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CISV International

Conflict and Resolution activities

  • Asset icon Stand up for equal rights (age 11)Down to Earth Village- coming “Down to Earth” not only has to do with environment, sustainable living and development, but encompasses a humble “down to earth attitude” where no one is perfect, but can learn from each other. Care for others around the world, being kind, trustworthy, and genuine – this makes you down to earth. When human rights are being violated, you can stand up for them in a peaceful, non-violent way. You can create change. This activity incorporates education about ways human rights are
  • CISV Photo Story CISV Photo Story (age 14-15)Assign each group one of the CISV areas of educational peace content: Human Rights, Conflict and resolution, Diversity and Sustainable Development, and ask the group to make a photo story which is representative for their assigned area.
  • In the deep forest of DR Congo In the deep forest of DR Congo (age 17-18)Participants will gain experience in adapting and representing someone else's views. This activity raises awareness of how deforestation affects us all and provides skills for solving conflicts.
  • Music Video Activity Music Video Activity (age 17-18)Participants are to be split into debating teams. Three groups will be proposing that music videos glorify violence and promote gang violence, and therefore artists and record companies should be banned from bringing out these kinds of videos. The other three groups will be disagreeing with this motion. Each team will have fifteen minutes to discuss and come up with reasons that they could use to justify their point of view. It may be difficult to come up with ideas on the topic if participants have been a
  • Truths and Lies Truths and Lies (age 17-18)Ask participants to pick out (of the whole 10 facts list handed out at the end of the activity) the fact about a world issue that impacted them the most and write a very shot justification of why they believed it was true or false, and what they believe are the underlying causes for that issue. What factors they think are promoting the issue?
  • Climate Role Play Climate Role-play (age 17-18)This is a role-play so through the activity the participants will represent a different country, and present their points of view. In the discussion they will get to compare their experiences from the activity with those from their home life, and get to compare those of the participants from other countries.
  • Seeking Asylum in another World Seeking Asylum in Another World (age 14-15)In this simulation game participants learn about asylum seekers and the difficulties they face.
  • Diary Diary (age 14-15)At the beginning of the camp ask all participants to keep a diary of the events that occur during camp. They should record their feelings and thoughts about activities, events, people and incidents-good or bad.
  • Human Rights Pictures Human Rights Pictures (age 14-15)In groups participants are asked to analyse and discuss pictures about human rights (violations).
  • Dramas of Difference Dramas of Difference (age14-15)In this activity participants learn about cultural differences, finding solutions to conflicts and seeing life in someone else's eyes.
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