About the exercise
- Plenary exercise
- Time required : 60 minutes
- Target audience : This exercise is aimed at groups with very little (if any) prior knowledge of human rights, for example grassroots-level groups, faith communities and civil society organisations new to human rights issues. Not suitable for formal or academic training settings.
To help participants identify positive changes that a training has contributed to, six months to a year after the training took place.
This exercise uses the imagery of ingredients in a pot of soup to help participants explore the needs that they (and all human beings) have. Using pre-prepared ‘human needs cards’ and their own ideas, participants choose the ingredients that need to be included in the ‘soup of life’ in order for their lives to be dignified. Participants then walk around the room matching the ‘human needs cards’ they have chosen to human rights posters that illustrate the human rights recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.