Human Rights Education Youth Forum Held in Japan

Global 2022
People seated in a conference room listening to a presentation
Ambassador Blanka Jamnišek delivering the keynote address [© Seikyo Shimbun]

On December 10, Amnesty International Japan and the Soka Gakkai Peace Committee co-organized the Fifth Annual Youth Forum, titled “Young People and Human Rights Education: Promoting Children’s Rights in Japan” to mark Human Rights Day. Held in Tokyo, the hybrid event featured a keynote speech by Slovenian Ambassador Blanka Jamnišek. She stated that more people learning about human rights at earlier stages of life would contribute to the stability of society and happiness of people. Ambassador Jamnišek also conducted a face-to-face training session for some 30 teachers and 10 Soka Gakkai Women’s Peace Committee members on the use of human rights education tools to teach children about their rights.