For six months starting in September 2019, Warwick University student Salome Kiknadze will run the Human Rights in Action project in conjunction with United Nations Association Coventry. She will be supervised by the World Federation of United Nations in Geneva, following a training course she attended in August.
The proposed project will enhance equality and counter discrimination by setting up a new application platform on which issues will be addressed such as:
- Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the UK
- The effects of government austerity policies
- Counter Extremism Law and Policy
- Immigration Law and Policy
Animated Explanatory Videos
The goal of the project is to make the educational content highly accessible by publishing it in the form of animated explanatory videos.
The content will be sub-divided into two sections:
- Content promoting human rights advocacy, in which the discriminatory effects of certain government policies will be explored and subject to scrutiny.
For example: Government’s hostile policy extends to forcing certain NGOs to refrain from assisting refused asylum seekers
- Content that provides practical information on individual legal rights in various situations.
For example: how the new stop and search powers granted to police will impact individuals in their daily lives and what rights they have; modern slavery.
Opportunities for Volunteers
The project currently needs volunteers who can help with the following:
- Developing apps, video animations and narration,
- Creating marketing materials such as posters/promotional ideas/outreach
- Social Media Management
- Research Tasks (guides/training available for younger applicants – experience!)
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More information about Salome here.