Lesson 3: Young people and human rights
Participants will learn about the different types of children?s rights that affect refugees in Australia.
- Teaching notes Young people and human rights [DOC]
- UNICEF Australia » Discover » What We Do » Rights of the Child and photo essay [PDF]
- Roads to Refuge » Refugees in Australia » Supporting refugees » Health
Step 1. Human rights brainstorm
Ask students to brainstorm the basic human rights that we enjoy in Australia (shelter, access to food, education/ health care).
Step 2. Rights of the Child
- Show students the child rights photo story from the UNICEF website.
- UNICEF » Education resources » Photo stories » What are child rights?
- For more information Child Rights refer to UNICEF Australia » Discover » What We Do » Rights of the Child.
- Which rights relate to children?s health? (Teachers refer to Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child)
- Draw 5 columns on a page with the titles as below. Choose one or two case studies from the website Roads to Refuge » Refugees in Australia » Supporting refugees » Health.
- Make a note in each column about whether or not that person in the case study experienced the right to adequate health care.
|Person||Home country||Country of first asylum||Journey||Settlement|
Step 3. DVD
- Watch the DVD Roads to Refuge » Refugees in Australia » Health.
- What type of health care is available in NSW for refugees?
- What programs does the NSW Refugee Health Service provide (as outlined in the DVD clip)?
Step 4. Writing
Design a brochure for refugee families, explaining the type of health programs available in the community. Highlight the benefits for refugee students and families on being involved.