Note for Facilitator
Keep aim and required connection in mind as you progress through the section.
Aim: To connect the creative symbolism above to the symbols of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to interpret them.
Required Connection: Participants will be able to identify, express and connect to the symbolism of the UDHR.
Facilitator references the symbols of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the wall. They have been pre-set in 2 separate areas for 1-15 and 16-30 articles.
Ask the group to look at them.
(Reference WHO booklet pg 1-5 in Appendix)
- What are the UDHR? Discuss.
- When and where were they created?
- Who owns them?
Read the UDHR forward given by the Secretary General BAN Ki-moon:
Divide the participants into 2 groups, one taking the 1-15 area and the other taking the 16-30 area.
Instruct the group to now place the 1-15 and 16-30 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Labels on the ground randomly in their designated area.
Ask the group to match the labels to the UDHR symbols.
Note: For time purposes, you many choose to have some already labelled so there are less for the participants to label.
Ask the 2 groups to swap areas and see if they want to make any changes to the other group’s choices.
Are they correct? Why is it difficult to match them? Is it easy to interpret them? Are they interconnected? Interwoven? Complimentary? Ambiguous? Symbiotic?
Instruct the group to now place the corresponding article interpretations down with their symbols and labels.
Ask participants: Which ones are you drawn to? know about? etc.
Ask participants to pick one and hold it.
Ask each participant to share their thoughts/interpretations on the symbol they picked.