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My experience as Human Rights Activist! Featured

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Since a couple of years ago, there is a serious problem growing on the Internet. This new threat is called Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying includes any hurtful behaviour to someone through the use of digital technologies, such as denigration, exclusion, harrasment, text wars/attacks, hate speech, etc. This issue can cause a lot of  damage to the victims and put at risk Human Rights. In this context, Project Friends Chile has wanted to contribute to the fight against Cyberbullying, by carrying out a workshop about Human Rights awareness and the "No Hate Speech Movement". I was in charge of coordinating and leading this event. My tasks included: Getting the necessary spaces for the workshop, inviting students, teachers and parents to the meeting, preparing educative games for the children and also, giving a talk about "The No Hate Speech Movement", which is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship. The event took place at Alberto Hurtado School on October 6th. I had to work and study very hard for this activity. During the last weeks, I was reading a lot of texts and watching many videos related to Human Rights affairs, innovative models to improve Education and democratic issues. I admit that carrying out the workshop was not precisely a piece of cake. It meant a great responsibility and required a lot of time and dedication. However, I'm very proud of all the knowledge I gained, the friends I made and the things I taught to dozens of people, who became enthusiastic Human Rights activists.

One of the best things of this workshop was meeting Mr. Samuel Saavedra Aviles, who is a lawyer, graduated summa cum laude, at the Academy of Christian Humanism. He gave an interesting talk on Human Rights and explained their main characteristics in a way easy to understand. Besides, we shared an enjoyable lunch after the workshop at a nice restaurant. It was a great moment in which we talked about literature, hobbies, likes, family and more.

This was my experience as Human Rights activist. Briefly, It was a demanding, full-time job, yet tremendously rewarding and useful. There is no doubt that simple activities like this one can generate deep changes in the community, serving as genuine spaces to practice Democracy, increase coexistence, exchange ideas and world visions and train the future leaders of our society.

NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BECOME A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING TO STOP CYBERBULLYING? JOIN THE NO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT TODAY!

Last modified on Monday, 17 October 2016 22:12
Nicolas

Nicolas

Hello everyone! My name is Nicolás. I am an 19-year-old chilean boy, born and raised in Villarrica. I consider myself as a cheerful and friendly person, so I really like meeting new people. I enjoy doing sports and taking photographs. I'm very grateful to "Project Friends Chile" for allowing me to know different cultures and places.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Nicoo.Espinoza

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