The Association of Human Rights Educators - AHEAD, is composed by educators and trainers specialised in Human Rights Education.
Although it was founded in May 2009, its members have a long path in the field working at European and international level.
The association was founded with the aim to promote Human Rights Education as a condition to strengthen the commitment towards a culture of peace, democracy and solidarity.
The main objectives of the association are:
- To consolidate Human Rights Education as the necessary framework to raise awareness and educate for citizenship and participation, for development, for sustainability, for gender equality and affective diversity, and for intercultural learning.
- To develop competence's in young people, professionals, civil society's organisations (mainly youth associations), and institutions (mainly educational ones), willing to promote intersectorial work.
- To develop innovative methodologies and to create pedagogical materials on Human Rights Education in Spanish and Catalan, as well as translating, adapting and spreading pedagogical materials from other countries or institutions within the Spanish and Catalan speaking territories.
- To promote exchange of best practices, network among practitioners and definition of public policies that integrate Human Rights Education as a cross-cutting issue.