Name of the activity: What do you know about human rights ?

Country/NMO: Algeria (Le Souk)

Program: Ethics & Human Rights in Health

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop)

 

General description:

In our society there is a huge problem with knowledge of human rights in hospital environment. Medical students don’t know patients’ rights , and their rights as doctors.
There is also a problem with knowledge of human rights in general, and the basic humanitary rules in our society. So we wanted to do an event to explain and teach more informations about this topic and we choose world human rights day.
What do you know about human rights is an event mainly consisting in debates about some controversial themes, and after each debate, a SCORPion would have to present the rights linked to this theme and give more informations about the theme to the public.
After choosing the Four themes :
1- Human rights application, utopia or reality?
2- hit childrend to educate them, for or against?
3- Death sentance, revenge or excess of justice?
4- In case of emergency, prioritize citizens over refugees in and medical care , Good or bad choice ?
And the presentations : presentation of Human rights in general, the right to live, children’s rights, and refugees’ rights.
Debate participants were choosen through a registration form, and trained to debate with the help of SCOME.
The morning of the event, we started by a sensitization in our medical facutly to teach medical students about patients and doctors’ rights, and handed them flyers for mor explanations.
Then at the auditorium, we started the main event by a presentation of the universal declaration of human rights, its history and its 30 articles. After that we started the debates and our presentation after each debate.
It turned out to be very instructif and rewarding, and we were able to teach the public some notions and informations about human rights, children’s rights and refugees.
We continued with a emotional workshop in which every one would share a personal story about respecting or violating a right to call it a day.

Focus area:

Rights of patients, doctors and medical students

Problem statement:

There is a huge problem with knowledge of human rights in hospital environment in Algeria due to lack of education. Medical students in our society don’t know patients’ rights, and their rights as doctors. There is also a problem with knowledge of human rights in general, and the basic humanitarians’ rules in our society.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

The target group is medical students in particular and all university students in general.
Beneficiaries are the public in general.

Objectives and indicators of success:

– Medical students through our sensitization have to learn patients’s rights, their rights as doctors and some tips and rules on how to avoid violence in a hospital environment.
– University students attending our lecture and presentation about universal declaration of human rights have to learn the basic human rights, the 30 articles of the declaration and their fields of use.
– University students participating in a debate and their public have to learn the basic rules of debate, and learn new informations about the debate themes (Human rights, death sentance, refugees and children’s education).
– University students attending our lecture and presentation of several declarations and rights linked to the debate themes (Children’s rights, the right to live, refugees’ rights) learned new informations and notions about these rights.
– University studens attending our lecture and participating in an interactive whorshop in which they shared stories about them respecting a right and violating another, have to learn that protection of human rights is everyone’s reponsability .

Methodology:

3 weeks prior the activity :
We had the idea of doing this event, because long before it, we conducted surveys testing medical students’ knowledge about human rights in health and general, and we found that it was necessary to do and event in which we present and explain these rights. And we choose word human rights day to do so.
There were two events :
The main event : Debates and presentations about human rights in general
Secondary event : Sensitization about doctors and patients’ rights and how to avoid violence in a hospital environment
So first, we divided the members into 2 teams, one responsible for each event.
and started brainstorming for ideas for each event and trying to come up with plans.
2 weeks prior the activity :
1- Discussing the topics
Main event team : Discussing themes for the debate, and which rights linked to these themes they are going to present to the public
Secondary event : Discussing the flyers’ content and what are they are going to present to medical students.
2-
Main event team :
They agreed on four themes : 1- Human rights application, utopia or reality? 2- hit children to educate them, for or against?3- Death sentence, revenge or excess of justice?4- In case of emergency, prioritize citizens over refugees in and medical care , Good or bad choice ?
presentation of Human rights in general, the right to live, children’s rights, and refugees’ rights.
Secondary event team :
Agreed on the patient’s rights they are going to present to medical students

10 days prior the activity :
We created the event online, and put a registration form for those who wanted to participate in the debate and selected 24 participants, 6 for each debate.
Than with the help of SCOME, these participants were given a small debate training to prepare them for the event.
Simultaneously, the second them started creating the flyers and leaflets they were going to use in their sensitization

3 days prior the activity :
Preparation of each presentation that were going to happen after each debate :
1- Human rights application, utopia or reality? : Presentation of human rights in general
2- hit children to educate them, for or against? : Presentation of children’s rights
3- Death sentence, revenge or excess of justice? : Presentation of the right to live
In case of emergency, prioritize citizens over refugees in and medical care , Good or bad choice ? : Presentation of refugees’ rights
Finalization of the leaflets and printing
Coming up with plan B

December 10th, 2017 : World human rights day : realisation of the event

Plans for evaluation:

We conduct survey with participants about knowledge of human rights before we conduct the activity
We imply the public in the debate so we could ask them after each presentation about what had they learned
we ask for feedback through our facebook page