Note for Facilitator:
Keep aim and required connection in mind as you progress through the section.
Aim: To build on the creative exercises and investigate the everyday Human Rights realities in a real person’s story.
Required Connection: Participants will begin to understand advocacy for others and the responsibilities we have to one another.
Becoming human rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights protects the basic needs of human life in these areas:
Let’s call these The Five Pillars.
Civil and political rights include the right to liberty, being recognized as a person before the law and freedom from torture. They include the right to marry and have a family, have freedom of thought and religion, have freedom of opinion and expression and to have freedom to create peaceful assembly, to vote and be part of government.
Economic, social and cultural rights include the right to work, the right to an adequate standard of living, to health and to education and the right to participate in the cultural rights of our communities.
Human Rights concern every part of our lives. They belong to everybody in the world. They must not be arbitrarily taken away from people and are all necessary for human beings to participate and flourish in all areas of society
Discuss basic needs and wants. Basic needs must be met first for us to flourish as humans.
Distribute Roshan’s monologue and the document with the Human Rights violations specific to Roshan's story (See Appendix).
Using Roshan’s monologue, groups will:
Identify, Clarify, Report, the Human Rights violations in Roshan's Story.
They will make the invisible visible.
Tell the group there is going to be a Human Rights press conference communicating the HR violations in Roshan’s story. They must advocate for her.
Roshan’s I-SAVE monologue is divided into 3 sections:
- Home country
- In Transit
- Host Country
Create 3 groups. Each group is given one different section to investigate. (See Appendix)
Note: Facilitator has a more detailed copy of complete monologue with HR violations for reference (See Appendix). The aim is for participants to find the 14 HR violations in Roshan's story, assist where necessary and display the Article Images during press conference. (See Appendix)
- The group’s task is to find the Human Rights violations in their given section. Human Right list 1 -30 for referral (See Appendix)
- Each group will then present their findings as “experts” at the conference.
- A time limit it to be given.
- Ideally, all members of the panels should speak. The person beginning should start with something like: 'A person called Roshan should be here today but due to her circumstances, she is unable and I am here on her behalf.'
- There should be a beginning, a middle and an end to their presentation keeping it succinct, targeted and specific, like good advocacy.
- The Facilitator hosts the conference, inviting the panels ie. the 3 separate groups to the stage to speak about their section of her story while the remaining groups are the audience.
Give feedback and congratulations after each presentation.
Did the groups advocate well for Roshan? Did they make the invisible visible? Is there a call to action?
Connection: Participants will have learned to identify and specify the HR violations and how to advocate for others.