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Workshop: Who defends our rights?
The struggle of human-rights defenders in Barcelona


What is it about?

The workshop focuses on the role of people who defend human rights in Barcelona, their struggles, their problems and the local and international protection mechanisms available to them; each workshop focuses specifically on one subject (right to housing, climate change, racism and xenophobia, etc.). The session will include the testimony of defenders, mostly local defenders, who will give a first-hand account of their everyday problems and future strategies in this area.

Who is it for?

The workshop is aimed at upper secondary school (Batxillerat) students aged 16 to 18. It may be offered to students from other courses if the content is adapted to the specific needs of each educational centre or youth centre.

How will you do that?

The workshop is offered in both in-person and virtual formats, combining theory with the testimony of people who defend local and international human rights, by means of audiovisual resources. Whenever possible, there will be live participation by a human-rights defender who can provide a first-hand account of their work in the specific area the workshop is focusing on. The specific subject can be adapted according to the needs of each educational centre or youth centre.

How long is it?

1,5 hours (workshop)
2 hours (if it is wished to include the live testimony)

Who runs it?

Human Rights Resources Centre – CRDH

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