Teachers’ Educational Resource on Human Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
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Unity Sisters and Govanhill Baths Community Trust Community Action have published an educational resource on the Human Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
A companion to the short film No Radio Silence*, the e-book aims at supporting teachers and community leaders in delivering meaningful group activities toward the understanding of issues involving refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
The resource proposes group conversations and practical activities, providing definitions of terms and discussing experiences that most refugees and asylum seekers go through before and after arriving in the UK. Most of the topics within this resource can be matched with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. There are hyperlinks throughout the text for further information provided by reliable sources, including the Scottish Government.
The activities can be adjusted to the class level, from P6 to S6, and can also be used for discussions in community groups.
As the Scottish Government reviews the New Scots strategy, ‘No Radio Silence’ hopes to support community integration based on understanding and solidarity.
The resource was produced as part of the ‘Our Rights, Our Communities’ project, with the support of Clare Harker, Headteacher of St Albert’s Primary (Glasgow). The project is funded by the New Scots Integration Delivery Fund.
‘Our Rights‘ looks into ways of developing peer-led advocacy amongst New Scots women, as well as engaging the wider community towards creating solidarity and allyship to refugees and asylum seekers Human Rights.
No Radio Silence Video
‘No Radio Silence’, 10 mins, 2021. The Unity Sisters, with support from Govanhill Baths Community Trust and under the mentorship of filmmaker Bircan Birol, created and directed this short film. This is part of the Sisters’ process of reclaiming the narrative over what being a New Scot really means, with the intention of creating understanding, connection and integration.