Human rights

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Every child's legal right to education (2006)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

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2011-07-14

Challenging Literacy Prejudices Through Theatre [Video - 3:23] (2008)

This video, part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), focuses on a Montreal literacy group that uses theatre both to help people with low literacy skills express themselves and to raise awareness of the barriers and prejudices they face.

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2011-05-20

Literacy is a right - Fact Sheets (2010)

This document, prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), contains five fact sheets that expand upon CUPE’s challenge to provincial and territorial governments to invest in literacy programs in the workplace.

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2011-04-01

Refusing Dangerous Work (B): Reading Flowcharts (2009)

Lesson Plan 25

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners who are or will be entering the workforce. Learners will read and create flowcharts that explain their right to refuse unsafe work . This is the second of two lessons on refusing dangerous work.

The two Essential Skills required are Reading, and Document Use.

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2009-11-04

Refusing Dangerous Work (A): Understanding Essential Workplace Documents (2009)

Lesson Plan 24

This lesson plan, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, is geared to learners who are or will be entering the workforce. Learners will use authentic workplace documents to understand the process for refusing dangerous work. This is the first of two lessons on refusing dangerous work.

The two Essential Skills required are Reading, and Document Use.

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2009-11-04

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

Human Rights in Action (2008)

Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences

This handbook was produced for use in the prison advocacy training part of the Human Rights in Action (HRIA) project. The HRIA project is dedicated to ensuring that the human rights of all prisoners are protected, especially those of women prisoners who are racialized and those with disabling mental health issues.

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2008-11-12

Share the Road (2008)

A world of possibilities through learning

This document was prepared to mark the International Adult Learners’ Week, observed March 3-9, 2008.

It contains articles about the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1948, and the Education for All (EFA) statement formulated at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000, which reaffirms education as a fundamental human right,

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2008-06-02

Illiteracy and Human Rights (1990)

This document is available in French.

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2005-02-09

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