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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Let yourself be sentenced!

Let yourself be sentenced!

Amnesty International has created a program that you simply have to try out. It is called Trial by Timeline and its aim is to show New Zealanders (though I think it is applicable for anyone and everyone) that “elsewhere, every day, people are punished for attempting a quality of life similar to that of most New Zealanders”....
A visit from the far North!

A visit from the far North!

Last weekend we were so lucky as to have Eirik, our norwegian coordinator, and Andreas, National Secretary of CISV Norway, over for a visit in our apartment in Medellin! They arrived Wednesday night and stayed until Sunday during which we managed not only to work and evaluate tons, but also to have quite a bit...
Hijos de la selva, la playa, el desierto y las montañas

Hijos de la selva, la playa, el desierto y las montañas

Octubre 2012, Bergen, Noruega. Juan Manuel Oviedo, el coordinador colombiano del proyecto Con Lupa está de visita para discutir la siguiente fase del proyecto que se realizará en Colombia. Juanma: CISV Colombia realmente quiere que hagan parte de Andinos. Es un taller de cuatro días para los Junior Branches de Ecuador, Perú y Colombia. Con...
Sons of the jungle, the beach, the desert and the mountains

Sons of the jungle, the beach, the desert and the mountains

October 2012, Bergen, Norway. Juan Manuel Oviedo, the Colombian coordinator for the Con Lupa project is on a visit to discuss the next phase of the project that will take place in Colombia. Juanma: CISV Colombia really wants you to go to Andinos. It’s a four day workshop for the Junior Branches of Ecuador, Peru...
Medellín Most Innovative City of the Year

Medellín Most Innovative City of the Year

I stand for a moment on the little balcony of our apartment, looking out at the city. The sun is about to set and the temperature is a perfect 24°C. Children from the neighbourhood are playing basketball in the park next to our house and I keep thinking about how nice it is to be...
Huella de la esclavitud

Huella de la esclavitud

Traducción por Oscar Yesid Fonseca:   La página web de la Huella de La esclavitud fue iniciada por el director Justin Dillon (CONVOCATORIA + RESPUESTA) y el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU., con la intención de crear una oportunidad para que cada uno descubra su conexión con la esclavitud moderna. Fue lanzada en septiembre de 2011 y...
Slavery footprint

Slavery footprint

The Slavery Footprint webpage was started by director Justin Dillon (CALL+RESPONSE) and the U.S State Department, with the intention of creating an opportunity for everyone to discover their connection to modern-day slavery. It was launched in September 2011 and has become very popular by simply asking: How many slaves work for you? You can then...
Cafe, campo, quindio

Cafe, campo, quindio

Después de haber pasado unos días instalándonos y conociendo la ciudad de Medellín, decidimos aprovechar la oportunidad de visitar la Zona Cafetera con sus pueblitos coloridos y su cultura encantadora. Mi padre se mudó recientemente a esta zona ya que se enamoró del paisaje y la vida tranquila del campo y decidimos ir los cuatro...
Coffee, Countryside, Quindio

Coffee, Countryside, Quindio

After having spent some days settling in and getting to know the city of Medellín, we decided to take the opportunity to visit the famous Colombian coffee zone – Zona Cafetera – and its charming culture and colourful  small towns. My father recently moved to this area as he fell in love with the landscape and...
Happy Human Rights Year!

Happy Human Rights Year!

“We all agree that human rights are important and that somehow they contribute to peace. But how exactly?” CISV’s Education Department, the International Junior Branch’s “Right On” and Con Lupa have joined forces and decided to kick-start 2013 with articles and activities about Human Rights; the content area of this year! You can check out...
UNICEF is on the air!

UNICEF is on the air!

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a great podcast that is open to the online audience! As this is something we recommend you listen to, I think we can leave it with their own description of the podcast: “A global radio service from UNICEF, focusing on the health, education, equality and protection of children....
All Different - All Equal Cookbook

All Different – All Equal Cookbook

Another of the Council of Europe‘s publications that we find useful and inspiring is this cookbook. As explained in the preface, it is  “a selection of recipes illustrating the projects funded by the European Youth Foundation in the framework of the “All Different – All Equal” European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation 2006-2007″. The book contains...