Donating your time or making a financial contribution is one of the best ways to get involved in your community. We each have a role to play in changing attitudes and empowering others. Consider how your own beliefs and actions help others. The following activities may help you in your work. These activities were taken from our flagship educational resource “It’s About Ability: Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” a joint project of UNICEF and World Enabled.
Participatory human rights education: How to use this guide
The purpose of human rights activities guides are to empower children to speak out on their rights. The activities below help support the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and help educators, young leaders and children to advocate for their rights and to make their communities more inclusive.The sample activities aimed to facilitate learning among 12- to 18-year-olds about the Convention and how it applies to children. The main thrust of the below activities is to ensure that all children and young people are respected and supported with appropriate attitudes.
Take note that this guide is not an exhaustive resource of the Convention.
Participatory learning focus
This activity guide is intended for children and young people with and without disabilities to become knowledgeable learners empowered to advocate for human rights and disability The units and sessions can be used by themselves or as a whole. All participants are encouraged to actively join in the activities and facilitators are welcome to adapt this guide to suit the needs of their learners Visual graphics, drawings and hands-on activities that include everyone are an important part of the participatory learning process. Please remember that the goal of this guide is for individuals and groups to come together and cooperatively explore these topics and issues in an open format free from judgment and to encourage effective action for change. Everyone has a right to her or his opinion and individual differences must be respected.
Learn more by downloading, printing and sharing our learning guide published by UNICEF.