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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Human Rights Day with CISV Medellín

Human Rights Day with CISV Medellín

On April 20th we invited everyone in CISV Medellín to a Human Rights Day with Con Lupa. In the weeks prior to the event people were told to register so that we could have some idea about how many would show up. A few days before we could count around 15 participants so it was...
Eating like a Colombian

Eating like a Colombian

This is a short introduction to my world of food for the last three months. A world I have thoroughly enjoyed! I very quickly integrated myself into the Colombian eating culture. Strange things happened too, I started eating breakfast, something I very rarely would make the effort to do in Norway. A reason for this...
Volcanoes, Trainings and Pyramids - RTF El Salvador 2013

Volcanoes, Trainings and Pyramids – RTF El Salvador 2013

In the end of March Diana and I packed our bags and set out for an unforgettable journey to Central America and El Salvador. Our destination was the Regional Training Forum (RTF) of the Americas which took place in the capital San Salvador. Together with almost a hundred crazy CISVers we spent an amazing week...
Mosaic Day - CISV Medellín and Laboratorio del Espíritu in El Retiro

Mosaic Day – CISV Medellín and Laboratorio del Espíritu in El Retiro

On the 16th of March Diana and I went to El Retiro for the big mosaic-day between CISV Medellín and Laboratorio del Espíritu and their library and community center in Retiro. Our work began already four weeks earlier when we went on a preparation trip with a tour around the area and met the people...
Bogotá - the Bold and Beautiful

Bogotá – the Bold and Beautiful

During a weekend in February we swapped our village life in Medellín with the big city-life of Bogotá. For me it was the first encounter with the grand capital of Colombia. However, through Andrea, Diana and Adelaida, I had learned quite a bit about the city before arriving. The transportation system for example, the infamous...
Bogotá - la Audaz y Hermosa

Bogotá – la Audaz y Hermosa

Durante un fin de semana de febrero cambiamos nuestra vida de “pueblo” en Medellín a la vida de la gran ciudad en Bogotá. Para mi fue el primer encuentro con la gran capital de Colombia. Sin embargo, a través de Andrea, Diana y Adelaida, había aprendido un poco sobre la ciudad antes de llegar. El...
Food for the global thought

Food for the global thought

Are you curious about world affairs and current events? Are you striving to be an active global citizen? Then, this page might be something for you: http://www.project-syndicate.org/ Writing on a great range of topics within economy, politics and philosophy, Project-Syndicate delivers great short articles for you to digest. As they write themselves: ‘Project Syndicate brings original, engaging, and...
A day with Amnesty International in Copenhagen

A day with Amnesty International in Copenhagen

On Saturday November 10th we joined the CISV Denmark group of human rights educators for a workshop at Amnesty International. We had a great time and were subject to both violations and simulations of human rights as well as a clear introduction to international human rights documents and institutions. At arrival we were greeted in...
The International Bill of Human Rights and the Human Rights Library

The International Bill of Human Rights and the Human Rights Library

As mentioned by Adelaida in her previous post (http://cisv.no/conlupa/a-handbook-human-rights-education/), the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Center is great resource. In addition to their Handbook on Human Rights Education, they also have an online Human Rights Library which is a nice tool. Amongst many features, they give a great overview on the International Bill of Human...
Andrea's & Jonas' fundraising experience - TV-aksjonen 2012

Andrea’s & Jonas’ fundraising experience – TV-aksjonen 2012

‘TV-aksjonen’ – the annual TV fundraiser – have so far (00:57 Monday 22nd of October) collected 200 289 668 kroners (35 396 873 USD) for Amnesty International. Andrea and I contributed by knocking on doors in Slettebakken outside Bergen.  On what turned out to be a great sunny Sunday, Andrea and I met at Slettebakken...
The Verden i Bergen activity days :)

The Verden i Bergen activity days :)

Verden i Bergen has been arranged since 2002 and the project’s main aim is to create a safe, fun and learning arena for kids and youth with different cultural backgrounds. Verden i Bergen cooperates amongst others with the asylum reception centres in Bergen.  On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of October the Con Lupa team...
Great weather for hiking - and a teddy bear hospital!

Great weather for hiking – and a teddy bear hospital!

Saturday, September 22, was a fantastic day. The sun was shining and the sky was all blue. Normally, it rains and pours and often what you see in the streets are people with umbrellas pulled down in front of their faces. This weekend however we all noticed that the people changed dramatically, they became happier, more...