Core topics

Human rights education is a key element of the national, regional and international human rights agenda. In line with UNESCO’s approach, it has enormous value since it not only provides knowledge of fundamental rights and the mechanisms to protect them while providing the necessary skills to promote, uphold and exercise human rights in everyday life.

In this context, the CIPDH will promote human rights education as a strategy for reinforcing the assertion of values, attitudes and practices enabling subjects of law to be capable of enlarging and multiplying this perspective. Given its demographic extension, capacity for communication, influence and capacity for social change, youth is one of the priority populations of the Center. The CIPDH will carry out formal and non-formal training actions through the use of innovative educational methodologies for the empowerment of people and the construction of more just and egalitarian societies.

Discriminatory practices based on religious, political, ethnic, gender, class or any other grounds are the common basis underlying all other human rights violations.

In our path towards building peaceful societies it is indeed a priority to contribute through the elaboration of inclusive and non-discriminatory policies.

The CIPDH promotes the inclusion of gender perspective, diversity and interculturalism in the different initiatives, while paying particular attention to gender base discrimination and the stereotypes that have historically affected women.


From a human rights-based approach, cultural heritage became relevant not only in terms of its preservation and safeguard, but also in its close relationship with individuals and groups, their identity and the processes of development. Through the material and immaterial cultural heritage, generational transmission and collective identification processes are made possible.

Cultural heritage linked to human rights also becomes important as a channel for preserving the memory of peoples, as a way of promoting history and preventing similar situations in the future. In particular, documentary heritage linked to human rights violations is essential for justice processes and for knowledge of what has happened.

In accordance to Strategic Objective 7 of UNESCO’s Draft Medium-Term Strategy (37 C / 4) “Protecting, promoting and transmitting heritage”, the CIPDH will promote actions aimed at expanding knowledge of the cultural heritage of the peoples as well as the democratization of their access, particularly those related to violations of human rights.