War and Conflict Human Rights Education Resources

Teaching Guide: Voices of Iraqi Refugees
A teaching guide, created in in partnership with the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project (IARP),  to familiarize students with the post-war condition of Iraqi immigrants. The curriculum includes lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. 



Peace and Justice Films:
 Feature films and documentaries related to war, peace, and restorative justice.

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War and Conflict Links

Global Security Institute  
www.gsinstitute.org
Targets influential businesses to promote the global elimination of nuclear weapons. Go to the “Action Center” to participate in a peace initiative.

International Action Network on Small Arms  
www.iansa.org 
This global network of organizations is looking to end the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. Download activist toolkits and fact sheets and join a campaign.

International Atomic Energy Agency  
www.iaea.org
Find out how this center for nuclear cooperation is working towards safe and peaceful use of nuclear technologies. Click on publications, news, or data center to conduct research on this topic.

International Campaign to Ban Landmines  
www.icbl.org
An international network of over 1,200 non-governmental organizations in 60 countries is spearheading a global ban on landmines. Visit the youth action forum to find out how youth have played a leading role in this movement.

MagAmerica: Landmine Clearing and Awareness 
http://www.magamerica.org/
Created by and for landmine survivors, featuring personal stories of survival.

The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space  
www.space4peace.org
Founded in 1992 by the joint efforts of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice (FCPJ); Citizens for Peace in Space (Colorado Springs); and New York-based Journalism professor Karl Grossman. The inaugural meeting of the Global Network (GN) was held in the Washington D.C. City Council Chambers.

Veterans for Peace  
www.veteransforpeace.org 
A national organization founded in 1985 that includes men and women veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, the War in Iraq, other conflicts and peacetime veterans. Their collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent.  Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary. 

Waging Peace /Nuclear Age Peace Foundation  
www.wagingpeace.org
Addresses the issues of Nuclear Weapons, Peace and War, International Law and Security, and Nuclear Energy and Waste. Click on take action for campaigns, urgent actions, and tools.

Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)  
www.worldwidewamm.org
A nonviolent feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination, and justice through education and empowerment of women. WAMM's purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism and global oppression.

 

Child  Soldier Links

Amnesty International
www.amnestyusa.org/children/child-soldiers/page.do?id=1051047 
This organization is involved in a campaign against children being used as soldiers. Their website has links to articles and resources focused on bringing awareness to child soldiers.

Coalition To Stop The Use Of Child Soldiers  
www.child-soldiers.org
Exposes the use of child soldiers in many countries and seeks to end the practice, as well as find ways to integrate child soldiers back into their communities.

Free The Children  
www.freethechildren.com
Provides lots of information, firsthand quotes from child victims, useful links, as well as inspiration and guides to take  action.

Human Rights Watch  
http://www.hrw.org/topic/childrens-rights/child-soldiers
Explains the factors that make children vulnerable to being soldiers and how you can help stop this practice. Their detailed report about child soldiers in West Africa, “Youth, Poverty and Blood: The Lethal Legacy of West Africa’s Regional Warriors” is available online.

Office of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict  
www.un.org/special-rep/children-armed-conflict/English/ChildSoldiers.html  
Details the atrocities that children must deal with during and after their lives as child soldiers, as well as the responses that have been made by the UN.

The Red Cross  
www.icrc.org/eng/children
This website is devoted specifically to children in war. The Red Cross is dedicated to providing children in war zones with food, water, and health care, as well as making efforts to reunite lost children with their families. Preventing the use of children as soldiers is a primary concern of the Red Cross in areas of conflict.

War Child  
www.warchild.org/news/news.html
A network of independent organizations working across the world to help children affected by war. This alternative website features concerts, music, photo expositions and other artistic rebuttals to children in war.

Voices of Child Soldiers
http://www.childsoldiersglobalreport.org/content/voices-child-soldiers