Les 3 - Amnesty

Les 3 - Amnesty
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Slide 1: Tekstslide

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Les 3 - Amnesty

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

  • Learn about Amnesty
  •  Read about Amnesty
  • Read some cases and give your opinion

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Slide 3 - Video

Read the questions and then read the texts. 
Answer the questions.

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Read the cases 1, 2 and 3. 
Discuss your answers in pairs. Write them down!
What action did Amnesty take? 
How did it help to change the situation? 
What more could have been done at the time? 
What do you think is the main message of these cases for human rights activists?

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

What action did Amnesty take?

Slide 6 - Open vraag

How did it help to change the situation?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

What more could have been done at the time?

Slide 8 - Open vraag

What do you think is the main message of these cases for human rights activists?

Slide 9 - Open vraag

Set up your own campaign!
You'll read about two cases.
In groups of 4 pick a case and make your own campaign. 

If you worked for Amnesty International, what would you do to campaign for the release?
• How would you set up a creative campaign for them? 
• What action would you take?
• How would you encourage others to get involved?
• Who would you get involved?
Don’t forget the different ways that Amnesty campaigns on behalf of people, eg letter-writing, lobbying (for example persuading MPs to use their influence to get something done), online actions, demos, awareness-raising, showing support, public events, work with celebrities.

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Slide 11 - Video

Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov
WHERE: Azerbaijan

 Youth activists Bayram and Giyas, 22, were angry with the Azerbaijani government, which strictly controls what people can do or say in the country. They protested by spraying a graffiti message on a statue of the former president.
After posting a picture of it on Facebook, they were arrested in May 2016 and tortured into ‘confessing’ to serious drug crimes. In December both were each sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Young people all over the UK have sent graffiti messages to both students to keep their spirits
up – and show the prison authorities how much international attention is on the case. Letters have also been sent to the President of Azerbaijan asking him to drop all charges and release them.

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Fomusoh Ivo Feh- Cameroon
Secondary school student Fomusoh Ivo Feh was set to start university in Cameroon, when he received a joke text from a friend: ‘Boko Haram recruits young people from 14 years old and above. Conditions for recruitment: 4 subjects at GCE, including religion.’
The message was a joke about how difficult it is to find a job in Cameroon – so even an armed group like Boko Haram require highly-qualified recruits. Ivo forwarded the message to another friend, who sent it on again. 

But after a teacher saw the text and showed it to the police, Ivo and his two friends were arrested in late 2014. The charges against him include attempting to organise a rebellion against the state. Right now, he is in prison facing a 20-year prison sentence.

Ivo featured in Amnesty’s 2016 Write for Rights annual campaign. People wrote to the President of Cameroon demanding that he drop all charges against Ivo and his friends and free him. Letters of support were also sent to him, some football themed because he is a huge fan football fan.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide