Let’s win this game together’: Working with young people in Brazil

Rodriguez, A. (Invited speaker), van Blerk, L. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

This presentation aimed to disseminate the findings from research on 'Documenting violations against children in the context of 2014 World Cup in Brazil', commissioned by the Oak Foundation. Based on the children’s rights to have their perspectives heard as specified in Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) this study listened to children resident in favelas (slums) in two cities in Brazil to capture their perceptions and experiences about the impact of the World Cup in their lives. The research sought to highlight their knowledge and life experiences/histories regarding rights violations and to explore recommendations to prevent such violations. The children chose to use art as the best way to express themselves. Through graffiti, drama and acting and also producing t-shirts and post cards with key messages to promote their rights, they started a process of empowerment and social participation in their communities.
Period28 Jan 2016
Event titleScottish Universities Insight Institute funded Seminar 2: Child neglect, wellbeing and resilience. Adopting an art-based approach
Event typeSeminar
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom