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.

Readings
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”....
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...
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...
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...
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...
ABC Teaching Human Rights

ABC Teaching Human Rights

ABC Teaching Human Rights is an interesting booklet created by the United Nations (UN) to the UN decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004). It was created mostly to give tools and activities in Human Rights Education to teachers in primary and secondary schools. Everyone that has an interest in knowing more about the Universal Declaration of...
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...
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...
Six Steps towards our Global Movement

Six Steps towards our Global Movement

By Anjo Peez-Zvetina * As a local junior a few years ago, I did not have a feeling for what else was going on in the International Junior Branch (IJB) universe. By this, I don’t mean understanding acronyms or structures (1). What I mean is what IJB stands for (2) and especially how we are present...
Interesting movies

Interesting movies

Some interesting documentaries: Roba tierra Is a documentary about a group of indigenous people of Cauca, Colombia called Nasa. The Nasa people struggle for the land stolen from their ancestors while defending their population of violence between guerrillas and soldiers on their territory. Is an interesting documentary if you want to know more about the problem...
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...
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....