About the exercise
- Group exercise
- Time required : 1 h 40 minutes
- Target audience : Best suited to civil society organisations and human rights defenders (especially when combined with the ‘Clifftop’ exercise), but also works well with grassroots groups, faith communities and faith leaders. Could be used with decisionmakers/officials in multi-day trainings. Alternatively use ‘Human needs – human rights’ for these target groups instead.
To help participants reflect on how human rights correspond with fundamental human needs.
To illustrate that human rights are relevant for us all (universality) and that one human right cannot be fully enjoyed without the others (indivisibility and interdependence).
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. ‘The clifftop’ exercise works well as a follow-up to this exercise, adding the dimension of human responsibilities and duty bearers.
Source: Adapted from Equality Myanmar and First Steps part 4, Human Rights Education Associates.