In this unit, we've learned about campaigns that have tried to make sure people's legal rights are respected. The stories of the conscientious objectors and the anti-deportation campaigns show how important it is to stick to what you believe is right, even when things are difficult. They've also shown how the media can help raise awareness about an issue, and how expert advice, for example from lawyers, can help make sure people's legal rights are applied in practice. We've also seen how campaigns can take a long time, and suffer many difficulties before they are successful.
In this activity, think about the stories you've heard in the unit and try and answer the questions about how people might ensure that the rights they have in law are applied in practice.
stick to what you believe
Sometimes, you might lose confidence in your cause. What helps you stay strong? How could you help others keep going?
WORK WITH THE MEDIA
To build support for your campaign, it's helpful to think about different ways people can learn about it. What kinds of media might you work with? How could you let them know about your campaign?
get expert advice
Talking to people who know about your issue can strengthen your campaign What kind of expert advice might a campaign need? Where could you look for help?
it TAKES TIME, DON'T GIVE UP!
Bringing about change can be a long process. What might help a campaign continue for a long time?
What do you need to enjoy your rights? Write a story showing how your life could change with more things to help you enjoy your rights . For example, easier access to education, better access to an interpreter or anything else you can think of.
Think about ... Do you know what rights you have in the UK? Find out more about your rights using sites like these: