Since 2015, we have brought human rights awareness to more than 13,500 students through our education program "Speak Truth to Power" taught in schools all over Switzerland.
Inspired by Robert F. Kennedy's vision of a more just and peaceful world, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland strives to contribute to a society in which every human being knows, respects, and protects human rights through responsible action. Representing the international NGO Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, we base our work on three pillars: We pursue justice on human rights, we educate children in human rights advocacy, and we foster a social good approach to business and investment.
As Robert F. Kennedy said during a speech at the University of Cape Town in 1966:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
We want to provide youth with the tools needed to become these ripples of hope.
What We've Achieved
Brought human rights awareness to over 13,500 students in Switzerland
Distributed more than 7,000 textbooks to institutions all over the country
Partnered with 14 schools to promote human rights education within the Swiss school system
Hosted over 15 human rights Activists from all over the world, enabling direct engagement with students
And we are planning much more…