Amnesty International USA announced the release of a new toolkit for students and educators on human rights in national security. This free toolkit is intended to raise awareness among students ages 16-20 of the intersection of human rights and national security. Additionally, it is intended to increase participation among high school and college students in activism and advocacy around torture, surveillance, anti-Muslim hate, indefinite detention, and other common human rights violations associated with post-9/11 U.S. national security policy.
ISHR's Education Director, Kristina Eberbach, contributed to the drafting and editing of this toolkit. ISHR's education programs include a Human Rights Studies M.A. program, an undergraduate human rights major and concentration, a human rights summer certification program, and the University Human Rights Education in Myanmar project. In addition to her work at ISHR, Kristina has designed and facilitated human rights capacity-building trainings for members of civil society and government officials in the U.S., Colombia, and Iraq and has undertaken research, reporting, and advocacy work in Kenya, South Africa, and Northern Uganda. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee for HRE USA and the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education.
Click here to download the toolkit.