With our project, we work on a very dry but still relevant topic for young people: human rights. We are making this topic more accessible to young people, using non-formal activities and innovative tools, which appeal to their tastes.
We think it is worth stating that one can learn faster about human rights if the learning process is enjoyable. Music is not only very attractive to young people in the usual way but also helps them develop cognitive learning – especially in terms of logical thinking, memory, abstract thinking and, of course, creativity.
That is why music is the first ingredient to develop our methods and tools. Music is a universal language and a great tool to talk about more challenging topics and can generate strong emotions. Keeping in mind that this website is a product of an international project, music was a base to touch on interculturality and all the differences and similarities we can think of. Within the music, we have made a strong foundation for tolerance and solidarity, which were the main points of our cooperation.
We know that songs convey messages through lyrics. The music makes a decisive contribution to internalising them. The emotionality conveyed through music temperatures underlines the message or sets contrasts. Different styles of music can encourage young people to listen to the lyrics and songs produced, share them, discuss their contents and increase their effectiveness.
Learning human rights is also always a peace-building activity, which is highly beneficial for young people, as we are facing the growth of radicalization in public spheres and political life all over Europe.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGTHS
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children. The Convention offers a vision of the child as an individual and as a member of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to his or her age and stage of development. The Convention is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
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Here you click to download our methodological toolkit to promote human rights among young people. You will find all the methods, songs and lyrics that we have produced!
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Here you can listen to the songs that we have created between people of five different places in the world. The power of the music to spreed our voice and feelings.
The website, and all content in terms of project results, was created thanks to the cooperation of the entire Educational Music Tools to promote Human Rights among young people project team composed of the NGO partners Comala, Farra Fanfarra, Narandzasti, Roter Baum Berlin and Zdravo Da Ste.
“Educational Music Tools to promote Human Rights among young people” is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
The European Union is not responsible for any content. Such content represents the view of its authors only.
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