COVID-19 PACKAGE - Basic Needs • Impact on children's rights

How does a pandemic impact children's rights? To solve the question, simply use this children's rights panel to reflect on the different consequences.

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First, familiarize the group with the symbols around the panel which represent the children's rights (see additional game information).

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Ask the players if they can find a situation where the right is respected, and if they find another situation where the right is violated.

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Then, make pairs. Ask each pair of children on which 3 children's rights a pandemic has the most impact. Ask why they think so? Give an example and link back to the panel to find more examples.

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The activity ends when all the groups have given their top 3 and when all the children's rights are discussed. Don't forget to also ask the children how these rights can be respected in times of a pandemic. In other words: what can be done to guarantee children's rights even during challenging times? Write down the findings!

Extra game information

This activity is a part of the COVID-19 package. The package aims to give youth workers the tools to discuss the consequences of the pandemic with their target group. The COVID-19 overview panel is the starting point for all the discussions. After playing the overview panel, extra activities on the seven different topics are available to dive deeper into the matter. 


The children's rights discussion panels covers some of the crucial rights for children. Each right is represented by the dogs in a circle. The universal children's rights are (starting in the top left corner, moving clockwise):

  1. Right to education
  2. Right to healthcare
  3. Right to play & relax
  4. Right to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect
  5. Right to protection & freedom from war
  6. Right to legal help & fair treatment in the justice system
  7. Right to freedom of expression
  8. Right to freedom of religion
  9. Right to choose friends and join & set up groups
  10. Right to information from TV, radio, newspapers & the internet
  11. Right to love & care
  12. Right to equality & non-discrimination
  13. Right to food, clothing & a safe place to live (basic needs)
  14. Right to an identity (name & nationality)

Variations

  • Roleplay: act out one children's right that is often not respected during the pandemic. The other players have to guess. Then, another player will act out another children's right. Ask the kids to share why they have chosen this right.
  • Right to basic needs: focus more on the impact of the pandemic on basic needs. Discuss with the kids if they still have access to all basic needs: food, clothing, shelter? Is there a difference before and during the pandemic? How? What should be done to make sure children have access to basic needs at all time?
  • Tell something unique: what have you done during the lockdown, linked to the children's rights? Ask the group to line up. Then ask to share something unique about themselves, something they have done during the past pandemic linked to a specific children's right. For example: right to healthcare: I have made face masks with my friends to distribute to people in my community... If no one else of the group has done this, you can do one step forward. Continue this process untill one of the players has done 5 or 10 steps forward. Don't forget to always make the link with a children's right to make it more difficult.

Specific learning objectives

  • Learn to know your rights and how they are affected during the pandemic

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