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What tools are used by human rights defenders around the world? Lesson 4 of 6

Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Active Citizenship • Lesson and support materials

What tools are used by human rights defenders around the world?

This lesson is part 4 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: What tools can we use to challenge injustice in our communities?

Students investigate duty bearers and the variable picture in relation to human rights around the world. Through a series of case studies, they find out about human rights defenders in different countries and explore how and why people risk everything for campaigns. They consider the tools human rights defenders use to challenge injustice.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. Why is it difficult for campaigners in some countries to challenge injustice?
  2. What happens when the duty bearer fails to protect human rights?
  3. Should people risk their lives to challenge injustice and protect others?
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