bullying, Marriage and Family, Religion or Belief, Education and Duty to Community.

This manual is provided at no cost by the Geneva Office for Human Rights Education. As a member of the United Nations, your country has agreed to uphold and teach the principles and values found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Colega materials have been developed to help you educate young people in your community on its principles.

Office for Human Rights Education in Geneva, Switzerland

Colega means friend. Our logo represents children and their books, celebrating human rights for all children.

Lessons include songs, activities, questions and discussion and challenges.

Colega lessons help teachers, administrators and students learn about their rights and responsibilities.