Category Archives: Human Rights Defenders Programme

The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar : Day 6

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It was the last group’s turn to present their work in the propaganda assignment we began two classes ago. Having been busy with a host of extra curriculars, they had not had the chance to make a ‘negative’ propaganda assignment I was informed. Their presentation (image of poster below) was received unanimously with quiet approval…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar : Day 5

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The classes during which the students presented their propaganda assignments, shared the rationale of their choices and engaged with the responses the works elicited, were some of the most intensive and fun we’ve had in my time with this programme in Akshar so far.  In my last report (presentations by group 1 and 2), I’d…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar: Day 4

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The propaganda assignment I mentioned in my last report took two and a half sessions to cover. Each group presented their samples of positive and negative propaganda, sharing their rationale before opening to questions/observations from the rest of the students and (minimally, from) me. Each group was also asked to send in a written note…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar: Day 3

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We began class with two images: What do you think you see? The responses sounded uncertain, a few surprised giggles here and there.Were those toys; were they grenades of some kind? That has to be Hitler, why are there two Santa Clauses? Is that a lightsaber? ccccThis session continued where the last had stopped, on…

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