Activity 4: The impact of war on children and their families
To understand and distinguish the different consequences on civilians
Step 1: Make a list of what children basically need to live a good life. Which needs are most essential?
Step 2: Compare this list with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.
- See the film:
- Rights of the child (film):
- UN rights of the child easy reader: https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/un-convention-rights-child-child-friendly-language
Do you need to supplement you first list?
Which rights and needs to you think would be violated in a war?
Describe the rules of war – the International Humanitarian Law
- Read UN: protecting civilians
- Watch films:
Make a list of violations of the rules of war.
Which impacts are the most serious?
The most long-lasting?
Try to seperate the violation into categories (physical, psychological, economic…)