Conlupa was a ten month project from August 2012 to June 2013. We invite you to take a look at what we did during our time together and to be inspired by links and information regarding Human Rights that you might find useful.

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National leaders training 2013...historical!

National leaders training 2013…historical!

  Last weekend we had the honour of going to Colombia’s most attended national leaders training ever. Almost 60 participants from Bogotá, Medellín and Manizales gathered for two days in a cold but beautiful country house near Bogotá. We were invited to participate and hold an activity -of course, about human rights. It was really...
Nos fuimos pa' Texas, señores

Nos fuimos pa’ Texas, señores

  Desde que fui al entrenamiento para ser Staff de Seminar Camp en 2009, siempre había querido asistir al  TTT (Entrenamiento para entrenadores). Finalmente Andrea y yo tuvimos la oportunidad de ir a Dallas, Texas y recibir el certificado como entrenadoras. Es un entrenamiento diseñado para mejorar las habilidades de quienes trabajan en entrenamientos en cualquier...
Andre and Ade in Dallas

Andre and Ade in Dallas

    Since I did the Seminar Camp Staff TRaining in 2009, I had always wanted to do the TTT (Train the trainers) training. Finally last month we had the chance to go to Dallas, Texas, and get the trainers certification. It is a training designed to improve the abilities of those working in all...
Michael Sandel talks about human rights and ethics

Michael Sandel talks about human rights and ethics

    Michael Sandel is a professor at Harvard University who has become very famous for his course on ethics called “Justice”. He has taught this course for more than 20 years and it became so popular that they decided to record it properly and offer it on the internet for free. He is somehow...
Printable versions of the UDHR

Printable versions of the UDHR

  Learning  about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an interesting way to approach the big topic of Human Rights. In some countries (like Norway, we learned) kids know about this document since they are very young., but in many others (like Colombia) it is not common at all to be acquainted with it...
Back in business

Back in business

After the Christmas holidays, the Con Lupa team moved to a new and exciting location: Medellín, Colombia! Medellín is somehow similar to Bergen: it is the second most important city in the country, it has some sort of rivalry with the capital, and it is surrounded by mountains. But, of course, it has a completely...
Con Lupa en Medellin

Con Lupa en Medellin

¡Se acabaron las vacaciones de Navidad y el grupo de Con Lupa está completo de nuevo, esta vez en Medellín, Colombia! Medellín tiene algunas semejanzas con Bergen: es la segunda ciudad más importante del país, mantiene una rivalidad con la capital y está rodeada por montañas. Claramente el clima y el paisaje son completamente diferentes....
On the anniversary of the UDHR

On the anniversary of the UDHR

Sixty-four years ago the United Nations agreed on a document that declared a common belief and commitment to human dignity, and to the equal value of every single human being on this planet. It took a huge effort get the representatives of forty-eight states to agree on a unified text containing a set of minimum...
Human Rights Education by Amnesty International

Human Rights Education by Amnesty International

Amnesty International is probably the most known and influential NGO working on Human Rights internationally. It was founded in 1961 -13 years after the UDHR and before the two main international covenants on HR were signed- and has worked since then for the defense of Human Rights worldwide. In their words, their aim is  “to...
Con Lupa and the Danish Institute of Human Rights

Con Lupa and the Danish Institute of Human Rights

  On Sunday, November 11, we were invited by CISV Denmark -specifically by Anna Forrest- to participate in a workshop held by the Danish Institiute of Human Rights (DIHR). It was very motivating to attend this workshop and to be around all the interesting Danes that took the workshop with us. The Institute is Denmark’s...
A Handbook on Human Rights Education

A Handbook on Human Rights Education

The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota has contributed since 1988 to the production and distribution of knowledge about Human Rights education. Their work is based on the idea that Human Rights will only be truly respected when we build a culture in which we spontaneously -not just because we are forced by law- behave in a...
"Peace" and curiosity

“Peace” and curiosity

As we said in our blog post, for the ‘Peace one Day’ activity we decided to think about the importance of “curiosity” in the road to peace. The link between peace and curiosity might not be so obvious, so here are some of our thoughts about it: Being curious means being eager to know more, constantly...