- The facilitator asks the participants about the associations they have when they hear the term human rights. Give them 2-3 minutes to reflect on their own.
- The facilitator writes answers and suggestions on the board as a mind map. Usually, participants mention non-discrimination, freedom, respect and freedom of speech as associations they have to human rights.
- As an alternative teaching method, the facilitator could use the method of “silent discussion”. The participants have a discussion by writing and/or drawing on a sheet of paper without talking to each other. Read more about how to use “silent discussion” as a teaching strategy.
- Regardless of whether brainstorming or “silent discussion” is used, it is good to determine in one way or another what human rights are and what associations the participants have before you define who has the main responsibility for the fulfilment of human rights.
(English translation: John Anthony)
Tips to the facilitator
Show the video "What are human rights, really?" by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.