Human Rights in Action began in 2011, inspired by the surge of activism around the International Year of Youth and young people’s role in the Arab Spring. The program is based on the simple yet groundbreaking premise that given the right tools, young people have the capacity to become agents of change.
The Human Rights in Action program is a six-month cycle that will teach you the theory and practice of human rights and empowers you to run a project of your own in your community. First, you’ll spend a week at UN Headquarters in Geneva, learning about the human rights system and project management from our team of experts. Then you’ll develop a real-word project of your own that promotes human rights in your community or country and implement it with technical support from our head office.