Human Rights are Aussie Rules

The Human Rights are Aussie Rules Project is a schools-based education program teaching children about human rights through principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.

When children compare the rules of fair play in life to the rules on the sports field, concepts such as freedom, respect, equality and dignity become very easy to relate to, rather than just abstract ideas.

Sport and fair play is a language common to young people from different races, religions, and social backgrounds, and it enables a discussion about human rights that transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Understanding human rights strengthens diverse communities, promotes social inclusion and helps to reduce the incidence of racial, religious and cultural bullying and intolerance amongst children.

Page updated January 30, 2020
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