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.

FORB other rights and development

Pass it on

A twist on the internationally popular whispering game.

  • 25 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Game
Action planning

Changemakers stories

Three changemakers’ stories are read out in plenary and then discussed in buzz groups.

  • 20 min
  • Buzz group exercise
  • Storytelling
Exploring human rights

Human rights squares

An interactive exercise where participants ask each other questions on human rights and share their knowledge.

  • 35 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Walk and talk
Exploring human rights

Human needs – human rights

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

  • 60 min
  • Multi-format exercise
  • Discuss, Reflect
FORB other rights and development

The hate speech barometer

A game in which participants stand on a line between two corners of the room to signify how likely they think it is that a hate speech statement will lead to acts of discrimination, hostility or violence.

  • 1 h 5 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Game
Context analysis

The problem tree

Groups work together to apply the problem tree tool to a specific FORB violation in their local context, as a first step towards creating positive change.

  • 1 h 30 min
  • Group exercise
  • Analyse
FORB other rights and development

Match the SDGs

A groupwork exercise where participants work together to match various statements relating to FORB with the relevant SDGs and their sub-goals.

  • 40 min
  • Group exercise
  • Sorting exercise
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

A closer look at limitations

A plenary discussion exercise in which participants assess whether four short examples of limitations to FORB are legitimate or not.

  • 30 min
  • Plenary exercise
  • Analyse

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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.