Begin by reviewing the activity itself and
then go on to talk about what people know about human rights.
- Was it easier or harder than people had expected to depict
- How did people choose how to depict a particular right? Where
did they get the images from?
- How do the different images of each right compare? How many
different ways were there to depict and interpret the same concept?
- After all the pictures have been reviewed, ask how much -
or how little - participants discovered they knew about human
- Do they think human rights have any relevance to their own
lives? Which ones?
Tips for facilitators
Before you do this activity you should read through the UDHR
(page 403) and be familiar with what is meant by human rights;
for example, that they are internationally guaranteed, legally
protected, they focus on the dignity of the human being, they
protect both individuals and groups, they can not be taken away,
they are equal and interdependent and they are universal.
You will need to decide how to use the wall chart. If participants
have very little knowledge of the UDHR you may like to use the
chart before you start the activity, so people have some clue
as to what they should be guessing! If participants have more
knowledge, then use the chart at the end to stimulate discussion
about the rights that were not drawn.
Be aware that people who consider themselves poor artists may
think this will be too difficult for them. Reassure them that
you are not looking for works of art and encourage everyone to
have a go. They may be surprised!
Use the abridged version of the UDHR for finding rights for
drawing. Some suggestions are: the right to life, freedom from
torture, the right to a fair trial, freedom from discrimination,
the right to privacy, the right to education, freedom from slavery,
freedom of association, freedom of expression, the right to a
nationality, freedom of thought and religion, the right to vote,
the right to work, the right to health, the right to own property,
the right to marry and found a family and the right to choose
who to marry.
If you have a small group of less than 8 people you can play
as one group; ask one person to draw in the first round, and whoever
guesses draws in the next round, etc.
Suggestions for follow-up
The group may like to go on to explore some of issues relating
to the rights of disabled people using the activity "See
If the group enjoy puzzles and are curious about other peoples culture, music and language, then they may enjoy guessing where the different stories come from in "Tales of the world" in the all different all equal education pack .