Exercise bank

Search our collection of over 70 participatory learning exercises to find different types of exercise, for different audiences, focusing on different FORB related topics.

Recognising and analysing violations

Persuasion or coercion

A buzz group exercise in which participants discuss scenarios from different parts of the world.

  • 60 min
  • Buzz group exercise
  • Case study/scenario
Recognising and analysing violations

The president’s advisors

In this role-play exercise, the participants have just been appointed as the President’s Religious Affairs Advisors and have to work together to make recommendations to the President.

  • 55 min – 1 h 35 minutes
  • Group exercise
  • Role-play/drama
Evaluation and follow-up

Complete the statements

A simple participatory evaluation exercise, which is good for capturing qualitative data and feedback about the training.

  • 35 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Feedback
Exploring human rights

Human rights timeline

Participants contribute individually to creating a joint human rights timeline that shows key events on three different levels: national, regional and global.

  • 60 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Brainstorm
Evaluation and follow-up

Head, heart, hands

A simple personal evaluation exercise for participants, using the imagery of head (knowledge), heart (attitudes) and hands (skills, action).

  • 25 min
  • Individual exercise
  • Reflect and share
Action planning

Challenging pillars of power

A group work exercise in which participants critically analyse sources of power and ‘pillars’ of power that perpetuate a specific violation of FORB.

  • 2 h 45 min
  • Group exercise
  • Analyse
FORB and gender

Article 18 pronoun swap

A good opening exercise for a session on FORB and gender.

  • 30 min
  • Buzz group exercise
  • Reflect and share
FORB other rights and development

Speaking of religion

A think-pair-share exercise in which participants reflect on barriers to freely expressing religion or beliefs in their context.

  • 1 h 20 min
  • Multi-format exercise
  • Think-pair-share
Exploring human rights

Paradise island

A creative and inspiring exercise that combines groupwork and plenary discussion to help participants connect their human needs and their human rights under international law.

  • 1 h 40 min
  • Group exercise
  • Draw and discuss

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Illustration Pakistani Christian women holding lit candles at mass.Illustration Pakistani Christian women holding lit candles at mass.

The FORB learning platform’s collection of exercises on FORB is such a treasure trove. There are so many useful exercises – my favourites are One step forwards and Once upon a time.