Improve Human Rights Education – Apply For Funding NOW!

Australia ( April 21, 2011

Improve Human Rights Education - Apply For Funding NOW!

Improve Human Rights Education - Apply For Funding NOW!

Attorney General Robert McClelland today encouraged community groups and non-government organisations to apply for funding to help improve human rights education across the country.

Mr McClelland said applications for the Australia’s Human Rights Framework – Education Grants program open today.

“Today’s announcement coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of Australia’s Human Rights Framework,” he said.

“Last year, I made human rights education the centrepiece of Australia’s Human Rights Framework, with a strong focus on community education.

“Today’s announcement is the latest component of the Governments’ $12.4 million investment in human rights education initiatives across the community.

“This includes grants to the Australian Human Rights Council and community groups to develop education campaigns that challenge people’s attitudes and promote greater acceptance within our communities.”

“We must recognise that there is still more we can do to treat each other with dignity and respect – real and lasting change in attitudes requires community involvement.

“Better education is critical to protecting and promoting human rights in Australia.

“A stronger understanding of human rights is fundamental to maintaining a safe and tolerant nation.”

The Education Grants program invites applications for funding from non government organisations and community groups deliver human rights education programs to the Australian community.

Recipients of 2010–11 funding adopted a range of approaches to promote human rights and responsibilities, including creating campaigns, online resources and interactive games for children and young people.

Further information about Australia’s Human Rights Framework—Education Grants program is available at

Applications are open until 19 May 2011.

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