Human Rights Education Review 2019-10-07T17:26:27+02:00 Audrey Osler Open Journal Systems <p><em>Human Rights Education Review</em> provides a forum for research and critical scholarship in human rights education. The journal is dedicated to an examination of human rights education theory, philosophy, policy, and praxis, and welcomes contributions that address teaching and learning in formal and informal settings, at all levels from early childhood to higher education, including professional education. The journal aims to stimulate transdisciplinary debate, addressing rights as they relate to citizenship, identity and belonging. HRER welcomes studies that address justice and rights in a variety of settings, in both established democracies and conflict-ridden societies.</p> Human rights activism: factors which influence and motivate young adults in Australia 2019-10-07T10:51:54+02:00 Genevieve Hall <p>Human rights activists aim to create social and political change. This article analyses the factors which influence and motivate human rights activists in Australia to want to be a part of this movement. Human rights education is an important part of activism. The pedagogy about, through and for human rights education was used in this study to assess the processes that the activists engaged in prior to and through the experiences of their activism. The findings demonstrated that these human rights activists were motivated to be justice-oriented citizens by altruism, often through the influence of their families rather than their schooling. Some participants also experienced political socialisation through their families when they were children, which enabled them to have knowledge and agency as human rights activists. The study also found that belonging to a non-governmental organisation was an important part of maintaining the motivation of human rights activists.</p> 2019-10-07T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Genevieve Hall Making women human: uncovering the contribution of women to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2019-10-07T17:26:27+02:00 Lynsey Mitchell 2019-10-07T09:49:12+02:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Lynsey Mitchell