Various actors, particularly academic institutions and non-governmental organizations, have set up and delivered Human Rights Education and Training (HRET) programmes at the global, regional, and national levels with a focus on children and youth. With regard to HRET in formal education, UNESCO and OHCHR have recently undertaken a research study on the Impact and Key Success Factors of Human Rights Education in Primary and Secondary Education (July 2019), which reviewed findings and lessons learnt of existing research on impact of HRET programmes conducted in the formal primary and secondary systems of various countries.

OHCHR is interested in developing a similar study which reviews and analyses the impact of HRET programmes conducted in non-formal settings (as an addition, alternative and/or a complement to formal education) mainly conducted by civil society, including youth group and youth-led organizations. Gathering and analyzing evidence of the positive impact of such programmes could serve as an advocacy tool to encourage governments to facilitate civil society’s work and could also inspire civil society organizations to deepen their involvement in this field. In conducting the study, Capstone team will build on the abovementioned UNESCO-OHCHR study on Impact and Key Success Factors of Human Rights Education in Primary and Secondary Education and employ similar methodology, such as literature review and interviews with key informants. The group can also build on the Final Report of the 2018/2019 Capstone Project, which mapped various global and regional HRET-related initiatives to identify suitable key informants.