About the BookHuman Rights Education can be termed as education, training and information aimed at building a universal culture of human values and rights. An education which makes us aware of our dignity and status as human beings, encompassing all human values, attitudes and behaviours, upholding human rights ethics and promoting human action is Human Rights Education. It has relevance at almost all the stages of education and concerns with all branches of knowledge.
Human Rights Laws should be differentiated from the Human Rights Education despite their close relations. While Human Rights Education provides the historical, social, philosophical and political context of human rights, Human Rights Laws provide the legal framework for the protection and implementation of human rights. The study of Human Rights Law is a specialized kind of activity and training. This distinction needs to be kept in mind while addressing the issues and challenges of Human Rights Education.
The book takes up the major aspects of Human Rights Education, including human rights movement in India, human rights framework and gender equality, revisiting human rights in the light of future threats, and ethical quotient in Human Rights Education, among others.
It will appeal to all those concerned with Human Rights Education.
About the Author/sDr. Pratyush Vatsala is Associate Professor in English at D.B.S. (PG) College, Dehradun. She has widely published in various national and international journals. Engaged in creative, social and research activities, she has edited and contributed to many books, including an ebook, published by Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford. She has organized many events in the service of academic fraternity. A Symposium on Equality & Social Justice in 21st Century on 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand (2013); National Seminars (2014 and 2015) on Human Rights, sponsored by ICSSR, UHRC and UGC; Human Rights Training, sponsored by NHRC; and a recently held workshop on “Mumkin hai, Mahila Hinsa Ka Ant” in collaboration with Women Empowerment & Child Development, Govt. of Uttarakhand speak of her social and academic concerns. Selected for UGC Associateship at IIAS, Shimla, Dr. Vatsala has completed a UGC Major Research Project in Women Studies. She is also working as Co-ordinator for IGNOU Study Centre, D.B.S. PG College. Her area of interest varies from Indian Poetics to Educational Administration and Human Rights.
The books written by her include :
Jane Anjane, Hindi Poetry Collection, Megh Prakashan, New Delhi.
Human Rights and Dalit Narrative, Lambert Publications, Germany.
New Age Companion to English Literature, Bahri Publications, (Ed), New Delhi.
Equality and Social Justice: Issues and Concerns, (Ed.), Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi.
Current Issues in Human Rights Education and Value Development, (Ed.),
Bharti Publications, New Delhi.
Mahila Hinsa Ka Ant: Kal, Aaj aur Kal, (Ed.) Bharti Publications, New Delhi.
Breaking the Silence on Human Rights and Gender Issues, (Ed.), Bharti Publications,