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Step Two: Educate this! - Human Rights Education An activity to creatively familiarize participants with the 30 articles of the UDHR and six different types of Human Rights. Educate this! – Human Rights Education After starting with your personal experiences in Step #1, we want to focus on the different types of Human Rights and the history behind them. The foundation for this is laid by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), which we’ll familiarize ourselves with. After carrying out Step #2, Juniors will be prepared to apply their Human Rights knowledge in a confident way.

ASK – Attitudes, Skills, Knowledge After completing this activity, participants should have developed the following: Attitudes (Willingness to): ■ Further familiarize oneself with the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights). ■ Use the gained knowledge about Human Rights as a foundation for Junior Branch projects throughout the year. Skills (Ability to): ■ Apply Human Rights knowledge in a confident way (e.g. in discussions). Knowledge (Understanding of): ■ The 30 articles of the UDHR. ■ The six different types of Human Rights outlined below and their interrelatedness and interdependence.

Basic Information & Preparation

▪ Time: roughly 1 hour ▪ Material: Tape or chalk, pieces of paper, pens and pencils. At least one copy of the

UDHR (material 1) and one question (from material 2) for each participant. ▪ Tape/draw the star from material 3 on the floor.

The Activity - Do, Reflect, Generalize, Apply Do 1. Participants pair up. If the number of participants is uneven, make one group of three. 2. Each participant draws one article of the UDHR (material 1, see below) out of a hat/bowl. 3. Each participant draws one question (material 2, see below) out of a hat/bowl. 4. Think about the question and your UDHR article. Write a short letter (max. 10 sentences) to your partner discussing the right and the question. 5. Exchange letters with your partner and read them silently. 6. If necessary, each pair has 5 minutes to clarify and discuss their letters/results.

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Reflect & Generalize 1. Arrange the star from material 3 (see below) on the floor with tape or string. Lay out a piece of paper listing the types of Human Rights and their short description at each point. 2. Each pair of participants discusses which type of Human Right their UDHR article matches best. There is no right or wrong answer, articles might apply to different types of Human Rights at the same time and pairs may split up. 3. After every participant has decided which type of Human Right her/his article from the UDHR applies to best, participants gather at this point of the star in groups. Apply (15 minutes) 1. Each member of every group quickly (10 seconds) presents their UDHR article within the group. 2. Participants write the shortened version (material 1) of their UDHR article on a piece of paper and lay it at the point of the star. If they cannot decide on one point, participants can lay the piece of paper in the middle of the star. 3. Please take a picture and send it to righton@ijb.cisv.org to share it with Junior Branches around the world. If you want, you can add a quiz to the activity at this point in order to solidify participants’ ASK (above). Here are some suggestions for questions, feel free to add your own. ▪ Human Rights scenarios – Which articles of the UDHR apply to these scenarios? ➢ A corrupt policeman arrests a man and puts him directly into jail. ➢ A country’s government illegally hacks into a personal computer belonging to a volunteer for a non-governmental organization. ➢ A company gives its employees 7 days of vacation a year. The government knows but does not take action. ▪ UDHR trivia Q: Into how many languages and dialects has the UDHR been translated? A: 403 (Source: www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx) Q: How many of the 56 voting states voted for the adoption of the UDHR in 1948? A: 48 voted in favor, 0 against, eight abstained.

Note: The UDHR is not a legally binding treaty, but a declaration. The UDHR is elaborated in the legally binding International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR – currently signed by 160 out of 193 UN member states) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR – currently signed by 167 of 193 UN member states).

Adjust this activity to your JB’s needs! You can and should change anything in this activity to fit your JB’s needs.

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Evaluation After you’ve run the activity, please fill out this (quick!) form to help us improve and keep track of Right On: bit.ly/Xa2spx

Tips for facilitators: ▪ If you’re running a camp or weekend, this activity might be a good way to create a list of the 30 articles of the UDHR to hang up at the campsite. ▪ Stick to the time limits and announce them. ▪ Explain each step of the activity by giving examples and make sure e verybody understands. ▪ As a facilitator, don’t express opinions - take a step back. ▪ This is step two of a sequence of human rights activities, so there might be more questions than answers at this point. ▪ We encourage you to write down questions you find difficult to answer and send t hem in – Right On has access to a network of experts and will try their best to get back to you with good answers.

Introducing your Junior Branch to ‘Right On’

After you’ve run this activity, you can tell your juniors about Right On - the goal is to emphasize the Global Movement of Junior Branch in each chapter. You can tell them to check out the facebook page (facebook.com/righton2013) to see the results of the activity you just ran and other JB’s results from around the world.

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Material 1 – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Choose the version of the UDHR most useful for your Junior Branch and the setting you’re running the activity in: Con Lupa has made an English full text and shortened version of the UDHR available on their website: http://cisv.no/conlupa/printable-versions-of-the-udhr/ Find the UDHR in simple English here: http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp Find the UDHR in all languages here: http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/searchbylang.aspx

Material 2 – Questions about articles of the UDHR ■ What would change in your life if you didn’t have this Human Right?

■ How can governments ensure this Human Right is guaranteed? ■ What are some of the components of this Human Right?

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■ Is this Human Right more important than other Human Rights? ■ How has this Human Right been defended in the past?

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■ What would change in your life if you didn’t have this Human Right?

■ How can governments ensure this Human Right is guaranteed? ■ What are some of the components of this Human Right?

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■ Is this Human Right more important than other Human Rights? ■ How has this Human Right been defended in the past?

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Material 3 – Types of Human Rights

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Educate this! – Human Rights Education [Right On Step #2]  

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