Human rights is activity designed to improve participants’ knowledge about human rights, focusing on refugee children rights as well as to start discussion about how each of us can respect and advocate for human rights in our daily lives.
Participants are divided in groups of 4 (6 groups) and receive case studies with the rights of youth that have been violated. They also receive a document with the human rights of the children. They have to identify/analyse which human rights are being violated. Results are discussed in the plenary.
Discussion:How can we advocate these rights in our role?
1. Think of a time that a right of yours was violated. Would anyone like to share his experience with us? What did you do? What you wished other people to do? Who has responsibility for human rights?
2. Divide participants into 4 groups – give each group a human rights still card. Each group has five minutes to come up with a scenario involving that right and creates a still (people stand in a position to represent the scenario).
3. Groups take it in turn to present their still and the class discuss:
• Whose responsibility is it to do something about this? (Bear in mind there may be more than one person)
• What should they do about it? (Think about appropriate actions, i.e. organizing a national campaign might not be the best action to stop someone being bullied, and a discussion at a school council meeting might not be the best way to tackle the issue of child soldiers in Africa).
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