The Association of Human Rights Educators, AHEAD, non for profit non guvernamental organisation, registered as such in Justice Department of Catalonia. It is composed by educators and trainers specialised in Human Rights Education. The activities of the organisation are mainly funded through different local, national and European Institutions. All projects and activities of the organisation have as scope and purpose Human Rights Education, it includes from the organisation and implementation of seminars, training courses and educational encounters; to the edition and translation of educational materials.
The association was founded with the aim to promote Human Rights Education as a condition to strengthen the commitment towards a culture of peace, democracy and solidarity. The main objectives of the association are: To consolidate Human Rights Education as the necessary framework to raise awareness and educate for citizenship and participation, for development, for sustainability, for gender equality and affective diversity, and for intercultural learning. To develop competence's in young people, professionals, civil society's organisations (mainly youth associations), and institutions (mainly educational ones), willing to promote intersectorial work. To develop innovative methodologies and to create pedagogical materials on Human Rights Education, as well as translating, adapting and spreading pedagogical materials from other countries or institutions. To promote exchange of best practices, network among practitioners and definition of public policies that integrate Human Rights Education as a cross-cutting issue.
In order to reach its objectives, the association implements the following activities: Training and other educational activities; Development of pedagogical materials and methodologies; Creation of spaces for the exchange of practices in the field of Human Rights Education; Investigation and research; Development of new fields of intervention in relation to Human Rights Education: Rights of the Child, Rights of Young People and other emerging rights; Implementation of solidarity and cooperation for development projects.