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Detailed sessions

By Eva Zillen

This part of the manual is divided into learning blocks called ‘sessions’. These sessions constitute a cohesive curriculum as they are currently laid out in the manual. But this is only a suggestion, there are more exercises that can be used according to the needs of the group. Each session has a consistent structure, and … Continued

Closing

By Hanna Larsson

Key explanation points Facilitation notes This exercise also is a reminder of what gives us strength, and how important it is to take time to feel and celebrate our successes – individually and collectively. This exercise balances out the energy of some of the difficult and draining aspects of the workshop to help participants remember … Continued

Next steps

By Eva Zillen

Key explanation points Facilitation notes Adaptation notes For some groups, the ‘next steps’ discussion may be focused specifically on their individual and organisational strategies. However, in some cases, a group of human rights defenders may want to use part of this brainstorming process to also develop key ‘advocacy’ points to take to international and regional … Continued

Recommendations

By Eva Zillen

Key explanation points Workshop example Download Session to see workshop exampel in an array. Download Session 9 »

Reflections/Workshop discussion

By Hanna Larsson

Key explanation points A primary task of the facilitators is to listen carefully to participants and to ‘reflect’ back to them some of the key themes and concerns—spoken and unspoken—raised during the workshop. This is an ongoing process, and part of it will happen during the ‘contextual analysis’ presentation and discussion on Day Two. However, … Continued