For the pupils to gain an understanding of how factors such as poverty and lack of gender equality give rise to many other violations of children’s rights.
Select a challenge to study. In this example we use the fact that 130 million girls in the world do not receive the education to which they are entitled.
- Briefly explain that millions of children in the world
are not in school, although they should be.
- Write ‘children who are not in school’ on the board
or on a large sheet of paper.
- Ask for reasons why some children are not in school,
and denied the education that they have a right to.
Participants might suggest ‘they are poor’, ‘they are
lazy’, ‘they need to work’ or ‘war’. Write down all
- When there are enough suggestions on the board,
you can collectively
begin drawing lines and arrows
between them, and create a chain of cause and effect.
Maybe some things should be removed, while others
are missing, such as some of the most important
causes of children not being in school: That they are
girls and/or they have a disability (for example blind or unable to walk).
- Conclude with collective reflection. Give some
positive examples from The Globe, where children
have been given support to get an education.