A global citizen is someone who understands everybody has rights and is committed to working towards a world where everyone can realise their rights.
In a Right Respecting school, therefore, a global citizen can be defined as someone who believes in global justice and acts to make the world a safer, fairer and more sustainable place in which human rights are protected and respected. Global citizenship in a Rights Respecting School promotes the idea of taking action and building solidarity with people, rather than doing things to or for people.
We’ve developed this free resource to help embed global citizenship in Rights Respecting Schools. You can use it to learn more about what global citizenship means, what attributes does a global citizen need, what are Global Goals and for ideas and top tips on what you can do in your school.