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Taking action

In this learning path, learners:

  • Reflect on what it means to take action.
  • Consider how human rights are relevant to their lives, both as a basis / justification for taking action and for understanding that human rights as they are written and upheld are a result of taking action.
  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between human rights and taking action.
  • Analyse three cases of discrimination involving young people whose rights were fought for and upheld at the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Are inspired by examples of young people’s different ways of taking action against discrimination to discuss what they themselves might do.
  • Find information and a plan that they can use to prepare their own action.

Go to the learning path Taking action

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Have a look at inspiring examples of young people across Europe that have taken action on this Stories that Move map.

This learning path consists of three tracks (lessons) each with a number of steps.

Track 1: Learners explore social engagement and listen to two people who took action after an antisemitic attach on a synagogue in Copenhagen in 2015. They consider reasons for and against taking action in situations involving discrimination.

Track 2: Learners reflect on the way human rights affect their own lives and those of others. They work with one of three cases that were taken to the European Court of Human Rights and consider the actors in the cases.

Track 3: Learners listen to five young people who took action. They then consider different forms of taking action and work in small groups on an example of discrimination and action. The last step prepares leaners to develop their own action plan.

Learners require approximately 50 minutes for track 1, 100 minutes for track 2 and 50 minutes for track 3, plus additional time if they are to plan and execute their own action.


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